The Resume is Dead | Amber Mac Canada's Social Media Guru on the New Rules for Job Search & Personal Branding

Have you heard the news? The resume is dead, who killed it? The main suspects were Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn. These four suspects have been charged with first degree murder and are awaiting a trial date. All kidding aside, social media is impacting all dimensions of our lives including the resume and job search process. This week’s podcast is from The Canadian Career Development Webinar Series with Amber Mac author of Power Friending | Demistifying Social Media. Amber is one of Canada’s leading social media experts. She works with corporate clients including Anthony Robbins helping them to leverage social media for their professional brands. She is a regular columnist with The Globe & Mail.

Ok the resume is not quite dead (it still has an important role to play), but finding your next gig today has a lot more involved than just having a great resume. I spoke at an event this past week for The University of Western Ontario Alumni (they were a great group) One person share with me, that she just got a new job through a lead she got through twitter. Amber shared “The rules have changed, you are far more likely to advance in your career and find your next opportunity if you understand and utilize social media instead of relying on a traditional job search ”

This week’s 60 Second Workout – What is one area of social media you can improve your skill-set?

Continue the conversation on my blog.
This week’s CareerPoll ; What social media do you rely on the most for finding new opportunities?

Canadian Career Development Webinar Tuesday Sept 21 12-1 PM ET | Balancing Motherhood & Your Career| founders of momcafe

Are you a working mother trying to figure out how to do it “all”, whatever that may mean to you? Do you need some time for yourself to think about the next step in your career? I will be interviewing the founders of momcafe about her advice as it relates to finding the right mix click here for more info & to register.

FREE Webinar: Get the Right Career Right Now! Invest 1 hour of your time to help manage opportunity in your career. Join me Thursday Sept 23 12-1 P.M. ET. This complimentary 1-hour workshop is based on my book, Get the Right Job Right Now! Take control of your career, all from the comfort & convenience of your own desk. Limited to 20 participants. Click to register.

Looking for help with your personal brand ? Who’s your career coach ? Need help with a professional resume, job search, and interview preparation? Invest in yourself — get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

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Alan

PS. Are you in HR or recruitment? Join me this week in Toronto the 2010 Recruitment Summit. I will be speaking on why change & globalization are good for us Click here for more details.

PPS. Found a job through social media? Willing to share your story? Looking for panelists for upcoming webinar alan@CareerJoy.com