Board-certified chimney sweeper looking for exciting challenges. 32 years experience. Fits into narrow spaces. Once swept Lincoln's chimney.
Forget about one page: try boiling down your resumé to 140 characters.
The micro-resume is taking off in China, according to CNNGo. Both job seekers and recruiters have been turning to Sina Weibo (the country's popular microblogging platform) to communicate with each other and streamline the application process. One news article cited by CNNGo counted 17,000 micro-resumes on the site.
Advertising job openings through social media can return a deluge of responses and the system is meant to make the work of a recruiter more efficient. But can one accurately represent his experience and achievements in so little space?
In North America, recruiters have used Twitter since its launch to post job openings, but many still require long, formal applications submitted through other channels. In the field of social media marketing, however, recruiters have used the platform to test the skills of potential hires.
Earlier this year, Robert Duffy, CEO of fashion house Marc Jacobs, turned to Twitter to find his new social media manager. "Were looking for someone to come on and take a job heading our Twitter acct and social media. Send something clever for a chance at the job!" he tweeted..
Australia-based Flight Centre asked users to distill their cover letters down to 140 characters as well last December when it posted several job openings.
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