Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies…using Innovate CV!

89% of companies will use Social Media to recruit in 2011 (source). Obviously, job seekers simply need to know how best present themselves and their capabilities using the right social media tools.

But as we all know, it’ can be an intimidating virtual world out there, so where does a job seeker even begin?

That’s where Joshua Waldman steps in. As the man behind the  renowned Career Enlightenment blog, Joshua has recently published Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies.

For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position.

Click to buy it on Amazon!

Furthermore, we’re delighted to see Innovate CV very positively mentioned within! Here are some snippets from the (soon-to-be sold-out) book that we particilarly fancied!

From Chapter 11: Taking Advantage of Other Online Resume Options

Innovate CV is an online multimedia resume building tool that’s a great alternative to VisualCV. It’s purpose is similar to Visual CV, but some considerable differences to exist between the two, such as the following:

  • You can import your LinkedIn profile directly into your Innovate CV resume. This feature saves a lot of time when building your profile.
  • You have more design options that are cleaner and simpler than VisualCV.
  • You can upload video directly onto your CV rather than just linking to a Youtube video.
  • Innovate CV offers many educational videos to help with writing your resume and making it interactive.
  • Innovate CV comes with a powerful  Facebook application so you can leverage your personal network to share your resume.

Click to view Joshua's Innovate CV!

From Chapter 13: Using Facebook as a Job Hunter

Based out of the UK, Innovate CV started as an online resume service. Now it offers job search related courses, web video TV, and help in producing video resumes. With Innovate CV, you can import your LinkedIn profile content and then design a nice looking online resume right from your Facebook account. You can also post to your Wall, ask for feedback, send your CV to anyone via Facebook, and even enter a CV competition to win a prize.

To set up your own Innovate CV app, search for “Innovate CV” in the Facebook search bar and choose “The App“, not the Fan Page.

Innovate CV really adopted Facebook early as its primary medium for networking and sharing. Innovate CV’s designs are attractive, and it’s growing as a company. I think it offers a valuable service and would suggest any job seeker use it regularly.

Since Joshua authored the book, we’ve also released a swanky iPhone app, as well as enhanced Innovate CV’s social capabilities across LinkedIn and Twitter. And that’s just the beginning – we have plenty more ideas that we’re working on to help you with your job search!

A big congrats to Joshua for getting this vital book out there. Pick it up now, make the most of his advice,  and get ahead.

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2 Comments on “Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies…using Innovate CV!”

  1. September 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Adam, Thanks so much for reviewing my book. As you know, I’m a big fan of your product and so it’s a real honor to be mentioned on your blog!

    • September 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

      Thanks Joshua! The honor is ours. Keep up the great work.

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