We finished our series of lectures this semester by looking at some creative approaches to job hunting for two reasons: there are more social media/digital media jobs available and employers pay more attention to what candidates do online. Check these two articles on Forbes about jobs that did not exist 10 years ago and about how and why employers use social media for recruitment.
Getting noticed as well as being able to demonstrate that not only you understand but also actively use social media are two important elements when seeking such jobs.
Your options therefore include:
- visual and inforgraphic CVs (check out Vizify, Vizualize.me, Flavours.me, Cvgram, About.me, Zerply, Re.vu)
- video CVs (Mashable has some good advice here)
- websites and portfolios (check Jorri Smith‘s portfolio; consider creating a blog/website/portfolio to showcase your work)
- conducting a campaign through which you pursue a single job (this might take more effort and time but it can be really rewarding – check out Robby Leonardi‘s game-like cv and coordinated social media accounts, Jannic Nielssen‘s Kickstarter campaign and Linsday Blackwell’s brilliant DearLisaRudgers campaign)
For some examples o where to find social media jobs, traineeships and placements please check the final slide on the Prezi below.