Using Social Media to Get a Job

In 2010, I was seeking out a more challenging job. With unemployment on the rise and 11 years of marketing experience, I was afraid to be lumped into group of qualified candidates without differentiating myself. How could I stand out? How could I make my skills relevant? How could I find a company that shared my values?

That's when I saw Abi Jones' visual resume

And I was inspired to create my own visual resume, using a premise I learned in college: ALWAYS maximize the medium. Here's the final product.

When I finished the video, I found a perfect job posting. I used LinkedIn to determine that one connection could introduce me to someone at the company. Within a week, I had a job offer that I accepted from Verus Global. It's the story of how I landed an extraordinary job.

If you're looking for a job -- or wanting to sell yourself to your company some questions you support your next steps:

  • What are some accomplishments you're most proud of in your career?
  • How will you stand out? 
  • How will you continue to make your skills relevant? 
  • How will you find a company that shares your values?
  • What advice would you share with others?