Going Public… with your resume Pt.1Posted: June 22, 2009
Going public with your resume is like standing nude in front of a painting class. Before all those eyes there is only you, flaws and all, for good or bad, being judged. Posting your resume through your website, blog, or one of the various social media websites is mostly likely up there with public speaking in terms of people’s anxiety to do it.
For this reason, I understand the apprehension in taking your resume public. No one likes being judged, especially with something that for many is a personal thing.
The key thing to remember though is that you are being judged everyday. People make assumptions and comparisons about you whether you like it or not. Why not take as much control over that view as possible?
Looking at my Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, my resume is already public, though somewhat condensed. You can see my academic and professional history, so why not add some detail by posting my full resume? It seems like a logical step.
That being said I think there are some general considerations to make in choosing to go public with your resume.
Those I’ll discuss tomorrow!