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Beyond LinkedIn: Creating A Digital Resume

As the kids of mom bloggers get older, I’m seeing more and more women I know online pursuing “traditional” work outside the home as well as seeking work-from-home positions. This means, of course, dusting off and updating a resume.

But as many mom bloggers seek work in the digital marketing industry, something a little more than the “standard” paper resume can come in handy.

Now most mom bloggers I know have a LinkedIn profile (if you don’t know what that looks like, here’s mine). LinkedIn is THE premier online resume spot, and if you are looking for work you need a LinkedIn profile. In addition, I’ve been headhunted through LinkedIn nearly a dozen times this year, so it’s a great place to show off your skill set. But just like a real resume, it needs to be updated regularly AND spell- and grammar-checked. Do yourself a favor and don’t skimp on the proofreading.

If you want to take it a step further, there are some great spots online to create a fabulous looking visual resume.

TagCrowd

This site is a word-cloud generator. You can plug in your personal description, your skills, and your experience to create a word cloud that is all about you. They look like this:

Vizualize.me

This awesome site imports your info from LinkedIn and creates an amazing visual resume. This is just a small sample; the resume is more than one screenshot can capture.

BrazenCareerist Facebook Application

As Facebook continues its attempts to dominate all things online, you’ll find many fun career based apps such as this one to create a visual resume. I think, though, that BrazenCareerist does the best job. Looks a bit like this:

Of course, you can also hire a designer to create the perfect visual resume. There are plenty of options for visual resumes. The real question, of course, is do they work? We’ll have to wait and see as the trend to visual resumes grows.

So, you want to be a mom blogger? 10 tips to get you started from MomCrunch

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