As a social media coach and manager it is easy to just get stuck into the day job. However staying up to date with your CV/Resume is important, as important as making sure the profiles on your social media properties accurately reflect your current situation.

They go to show your attention to detail. They are a support if anyone asks about the skills you have, and the work you have done. And lets face it – it’s much easier to stay up to date when you regularly review!

I was prompted to this by todays WordPress post idea which was about an interview. What it actually got me thinking about was the preparing for interview state. I’ve been on both sides of the social media interview table – interviewing and interviewed.

What I learnt when I was interviewing, stood me in great stead for my own interviews and discussions with people who wanted to hire me (whether independently or to work in a company)

Your CV should reflect the social media work you have done. Make it easy for the recruiter or hiring manager to find out about you. Tell them about the successes you have had. Show them where your social media presence is, your digital footprint. Don’t make it difficult for them to find you. At the least you should show that you are active on major channels such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc, and your own blog or website if you have one.

Maybe you have a portfolio of work that past clients are happy for you to share – or even better, a list of LinkedIn recommendations for your work.

Take it to the next step and link back what your social media is to your other strengths and what the employer or contract is asking for. Show how you are exactly the right person for the job.