At this point, I’m probably going in circles talking about Pinterest, resumes and social media but I haven’t been able to fully wrap my mind around a new self-promotion tactic (thanks to fellow blogger Daniel Hebert): publishing your resume on Pinterest.
Social media is more than just a professional tool, but it can also be used as a professional outlet. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are the obvious platforms that a majority of professionals across multiple industries use, but the introduction of Pinterest is about to change all of that.
Lockhart makes the point that because of Pinterest’s visual nature, it’s “perfect for showing prospective employers what you’ve done so far.” Pinterest’s visual nature is perfect for showing a multitude of things but I’m having trouble understanding why these individuals are putting their resumes on Pinterest. How do they know that their resume is going to end up in front of prospective employers?
Maybe I’m not thinking outside the box enough or this is beyond me. I admire the individuals that have put their resumes on Pinterest; they’re taking a huge leap of faith. I am interested to know if anyone has been contacted for an interview or with a job offer after their resume was found on Pinterest.
Would you ever consider putting your resume on Pinterest (after a graphic design facelift, of course)?