Need a creative way to advertise your resume to the world? How about buying an advertisement for yourself on the internet? That’s what Eric Barker did and he got a job offer! He only spent $50 on Facebook ads and Microsoft replied and gave him a job. This is just one of the ways to get your name out there. You can create a picture resume or you can start a blog resume.
You can start your own Facebook resume ad too. But you need a couple of things before you start.
- A good pitch
Create a good sales pitch and tagline to your resume ad. Make sure it’s targeted to your audience. Put your best skills on the ad without sounding too generic. Put the position you seek in the title and make sure your name is in the advertisement.
- A picture of yourself
Get a professional photo of yourself and make sure you’re smiling. Everyone loves a happy worker.
- A landing page
After you have the pitch and photo ready, you need a place for people to land after they click on your ad. You can create a blog resume and have it land there. Or you can post your resume on a job site like Monster.com and link to that page.
Then finally go to http://www.facebook.com/advertising/ and get started. You set your daily budget. You can pay per each click of the advertisement or each time the ad gets an impression. Set it low to like 5 or 10 dollars a day. Most importantly, target the ad to the right audience and geographical location. Someone under 18 will likely not offer you the job of your dreams, so don’t target that demographic.
Facebook Resume Posting Tips
- It is not bad to post your resume on Facebook as long as you keep it professional and reveal only public information. Use an throwaway email address that can handle spam. These Facebook ads will be PUBLIC and possibly be forever stored in some database. Do not reveal more than necessary.
- Make sure none of the information on your resume can be traced back to any answers for security questions such as “Where did you go to school?” or “What was your school mascot?” Your resume might reveal the answers so it is best to change your security questions on your bank or email accounts.
- Remember to monitor your daily advertising spending. If you forget to put a cap on the spending, you will get a big bill that you would not expect.