March 21, 2009

Resume-building sites, blogging advice can help you be a JWJ (journalist with job)

Patrick Thornton of Beat Blogging passes along 10 Great Social Sites for Resume Building
"We’re all probably going to lose our jobs anyway (especially journalists), so you might as well polish up that old resume. And if you are actively looking for a job, you’ll appreciate these sites."
The sites were put together by Dan Schawbel, author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 09), and owner of Personal Branding Blog. He says:
"Creating the perfect resume is not easy. Luckily, there are a number of online resources dedicated to helping you create outstanding traditional and social media resumes. Here are 10 great social sites with unique features that let you create your own resume-like profile, edit your resume online, get it reviewed by experts, print it, share it on social networks, and much more."
Head to the original post to learn more about the sites. I picked up some tips for two sites I am using LinkedIn and Xing. I plan to learn more about these at the blog post and individual web sites:
You can find me on LinkedIn at

You can find more job resources like these on Mashable:

You might find some of my earlier posts helpful:


  1. You are doing a great service....


  2. Thanks. A way to balance the doom and gloom or perhaps a way to justify all that time on the Internet :)