Digital Dallas Recruiting Event Recap

For those of you were not able to attend the Digital Dallas event last week, here are some of the takeaway advice from the recruiters present:

  • LinkedIn- if you do not have a thorough and optimized Linked in profile your chances of being hired for a digital job are slim. Put your linked in url on your resume.  It’s easier for recruiters to fact check you on linked in.  Be honest—fraudulent claims are easy to find.
  • Change linked in job titles for positions you’re seeking  from time to time.  Different companies call the same job functionality by different titles, so you will show up in different searches by changing titles.
  • Use functional descriptions rather than chronological ones.   Recruiters are searching for what you did at each job.
  • Don’t have a picture of an avatar or other unprofessional jpg
  • Don’t list hobbies.
  • Be sure your other electronic information is good and presents you professionally.  People are not supposed to check your facebook or my space, but they do.  Google yourself to see what comes up.
  • Unless you are still in school or very recently graduated, don’t put your GPA on your resume.  Don’t put list GMAT or GRE scores either.
  • No photos on your resume—people will subconsciously pre-judge you.
  • Most companies want to know what you can do for them.  List skill sets and major professional accomplishments first.
  • Advice for students- list specifics of what projects or course work you have done- show sample work in an interview
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