If you are thinking of a career in social media and have got a word doc resume. Delete it!
I had two recruitment companies chasing me to fill in a vacancy for the Social Media Assistant role. They have been bombarding me with perfectly formated (word, pdf) and well written resumes and cover letter.
What did I do with these applications? I deleted them straigth away. Wonder why is that? Here are the reasons:
1) Last thing I want is to see a word file attachment resume for this post (for that matter most of the jobs these days)
2) None of the applicant where search able on Google.
3) Sending a word document/ pdf resume or a cover letter is counter productive when applying for social media jobs. Let your work speak for you.
Want to know how to make a resume for social media jobs (in-fact many jobs). Here is a great article that tells you exactly how to do this.
I spent my entire day today dealing with red tape, expecting (hoping) to get an explanation on something. It took a little over an hour and thirty six minutes just convincing someone to email me the details, which I received after five hours containing only partial information. errhhh!
Certain organisation, especially civil services are full of red tape as they define this, what surprises me is that many businesses operate red tape by choice.
Having clear procedure and policy is one thing and using these policy with iron hand is another. Your business or some part of your business might have certain element of red tape which is frustrating your customers, have you ever thought of improving on this?