If you want to really take charge of your career, you need a powerful online presence. In this 23-minute podcast, Master Résumé Writer Martin Buckland talks about how to establish this presence using a variety of tools. Martin, who runs Elite Resume, is one of Canada’s leading authorities on highly effective résumés and cover letters, successful job-search strategies, and interviewing. Martin’s certifications elevate him to a rarefied group of career professionals in North America. Among his designations are: Master Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Co-Pilot Executive Coach, Certified Job & Career Transition Coach, Certified Job Search Trainer, Certified Professional Branding Strategist and Certified Employment Interview Professional.
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00:01 Intro and welcome
03:40 Start with LinkedIn, the most valuable tool in your job search. Be sure to add your LinkedIn link to your résumé. For more information about LinkedIn, see the LinkedIn Blog and LinkedIn Tips, Tricks and Tweaks from Amit Agarwal.
05:55 Write articles to position you as an expert; experts land jobs.
06:15 Plaxo and Facebook, even for senior executives
06:55 Be careful who you link to.
09:10 Get a Google profile too.
09:40 Twitter as a career management tool
11:10 Do you still need a résumé?
11:41 The new trend: the visual CV
12:55 Question for Martin via Twitter: Can people with more than 20 years’ experience have a résumé of two or three pages?
14:00 Your résumé is a business document; don’t list your hobbies.
15:00 Using a blog to enhance your career and personal brand
17:30 Always monitor your Google presence.
17:55 Find Martin at Elite Resume on the Web and on LinkedIn or Twitter
19:12 One place to submit articles: Ezinearticles.com
19:40 Comments from Bob Crawshaw about two recent editions of Trafcom News: the interview with Oakville Mayor Rob Burton; the interview with photographer Peter West
22:38 Where to send comments: email to Donna AT Trafcom DOT com, call the comment line at 212-624-0209 or post a message to Trafcom News Podcast blog.