Twitter is brimming with resources to help you write a knock-‘em-dead resume — you just have to know where to look. Have no fear! CareerBliss did the legwork and rounded up 10 of the best tweet-happy resume pundits just for you!
Tip: create a Twitter list exclusively for resume experts. That way, when you sit down to upgrade and revamp your resume, you can scroll through a stream entirely dedicated to advice on creating a fresh, killer resume.
And the winners are:
1. @SusanIreland – Susan Ireland is a must-follow for anyone who wants some real, practical advice on resume writing. She’s the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume and answers some of the toughest resume questions, like “Should I list recent jobs on my resume even though they are not related to my job objective?” Check her out!
2. @DebraWheatman - Debra Wheatman is a certified resume writer and the president of Careers Done Write, a professional resumes and careers services company. We also love her because she updates super frequently! And in addition to helpful links to advice blog posts, she also sprinkles some inspirational quotes here and there.
3. @ResumeShark – Following Resume Shark is a must for any job seeker! Their Tweets offer great (even fun) resources, like a YouTube video on the importance of keywords in your resume. They not only share original tips and advice but also retweet advice from other career experts about creating a top-notch resume as well.
4. @ErinKennedyCRPW – Erin Kennedy is a certified executive resume writer and career consultant and offers valuable tips on both resumes and interviewing. A recent resume tip courtesy of Kennedy: “Tip: Looking for a job in finance? Quantify your achievements as much as possible on your resume!”
5. @DawnBugni – She’s a certified, master resume writer with more than 25 years in corporate positions. Bugni shares awesome resume insights and, recently, she even answered specific resume questions from followers via Twitter!
6. @BlueSkyResumes – Blue Sky Resumes is actually a resume writing service, but they also share Resume advice for their Twitter followers. Though they don’t update daily, it’s worth skimming through their past posts because they share useful links to their blog posts, such as “how to make the right resume decisions every time.” They also have a series of self-help guides for job seekers for free!
7. @ResumeExpert – Laura Smith-Proulx, a nine-time award-winning executive resume writer, heads the Resume Expert Twitter account and offers amazing advice and strategies. For instance, her recent Tweet: “Jobseekers, what’s your resume strategy? Align it with your LinkedIn Profile for a consistent personal brand message.”
8. @ABetterResume – Also known as Mike–Resume Prof, they offer a great roundup of only the best advice from experts in the Twitter-sphere. Mike regularly publishes “Resume Prof Daily” with hand-selected top stories focused on helping job seekers.
9. @ResumeGuru – His name says it all! Robert Dagnall is also known as the Resume Guru with 19 years of experience and over 7,000 clients! He’s seen quite a stack of resumes in his day. You can find him sharing fascinating insights in #HFChat, also known as Hire Friday, where he and career expert colleagues discuss hiring strategies.
In a recent #HFChat, he said “We have to use the keywords HR people, recruiters, and ATS *recognize*--effectiveness matters, not poetry #hfchat.” The Resume Guru tells it like it is!
10. @Resume_Writer – August Cohen is an award-winning, triple certified executive resume writer and LinkedIn profile writer. Following her means getting some amazing professional resume advice right in your feed!
Some of Cohen’s best Tweets: “Jobseekers, don't start your resume profile with ‘Experienced.’” Of course you are” and “Don't start ur resume w/ objective describing what u want - use that valuable space to show an employer ur value/what u have to offer them!”