Sometimes a resume just isn't enough of an attention grabber when it comes to landing the perfect job.

Fortunately, social media can help put your resume and your career hunting endeavors in the social spotlight.

Here are just a few ways social media can help you promote your resume:

Make Sure Your Resume is Website-Friendly

Just because you have your resume saved as a PDF doesn't mean it'll be easily sharable on social sites. Before you start promoting your resume on social media, you need to make sure it's website-friendly.

Sure, LinkedIn allows you to upload your resume, but it might not be so easy on Facebook or even your professional blog.

Instead of having people download your resume through these sites, software programs like Scribd actually let you upload your resume into any website, including Facebook.

It's free, easy, and only takes a few minutes. Uploading your resume to your blog and top social media sites will ensure your followers see it in all of its glory.

Don't Forget About LinkedIn

One of the best ways to showcase your resume through social channels is by using LinkedIn.

As the following article looks at, whether you want to figure out how to prepare your resume for a cosmetology career or you want to find professional contacts, LinkedIn can help you get the ball rolling.

Not only is LinkedIn used by recruiters to regularly find new talent, the website is also a great resource for finding jobs as well.

You can create an online portfolio, connect with business acquaintances, and endorse business professionals as well as be endorsed yourself, and make your resume shine.

Include Your Resume on Your Blog

If you haven't started a professional blog, then now's the time.

Blogging is the perfect way to share your professional knowledge and experience, especially during the job-hunting process. Just make sure you include a page for your resume.

Having a dedicated resume page on your blog not only puts your resume in the spotlight, it also gives you an easily linkable destination that you can share through other social sites. However, don't fall into a pattern of neglecting your blog or your resume page.

Making blog posts on a regular basis will help keep your site relevant.

Additionally, regularly updating your resume with any new experiences you gain will make you look productive in the eyes of employers.

Make Sure Bios Align

When sharing your resume on social media, it's important to make sure your social bios and your resume bio align. Recruiters like to see that you practice what you preach, especially when it comes to your online professionalism.

You don't have to be a straight-shooter all the way around, but the facts should align.

For example, if you say in your bio that you do humanitarian work on the weekends, but your social bio says you like to go to the beach on the weekends, potential employers will scratch their heads.

Having clean, reputable social profiles is the most effective way to promote your resume on social media.

Remembering this and the other social pointers above will help take your resume to new heights.

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About the Author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including recruitment and job hunting.

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