There’s A New Resume In Town

Is Social Media The New Cardboard Sign?
Is Social Media The New Cardboard Sign?

How updated is your resume?

Even if your resume is updated, it’s outdated. No, seriously.

Social media is the new resume. If you’re not using blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube and the other emerging social media channels to promote your personal brand, you are being left behind.

Agree or disagree, it doesn’t matter. ย What matters is getting the job.

What are your chances if you follow the old and outdated rules?

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. I remember a time when there was only one phone in the house. And it was attached to the wall by a cord.
    You had a hard time getting a job if you didn’t have one.
    Then came email. And cell phones.

    You, as usual, are spot on my friend.

    A job candidate who doesn’t manage what a Google search for their name will find is likely to continue to be a candidate. But at least they’ll be ahead of the candidates who still don’t have email or cell phones. Right in front of the dinosaurs.

  2. lol
    Almost spit milk out my nose.
    Silly man, Dinosaurs didn’t need resumes, they couldn’t read.
    Ken Blanchard once told me, “You can watch the parade, you can march in the parade, or you can lead the parade.
    Ok, so he didn’t actually say it to me directly, but I was driving him to the airport when he said it on the phone, sitting next to me.
    Close enough?

  3. “76 Trombones led the big parade with 110 cornets right behind.” It seems Meredith Wilson had it right with those in the front of the parade making a lot of noise too.

    Plus the dinosaurs had those big heads and little arms. Know that one?

  4. Meet The Robinsons. Meredith Wilson escapes me though.
    Love the conversation. Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jeff,
    If you’re not familiar with “The Music Man” (by Meredith Wilson), you should give it a watch.
    It’s a nice family movie too (as are a lot of those older Movie Musicals). I recommend the original version with Robert Preston & Shirley Jones.

    Keep moving forward…

  6. That’s right, we got trouble. Right here in River City. And begins with “T”. And that rhymes with “P”. And that stands for pool.

    LOVE the Robert Preston version. Does that make me a dinosaur? My wife says I have a big head.

  7. Oh, and you forgot one option jeff.

    My mother-in-law said “If they’re running you out of town, get out in front and pretend it’s a parade.” Smart woman.

  8. Craig, not familiar. Hope to be some day.
    Mike, you need to get back to work. You have too much free time on your hands, now that CPLP has certified you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Yes, the Music Man (Robert Preston as Prof. Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian (the librarian) Paroo) was a huge hit for Warner Brothers. It has a main street familiarity to it. Great music that has endured for decades.

    Mike, we had one of those phones growing up. It was on a table, in the hall, and the cord was stretched beyond it’s capacity one too many times. It never curled back up the same. Plus, you didn’t want to be on the phone during a thunderstorm. It came in one color and had one ringtone.

  10. Man, that is really old school.

    Remember when we only had to dial 5 numbers?

    The number to that corded phone was DRake3-0766.

    Let’s not even start talking about party lines.

  11. Jeff,
    I was institutionalized first.
    Then I got certified.
    Now, as you point out, I have all this free time.

    No such thing as free time.

    What to do? What to do?

  12. Yes. No such thing as free time.
    Wait a minute, there has to be such a thing.
    Otherwise, what am I supposed to do when I have nothing to do?

  13. Jeff: Is it even possible to do nothing?

    I mean, even when you’re doing nothing, aren’t you doing something?

    No wonder I hated philosophy. Existentialism makes my head hurt.

  14. One of my big goals in life is to be bored. Not all the time, but for a morning or an afternoon here and there.

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