Facebook Page is now Functional!
I have just created a new Facebook page to use sort of as an online resume/ professional page. This didn't come without the usual headaches that materialize EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to do something new on the internet. But here it is, in all its amateur glory:
Paranoia aside, I think this will be wonderful to use when searching for a career after I'm done school. Even for summer employment this year. It is an efficient way to get my information out there to anyone who wants it. Instead of sending in a resume, I could simply send employers a link to this webpage! Saving paper too. One of my classmates in ALES 204 has the right idea as well ( http://iamshewolf.blogspot.com/2012/01/facebook-page.html ). Also, if I happen to start my own business, this is an exceptional way to advertise my services and provide customers will all the relevant information. I know a great deal of people that are currently using Facebook to advertise their services.
I found out as well that this is not a new concept, so many people are using social media sites professionally now. I found an article online talking about all the different way to use Facebook in particular for professional development ( http://mashable.com/2009/08/14/facebook-networking/ ). Making information available in this way is sure to catch on fast, and I imagine it will become more and more popular as a way of professionally "putting yourself out there."
Here is a link, if you're interested! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jami-Frederick/309961615706600.