May 6, 2010

Syncing Your Online Presence

Each time you update your resume, you need to make sure you update your entire online presence. It amazes us how many alumni still have themselves listed as current law students in their Facebook bios months after graduation. Unfortunately, this just looks sloppy to employers who are trying to gauge how well you take care of your online presence. So start a habit now that every time you update your resume, you also update your entire online presence, including (though not limited to):
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Membership Organizations & Directories (alma mater alumni groups, neighborhood, etc.)
  • Your email signature line
  • Online Resumes (on personal pages and in job engines like or
  • Google/Yahoo!/Hotmail profiles
  • Blog/Twitter/Facebook/MySpace bio
  • Plaxo, etc cards

May 5, 2010


Last week at the NALP Annual Conference, we attended our first tweetup - an in-person gathering of folks that communicate via twitter, share similar interests, or are tweeting their way through a common activity (like a lecture, concert, or conference). Many decry twitter as senseless microblogging babble about the minutiae of the day but in reality, we've connected to new colleagues, renewed relationships with others, and been able to stay abreast of breaking news through the tweets we follow and the groups with whom we interact. To learn more about how to use twitter in your career development, check out the Social Media Guide in the Symplicity Document Library.