And then, in time, look at some other creative alternatives out there to see which might be the most appropriate route if I was job hunting (which I’m not, just to clarify!)
Content aside, do you think the timeline format works?
Would your opinion change if I told you how long it took me to put the page together?
If you weren’t especially Facebook-savvy, would you find this method of presentation helpful or confusing?
Questions, questions, questions!
Tips and hints
If you do decide to create a Facebook career timeline, here are a few things I discovered when attempting to complete mine:
- Make sure you have a bunch of landscape style images on hand to illustrate your career history (750 x 300 pixels is a decent size)
- Think beyond your typical CV / resume – the format allows back-dating so any articles, links or videos that help tell your career story are incredibly useful
- Use a combination of status updates and milestone updates – status updates can be back-dated too so use this option to break things up a bit
- Leave yourself a lot of time – there was (and probably still is) a lot of trial and error involved in creating my page so don’t expect to knock it off in a hurry
- Keep your career highlights in a accessible place – I did a bit of back searching to locate some of the content for my page but it would have been a lot easier if I had kept some of these bits and pieces in the cloud somewhere
So, whaddya think?
Does this work?
Is a more classic resume a better option?
Are there any other tools out there that you’d recommend?