As I've been sharing tips and tricks with you regarding resumes and recruiter SEO, I've found that I am frequently diverting to things I have heard from others in my organization. The truth of the matter is that I don't really do much in the way of internet search anymore; at least as it relates to finding resumes. My role now is really about managing a team of people that does that (recruiters and researchers) as well as outreach/community building programs.
In Central Sourcing, we are the Center of Excellence (is that a Microsoft term or are other companies using that term as well?) for internet search for staffing and we have some amazing talent in that area. I'm not going to embarrass anyone (well just one person....Tim? You out there?) but I'm sure I could get a witness. I get kudos mails for folks on my team and I'm sure my peers do as well. I love working with smart people.
Anyway, what I have decided (because when it comes to this blog, I am the decider. Whee!) is that I should tap someone else to help me with tips for job seekers out there or really anyone managing their career (who does that not include?). And that should be someone TCOB in the internet search trenches day in and day out. And I have identified a victim volunteer willing participant ...an internet search/resume guru that I will introduce to you shortly. He's going to feed me some resume/interview tips that I can share with you. I may even get him to introduce himself soon. You are going to really like what Tim has to say. He's got some brilliant ideas (he's the one that gave me that tip about "present" or "current" near your company name).
I remember a long time ago, years even, that I blogged about using the word "expert" on your resume and I have had to deal with the fact that I can no longer call myself anything close to an "expert" in internet search; not because I don't have anything worthwhile to share (just seeing things from a recruiters perspective is worthwhile, I think) but because technology and some of my peers have marched on while I have been working on other things (employment branding and community development, new media, central sourcing strategy). What I am really getting good at now is figuring out how to leverage the experts around me. And with that, I tee it up for Tim, who is knee deep in a search right now but promised that he's got some great tips coming your way.