March 8, 2010

End of the resume, rise of the super user

David SparkWhether you’re looking to get hired, or you’re looking for A+ talent, you want to be seen as or want to be looking for super users.

This 14-minute live presentation was given at the Dice event at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. In the presentation I explain the super user model and give examples of how companies have found, built relationships with, and hired super users.

What do you think? Do you think the 8 ½ x 11 paper resume has any future in the age of social media? If you want to get hired, become a super user. Attach yourself to a brand and/or industry. Create, share, and build relationships with industry members and other super users. And if you’re a company looking for talent, look to super users. They’re highly visible and passionate. You’ll find they’re an excellent source for marketing, staffing, and business development.David Spark, a partner in Socialmedia.biz, helps businesses grow by developing thought leadership through storytelling and covering live events. Contact David by email, follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment below.

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  • It is great to have networks to find out about new opportunities, but really a company or individual should be utilizing both types of media to either attract the best talent or to find the best companies.

  • Very well organized and detailed presentation. Organizations and job seekers should use both formats.

  • Good one. It is great to have networks like LinkedIn.com to find out about new opportunitie..!