As technological advances progress at a lightning fast pace, social media platforms stay right in stride. Some are a flop, but others catch on and become immensely popular. One of the more interesting and powerful ways to brand yourself and broadcast your offer, services, status, and opinions is through the use of content curation platforms. Let’s take a look at a few ways in which a recruiter or potential job candidate might leverage the use of these innovative apps and websites.

“Alternative” Resume Building & Profile Creation

Let’s say you have created an influential blog, YouTube channel, Twitter army, or other character-driven project that you want to share with others. Normally the only way to do this would be to try and explain everything that you have accomplished by sharing these individual platforms one by one, which can be somewhat tedious and might not necessarily tell the whole “story” in a succinct or digestible manner. Instead, leverage curation sites and compile all of your accomplishments or social profiles into one magazine-style layout that you can send to prospective employers or partners.

For instance, let’s say you are a designer but you have worked on films, blogs, photography projects, enterprise level web design, etc. Add all of these to one big magazine stream and send it off to your potential employer. Now they can just quickly sift through all of the material and decide what they think is interesting or relevant and how it might showcase your talents.

Suggested platforms: Storify, RebelMouse, Scoop.it

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Company Profiling

If you want to broadcast your job openings, creative interests, opinions, and attempt to attract followers, content curation sites can be a real advantage in this regard. When used correctly, you can create a company resume that people can peruse and happens to be search engine friendly. You can connect all of your platforms together and add that one profile link to a business card, website, blog, and even print media. When people want to dive deeper into your offerings, they can refer to a trendy looking magazine that showcases everything that you do, the people you work with, and the service you offer.

Suggested platforms: Rebelmouse, Pearltrees, Scoop.it, Paper.li

The strategies above can be automated or even managed by an intern or admin that is new to the business. It will help them gain more knowledge about the company and learn effective skills that can branch out to other initiatives later on down the line. It also trains your team to learn how to use these tools so that when the landscape changes in the coming years, they will have a strong foundation in place from the time spent learning to curate content effectively. Any number of creative ideas can emerge simply from testing out and experimenting with the latest technology or social media platform.

When hiring a new candidate, you should consider what kind of skills they currently hold in addition to any job-mandatory skills. Being able to manage a WordPress site, basic coding knowledge, and now the management of content curation can add a powerful and competitive advantage to your core team. Over time, they can brainstorm new ways to use these skills to help your company attract more customers and of course, more employees.

If you want to broadcast your job openings, creative interests, opinions, and attempt to attract followers, content curation sites can be a real advantage in this regard. When used correctly, you can create a company resume that people can peruse and happens to be search engine friendly. You can connect all of your platforms together and add that one profile link to a business card, website, blog, and even print media. When people want to dive deeper into your offerings, they can refer to a trendy looking magazine that showcases everything that you do, the people you work with, and the service you offer.