Depending on the field, there are specific requirements that need to be included when applying for a job. During my search for a public relations, marketing, social media or other service position, I’ve noticed that most employers require applicants to include their Twitter and blog information. I always include these on my hard copy resume, but not on a public, personal website.

In some of my classes, I’ve had professors tell us the importance of maintaining a blog, getting a Twitter account and attracting as many people as possible. Employers can find resumes, work samples and work history at the click of the mouse. This makes it more convenient for companies, and more competitive for potential workers.

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