Pinterest’s new business model has been taking the social media world by storm. As Pinterest has grown in popularity and proved itself as more than just a fad, it’s usage and popularity has diversified. That’s right, Pinterest is no longer just for drooling over recipes with ‘avocado’ in them and new hairstyle ideas.
It’s also a great place to show off your resume.
Think of Pinterest as a way in which to visually garner and share information and ideas that appeal to you and show off your taste. It’s like a visual twitter. Think about it- there’s no better way to embody “show, don’t tell” regarding your new media skills and knowledge.
Some are using Pinterest to become thought leaders. Author of the CSR blog “Selfish Giving”, Joe Waters’ website directs you to his Pinterest board to learn about his experience. He has boards for several broad issues and pins links, stories, and ideas within each one that interested people can follow.
Others are using Pinterest to create digital resumes with pins that show off appearances, social media profiles, experiences, and not to mention Photoshop skills. Traditional resumes are a document on paper and unless you are a graphic designer, it can do little more than tell a potential employer about your past experiences and qualifications. Pinterest, on the other hand, uses pictures to show a story – your story.
Check out these awesome examples of Living Resumes to see more of what I mean: