Have you heard of Slideshare?
It’s a great platform to share your skills, experience and creating a presentation on why you’re the best for the job. However, you need to create a presentation that shows you in the best light and highlights all the important factors for a job. So, here are some tips on branding yourself so you land a job with your Slideshare presentation.
Create a Compelling First Page
Your first page wants to be all about you—your details and who you are. There’s no need for a lot of information. A picture of you, your name and contact information are more than enough. The trick to Slideshare—and any presentation for that matter—is to keep the information on a page to a minimum.
Include a Timeline of Your Experience
CVs are usually in chronological order and you can do that with a timeline through Slideshare. Think about the positions you have held, the skills you have gained and when you moved between jobs. Let the job titles and years stand out more than the places you have worked.
After the timeline, you can go into more detail about the different roles you’ve had; your accomplishments and reasons for going into each role.
Add Photos to Keep People Interested
Photos are a great way to draw people in. Make sure they’re connected to the information you’re sharing. For example, if you’re an innovator, a picture of Steve Jobs could help draw the attention of the viewer to that.
Add Links to Your Blog, Samples, Etc.
Slideshare allows you to add links to other web pages. If you have samples that you want to share, a blog that you’ve written about your subject or even a website of you own, link to them. Avoid doing it too much. Choose relevant points in your content or add a bit at the end with it.
Link to LinkedIn
One of the best things about Slideshare is that you can link it to your LinkedIn page. Instead of having a long written CV on your profile, you could use the Sideshare to give your page more chance. You can also share it on Twitter, Facebook and via email. You never know who is looking or who knows the right person.
When used well, Slideshare can really help you land a job. Share your CV in a new way.
Community assistant at Jobhop
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