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Create a Resume with Facebook Timeline

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Have no idea on how to style your resume?

Why don’t exploit the new Facebook Timeline feature to create an original and professional resume?

Here’s a sneak peek of the final result:  http://facebook.com/cv.paolo.bruno

Intrigued? ;) Keep on reading..

I started by creating a new Facebook profile with the username cv.paolo.bruno.

Then, I filled in my profile with some informations:

  • Education and school attended.
  • Jobs I had and companies I worked for (if your company doesn’t exist in the database, just create it)
  • Profile picture.

  • Change or choose a new background image:
    • Currently, you can’t hide the album with main images (Avatar, Background …)
    • I set as background image a little Infographic with an arrow, that suggest to use the mouse scroll  to display the Resume Timeline (just in case the visitor doesn’t know how Facebook Timeline works)

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  • Just below the header, on the left side of the page there will be the name of your last company and your address; on the right side, the list of your friends, album, etc will be shown.
    • On the right side of the bar, hide the unnecessary section. Remember: you can’t hide the album containing the main images!
    • At left-bottom a link labeled “Information” is shown; if people is interested in your cv, it can access trough this link to the detailed information you added.

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  • At the beginning of the Timeline  add on the left a brief post with Social Network Links (Facebook personal profile, Linkedin, GPlus, Blog …) and on the right important updates and last post from my blog.
    • Remember:  everything appears in chronological order, from left to right: thus, if you update the last blog post, you will have to add your Social Network Links again.

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  • Add a photo album containing your Certifications, Awards, Certificate of Graduation, etc. and expand the corresponding event

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  • Then, back to theTimeline again:
    • Your job activities and collaboration will appear in chronological order.
    • Add an image for each company and fill in the details about each activity.
    • I would have liked to set the “Job Start” in “Expanded Mode” and thethe “End of Job/Collaboration”   in “Reduced Mode” but…
    • Apparently, there is a bug with the Timeline. In fact, the configuration is not correctly saved if some posts is configured in “Reduced Mode”.
    • Currently, all events/post look like:

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    • I would definitely prefer to configure events such as “The End of Job/Collaboration” in “Reduced Mode”,  but I’ve to wait for the bug to be fixed?

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  • Privacy settings:
    • Configure your profile as “Public”, so everyone can see it.
    • Increase the privacy level for tags settings and for  “Who can post on your Wall”.
    • Set the option that only “friend of friends” can send you friend request.
    • Don’t add any friends.
    • By using this configuration, you will be sure that nobody can write to your professional profile, nor spoil your Timeline with tag, Post, Request, News …
  • I leave you with a wonderful infographic from my Professiona Facebook Profile. If you liked this post.. don’t forget to share! ;)

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About Paolo Bruno

IT Architect, Big Data and HR Consultant, Blogger per professione, Social addicted per natura. Attualmente vivo diviso tra Milano e San Francisco.
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