This is not your father’s résumé; an interview with Martin Buckland about managing your career online

6a00d8345169c669e20120a5303c06970b-pi If you want to really take charge of your career, you need a powerful online presence. In this 23-minute podcast, Master Résumé Writer Martin Buckland talks about how to establish this presence using a variety of tools. Martin, who runs Elite Resume, is one of Canada’s leading authorities on highly effective résumés and cover letters, successful job-search strategies, and interviewing. Martin’s certifications elevate him to a rarefied group of career professionals in North America. Among his designations are: Master Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Co-Pilot Executive Coach, Certified Job & Career Transition Coach, Certified Job Search Trainer, Certified Professional Branding Strategist and Certified Employment Interview Professional.

You can listen to the podcast now with the player above or download it to listen later. Or subscribe to this podcast in iTunes using the link at the top of this page.

Here are the show notes:

[00:01] Intro and welcome
03:40 Start with LinkedIn, the most valuable tool in your job search. Be sure to add your LinkedIn link to your résumé. For more information about LinkedIn, see the LinkedIn Blog and  LinkedIn Tips, Tricks and Tweaks from Amit Agarwal.
Write articles to position you as an expert; experts land jobs.
06:15 Plaxo and Facebook, even for senior executives
[06:55] Be careful who you link to.
[09:10] Get a Google profile too.
[09:40] Twitter as a career management tool
[11:10] Do you still need a résumé?
[11:41] The new trend: the visual CV
[12:55] Question for Martin via Twitter: Can people with more than 20 years’ experience have a résumé of two or three pages?
[14:00] Your résumé is a business document; don’t list your hobbies.
[15:00] Using a blog to enhance your career and personal brand
17:30 Always monitor your Google presence.
17:55 Find Martin at Elite Resume on the Web and on LinkedIn or Twitter
19:12 One place to submit articles:
[19:40] Comments from Bob Crawshaw  about two recent editions of Trafcom News: the interview with Oakville Mayor Rob Burton; the interview withphotographer Peter West
[22:38] Where to send comments: email to Donna AT Trafcom DOT com
Theme music is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from the Podsafe Music Network.


  1. I think it is now the best time to start a career in web marketing because few people get successful through the help of internet marketing so what are your waiting for, don’t missed this chance.

  2. Interesting podcast. Don’t agree with everything, but I’m still considering suggesting the podcast to some who haven’t quite “gotten” the online presence thing yet.



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