I always love a provocative headline. Did this CNN headline catch your eye: "Are social media making the resume obsolete?"
After some thinking and browsing through numerous examples and samples, here's what I found.
The first step in setting up an online resume is to set up your profile on LinkedIn. People find their jobs through who they know. LinkedIn is the place to connect to those you know. A teammate, Karel Vredenburg, has a great profile - precise and concise. I like the brief summary of work experience, links to his blog, podcasts, and Twitter account. A note about your LinkedIn profile, Google yourself and see what comes up first. Hopefully, it's your LinkedIn profile. You want prospective employers to have a first impression of your professional life rather than some embarrassing personal moment. (Hmmmm...I just noticed that my Facebook page comes up before my LinkedIn profile.)
Having a professional Facebook, Twitter, and blog are also important. Let people see you in action - your thoughts, interests, and passions. My team uses the IBM SocialBiz UX accounts here, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Some of my fellow SocialBiz UX tweeters and posters also have their own professional accounts.
Many user experience practitioners assemble their design portfolio on personal web sites. I've glanced through a number of online portfolios submitted by job candidates where they have collected video walkthroughs of designs, wireframe to high-fidelity designs, and design project vignettes telling the story of a design project along with lessons learned and key takeaways.
Take advantage of SlideShare to demonstrate your presentation proficiency. I hope you saw my teammate, Meng Yang's post a few weeks ago where she shared her Boston UPA 2012 presentation.
Feeling like information is all over the web? It just might be. Pinerest may help you bring it all of your information together. You can collect your resume, a professional photo of yourself, samples of your work, and links to additional materials like SlideShare, LinkedIn, or your blog. Here's a great example. As designers, your Pinerest resume is a demonstration of your design and communication skills. It's easy to update and redesign.
There are a number of other social resume tools What's your favorite?