New Web-Based Twist on Old-Fashion Résumés
Having an error-free, easy to read résumé is a must nowadays! What’s a job seeker to do when competing millions of other talented applicants, especially in the tech field? Instead of telling your next employer what you’re capable of, why not show them?
Since a strong Web presence and findability by employers is a major asset in today’s job market search, these services are definitely worth considering.
We recommend using as many avenues to get your name and résumé out there. You might consider a website résumé as a way to raise your visibility to employers who are trolling the web for candidates.
A résumé is a very personal statement that represents your special abilities to think, write, design, position and brand yourself. It’s a great way to paint a clearer picture of who you are, your career goals and what you’ve achieved so far.
Personal websites enhance the traditional résumé, no matter which field you’re in. That is why it is very important to make it more visual. You will be the one that stands out. Many Employers appreciate those who go above and beyond to showcase their skills. Plus, the biggest advantage of having a living résumé is that it’s dynamic and constantly evolving to highlight your most recent accomplishments.
Résumé is a French word meaning short story. We all know that we should have an online presence, but sometimes it’s too expensive, sometimes it takes too long, etc. The key is budgeting your time and money to maintain whatever it is you decide to choose. In a nutshell, your website is you! Over 60% of people use the web to locate their products, services, employees, etc.
We Can Turn Your Blah Résumé into an Epic Résumé Website
Once you have your online resume ready to go, don’t be afraid to share it! Add the URL to your paper resume, your LinkedIn profile, your social media accounts, really anywhere recruiters or hiring managers could potentially find you.
Tips for Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your Résumé Website
- Your name needs to be in there. Because your résumé website is all about you, it’s important that you put your name in the domain. For example, www.johnsmith.com.
- Avoid numbers and hyphens.
- Keep it simple. When it comes to domain names, the shorter the better. What is more memorable? www.Roberthunterartportfolio.com or www.robsart.com. Most people get way too fancy with their domain names which are too hard to remember.
- Use an appropriate domain name extension. Extensions are suffixes, such as .com or .net, at the end of web addresses. If a .com domain isn’t available (this is the most preferred extension), then .net, .org or .me are fine substitutes. A .us is alright, but I would stay away from things like .info and .biz. A bunch of new generic top-level domains, like .photography, .nyc and .guru offer a great opportunity to register short and relevant names.
What We Need from You for Your Résumé Website
To compete in today’s high-tech job market, you need to promote yourself in a professional way. Creating a personal resume website automatically gives you a sophisticated edge. While you may have a page on Facebook or similar social networking sites, a resume website is more specialized towards your career development and represents you as a serious job candidate.
So how do you put up a personal resume website, and what kind of information should be made available to prospective employers? We will walk you through the all the necessary steps. Here is a list of information that we would need from you in order to create your epic résumé website;
- A Professional picture. At least one.
- Choice of format, style, and colors. You don’t have to select these elements in order to get started. You can sleep on this one.
- Contact information. Use your professional name, mailing address, email address, home phone # and cell phone #. Our résumé websites have an email message box so that employers can contact you directly.
- List of job experiences. This section we can call “Relevant Work History”, “Previous Employment”, or “Job Experience”. Submit a list of prior work experience, starting with the most recent. Typical information to include is the company name, your title, start and end dates of employment and a brief list of duties per employer.
- Education background. We only need to add this section if you are a recent college or high school graduate. If so, include the institution’s name, address, degree received, major field of study, and GPA if it’s 2.5 or higher.
- Special skills, awards, or certifications. In this section, we use any career-related achievements that have not yet been covered in your work history. Examples include; Employee of the Month, Leading Sales Associate, or any licenses which you have acquired that have enhanced your job skills.
- Interests or Hobbies. Without getting too personal, it’s a good idea to share something about your non-work activities, such as hiking, travel, writing poetry, etc. This reinforces your social side, which is generally a good thing for employers to see.
- References. On your résumé website, we just list references’ contact information, or you can state “Available upon request.” However, if you work with various clients or community groups and have received positive feedback, you may want to post some of those as “Testimonials” or “Client Comments”. For example: “Jim completed the PC repair faster than expected. He’s great to work with and very knowledgeable about computers. Mary K.
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