How Online Resumes Play Into Job Searching

 

  

How Online Resumes Play Into Job Searching

When you first start to consider getting your first job, your first thought is to write a resume. That is all well and good, but you should also consider creating an online resume. It’s quite different from the printed resume – which you submit to possible employers – because it covers all of your skills and experiences, without having to keep it short and within two pages.

How does an online resume work?

An online resume works by organizing the information at your disposal into relevant sections of your profile. This way, a possible employer can easily find what he is looking for without having to find it in a jumble of sections on paper.

The importance of an online resume is not solely related to its efficiency for browsing. The truth is that online resumes count for as much as 25% of what employers are searching for online. They are tired of going through hundreds, or even thousands, of duds and they are now taking a proactive approach in finding the right hires for them.

This is where your online resume comes in. By presenting a search-friendly and simple documentation of your work experience and skills, you are essentially allowing your future employer to come find you.

What are the advantages to using an online resume?

This saves you time and effort, by leading possible employers into your area. The best part is that they are the ones who will send you the first message. The upside to this is that it gives you that confidence boost you need to present yourself in the best light possible.

They already know what you’re capable of once they see your online resume. Your only job now is to elaborate on it and make sure that you know exactly what you’re doing and that you are willing to learn more, if necessary.

Other uses for your online resume:

·       A direct link to your resume when emailing possible employers

·       A reference for your social media profiles

·       A full list of items you can make a hard copy of for walk-in applications

·       A link for your contacts to pass around, in case of possible referrals

How do I do it technically ?

You can use the following sites to host your online resume :

·       www.squarespace.com

·       www.weebly.com

·       www.godaddy.com

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

Founder & Director - Social Check™

Social Check™ helps individuals to look the very best they can online and ensure that their personal online brand is as strong as it can be. Social Check’s unique technology helps people to rapidly, cheaply and easily audit their existing online presence and then take swift action to remedy issues and improve it. With a background of holding senior roles in multi-national corporates, David is passionate about business strategy, social media, innovation, start-ups, leadership, personal branding, executive development, brand reputation, reputational risk and digital marketing.