You are looking for work online so why not have your resume online?
What is an online resume?
It is a website that can help an employer get to know you and your skills on a deeper level than traditional resumes. It can be customized to your personality and the type of job you are going for. Looking for a corporate job, your online resume should have a professional headshot and a formal look. Looking for a remote role with a progressive and relaxed company? Your online resume can have a whimsical picture and feature your favorite colors.
This is where you should show some personality. Recruiters are looking through hundreds of resumes that show the same qualifications. Stand out with an online resume that talks about your hobbies and interests.
I already have a pdf resume, why would you need an online resume?
A pdf resume is an important part of job searching but you can only say so much in one page. Have you ever created your resume and thought, “Yeah, this looks good but I wish I could say more about this job.” or “This resume states my experience really well but doesn’t show who I am.” This is where an online resume comes in. It can allow you to expand on your job descriptions. It helps to tell your story so employers can get to know you.
Have you ever been filling out a job application that asks for your facebook, twitter and LinkedIn profiles? Most of us have no problem inserting those but what about the space that asks for your website. Unless you have an online business or blog, chances are you don’t have anything to put here. Don’t just leave that space blank, link to your online resume. This is where an online resume will help your application look more complete.
Ok, I need to up my chances of getting hired with an online resume. How do I do it? What will it cost?
Simple. Click the link below this paragraph to get started. For $50 I will create you a customized online resume. I will also host your resume for 3 months.
You will be providing the domain name. If you do not already have a domain name, I suggest going to GoDaddy.com. You can find a domain name for cheap. I suggest using your first and last name for the domain. Example: fistlast.com. If your .com is taken try .me or .co. Also, try variations on your name, add in your middle name or initial, try firstlastresume.com There is no need to spend more than a few bucks on this so do some experimenting to get the best deal. Remember, you will be linking directly to this on your job applications and your resume.
You will need your current resume, a photo of you (optional) and a domain name (I can help with this if needed).
For $50 you get:
- A customized, online resume
- 1 revision
- Free hosting for 3 months
- need more than 3 months, add on plans are available
What you need to provide:
- Your resume info
- a domain name