One of the best ways to be successful in your job search is by creating a web resume of your own. Even those who are clueless about how to do this can easily create a great online resume with the help of resume building sites and services that are currently available. You don’t have to learn HTML or programming with all the easy to user services that are available today.
Using WYSIWYG EDITOR
One of the easiest ways of making a web resume is by using a WYSIWYG editor which is similar to a word processor. Most of the popular word processors that are used today include features for web editing. If you have used a text editor or a world processor for creating a paper resume you can simply copy it and paste the same into a WYSIWYG editor. Half of your work would be done. Although you may lose some of the formatting you can easily modify or restore it. The editor will create the entire required HTML automatically in the background. You can also tweak HTML in the editor if you wish to supplement.
Freedom to Express
With a web resume you will no longer be confined to the traditional boundaries posed by paper resumes. Because it is a website along with being a resume, you will have more freedom to express your skills and thoughts freely. You can use many extras like photos, buttons and graphics. However, try not overdoing it since you will need to keep the loading time reasonable. Recruiters and employers normally scan resumes in only 20 seconds before they even read them. Therefore the design should be brief, clean and attention catching. Rather than including many extras on your first page, simply link to them.
Make A Portfolio
You can also consider making a resume which can serve as a personal portfolio. Link to your work samples and include a photograph on an About Me or Personal page. Write about your work ethics, hobbies and likes so that you can create a personal image and build a relationship with the potential recruiters right from the start. Even if you are someone who doesn’t like all the extras, building a simple online version of your resume will do the job right.
Simply follow the rules listed above to ensure that your resume is available online. The basic rules remain the same but the benefits that are offered by a web resume are definitely many more.
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