Sunday, March 13, 2016

How to Build a Resume Website That Will Impress Every Hiring Manager Who Sees It

Having an online presence is a critical part of building and maintaining your personal brand. From The Muse, Erin Greeawald provides instructions on how to prepare a resume website.  Erin writes:

Strategy 1: Link to Your Resume From a Landing Page

The easiest and fastest way to get your resume on the web is to create a simple but beautiful single page website with a button linking to the PDF version of your resume front and center....
There are a couple benefits to this approach. First, if you have a resume you’re proud of, the bulk of the work is already done—all you have to do is write a short bio for the landing page, pick a photo that represents you or your work, and put it all together. (We’ve laid out how to build this site itself in an hour or less here.) So you’re still boosting your name in Google results without too much work on your end. You’re also giving hiring managers your resume in a form they’re very familiar with; they can download it, print it, share it with other team members, and more pretty easily.
The biggest downside of putting your resume on the web this way is that search engines can’t read PDFs, so if a hiring manager happened to be Googling for someone with your experience, they wouldn’t necessarily be able to find you. Combat this by including keywords related to your industry and highlighting important skills in the bio text on your landing page, as well as optimizing other on-site SEO features.
Read the full story at How to Build a Resume Website That Will Impress Every Hiring Manager Who Sees It