Statistics came out a few years ago about how the first thing 80 percent of people do when looking for local businesses is fire up their browsers and head online to do a search. Pretty amazing, right?
How can this relate to you?
Your job, online resume plays a very important role in it. Every single passing day the world is becoming more of online and that trend will continue in future “DIGITALIZED WORLD”
It is becoming the first choice of any user to search for a person or place to find them in one go and learning more about them in order to either visit the place or fit someone in a position in a company
If you want companies should find you easily, it’s vital for you to create an online resume
The question arises HOW? Pretty simple
All “digital resume” really means is that your resume is available online. Employers want to see that you’re web savvy enough to at least put your resume on the internet because using a computer is pretty much essential in most companies these days. Here are several simple ways to set yourself up with a digital resume just in case a prospective employer asks to see it.
USE LINKEDIN: The easiest way to get your resume online LinkedIn doesn’t require any special knowledge of things like graphic design or web design. It’s also a good choice because LinkedIn is well-respected within the business community, and it allows you to network with past and current colleagues. Their straightforward system provides a form where you can input all of the information that you would use on a traditional resume, including education, work history, and other important facts.
The only down fact is a lot of people use this and hence you’re not going to stand out as much, Just displaying your resume online on LinkedIn doesn’t help
PUT YOUR SITE: If you are applying for a creative job don’t be afraid to be a little creative on your resume. It’s a sure thing that recruiters have a bunch of resumes on their desk and they do not only consider it as the only way to select their candidates. One sure thing as said before they do google people either on social networking sites or some other business sites. The more top your name occurs in search Engine the more that creates an impression on people. Not only this by having a personal website, but you’ll also gain a competitive advantage.
DO’s & Don’ts on your site
· Add a custom logo & tag-line: If you are more on design side it creates a better place to show off your skills on your own awesome logo
· Include your Elevator pitch: Right off the bat, when people land on your site, you want them to understand who you are, what you do, and what you’re looking for. add a kickass about-me on your site do read this.
· DON’T include your entire life story: not all are interested in your personal life.
· Add relevant skills: The more skills you have, the better — but only if you’ll actually use them in the kind of work you want.
· Include the best of your work examples: Get creative and don’t think you can’t “show off” your work just because you don’t have anything tangible to show.
· Avoid showing off every piece of work
· Include your education and certifications
· Downloadable resume: People still use hard-copy resumes today — even though it may seem like a rarity. This is especially true in more traditional workplaces, with human resource divisions.
· Add where you are around the globe
· Social media accounts(if any): If you have any active (and relevant) social media accounts, include them! A LinkedIn profile is a must for everyone — freelancers or full-time. It acts as a resume in itself. But more than that job recruiters go to LinkedIn to search for talent — another *huge* reason to be on it. Also, consider maintaining a presence on industry-specific social media accounts:
o GitHub (for developers)
o Dribbble, uplabs, Behance (for designers)
Do not include any fancy irrelevant things and photos on your social sites too
Example: #ootd on your Instagram account if only you are going to be in the fashion industries.
#ThisGirlGotWasted in the club on Tuesday: creates a bad impression and people judge you for sure
Avoid being in insults or on #drama on social platforms
Always be prepared for clients/employers to look you up on Google.
(I can almost 90% promise that they will.)
· Include testimonials if possible
· Don’t add testimonials that looks like you are bragging about some things
· Relevant groups/communities you’ve held a leadership role in
Quoting the end of blog with the words of Marcus Buckingham: Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people simply list everything they’ve ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data.