How To Create A Resume Website
Mar 02, 2017
How To Create A Resume Website
A resume website is the #1 most impressive tool a potential job applicant can have. A well put together personal resume and portfolio website can give you a substantial advantage in your job search and is remarkably easy to do with the technology and services now available. This personal website will be a critical component when employers go to Google search your name or begin to dig deeper into why you are the perfect candidate.
Your goal should be to control what employers find when searching your name. Two Way Resume makes it easy to create the best personal website for your job search. An easy Getting Started Checklist will guide you through the entire process and the results may even surprise you!
Are you ready to build your personal resume and portfolio website? Here is a quick, yet thorough guide to getting up and running with your resume website on Two Way Resume.
1. Choose An Appropriate Website Design
The Two Way Resume system has several designs to choose from and even more color schemes within each of those designs. Since we cater to individuals on all walks of life, some designs may be more catered to the creative professional individual while others are more corporate business oriented. Selecting a theme that best represents your line of work will ensure it portrays the appropriate image.
The great thing about Two Way Resume is you always have the ability to change your mind. The system will automatically carry your resume information from theme to theme if you ever decide to make a change.
2. Add Your General Information
Two Way Resume requires some general info to ensure somebody visiting your site has a quick introduction into what you are. This information includes:
Your Name – Probably the most important aspect. Make sure this is consistent across your resume and resume website. If you use a middle initial on one, make sure to use it on the other. We’re building a personal brand here, consistency is key.
Your Title – What are you currently up to? Are you a college student, currently employed, self employed? Give yourself a title, it adds professionalism to your personal website.
Social Networks – It’s important to show your connected. Provide links to any of your prominent social networks including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Summary – Welcome visitors to your personal website. Tell them a quick intro about yourself and where you’re looking to go.
3. Work Experience, Education, & Certifications
It’s time to show your experience. This information can be consistent with whatever is on your written resume. Include information such as your current title, dates you were employed/attended, and give a general description of what you did while there and achievements you reached.
While a personal resume website can contain a bit more information than a standard resume, it’s important to not go overboard. List what you think is important, leave off the rest.
4. Skills & Expertise
Two Way Resume has a specific section of your site for skills and expertise. Provide your top five skills to employers along with bars that show your competence. The experience section gives visitors to your resume website a quick overall glimpse at what you feel like are your most admirable skills.
5. Build Your Portfolio
An important step that should not be skipped. While not every field of work can add a portfolio of past work, there are many that can. Obvious fields include ‘creatives’ such as graphic designers, web designs, videographers, etc.. However, even writers, bankers, musicians, and other employment fields can, and should, have portfolios. Even if you portfolio consists of a Word document that the visitor can download, it is an important element of the site and will speak wonders to employers.
6. Contribute To Your Blog
This can be fun! A big change in job hiring trends has been the importance of employee integration. Meaning, how does the new hire mesh with the existing work force. If the new employee is not able to connect, it’s likely they will at sometime leave the company. Turnover expenses are very high (and continue to rise) for the majority of businesses so ensuring you will be a good fit for years to come is a major concern.
Writing a blog can assist hiring managers in understanding who you are as a person. Your personality & hobbies are very important to hiring managers these days and a blog on a personal resume website is great way to convey that information.
A beautiful online resume is a crucial aspect to your hiring success. Do not take it lightly. Here at Two Way Resume, we’ve built a system that caters to you in every way imaginable. It’s quick, it’s elegant, and it conveys the information in the way that employers want to receive it.
Are you ready to land your dream job? Let’s build your CV website with Two Way Resume.