5 Reasons You Need A Visual Resume

Mar 09, 2018

5 Reasons You Need A Visual Resume

March 9, 2018
Job Searching, Jobs, Web Presence

Thinking about joining Two Way Resume and creating your visual resume? You’re making an awesome move, congrats! Just in case you need that pat on the back to get moving, here are 10 great reasons why you need to have a visual resume and resume website.


1. Paper Resumes Are Dying

Nobody wants to work through a stack of papers on their desk. Truthfully, I don’t know how people did it back in the day. Can you imagine coming into work with just a massive stack of papers you had to sift through? Resumes are now mostly digital. Whether it is a resume website, a LinkedIn profile or a PDF/Word resume, your resume is created on a computer. Even paper resumes handed to hiring managers are typically scanned back into a computer so they can be searched by keywords. There is really not much of a need for a paper resume, save the trees!


2. The Rise of Job Boards

Job boards on the internet have taken over. That is how the majority of people find and apply for jobs and guess what? They are digital! Therefore, you must have a digital resume to upload to the job boards.


3. The Rise of Referrals

Companies dislike hiring, the process, the search and the unknown. On the flip side, they love referrals. It shortens the search, speeds up the hiring, and reduces the unknown. It’s much easier for a referring friend or acquaintance to say, “Hey, checkout my friends visual resume at www.johndoe.com” then it is for him to call John Doe, gather his paper resume (perhaps snail mail), submit it to the hiring manager and so on. A visual resume on a customer domains allows information to quickly be shared.


4. The Gig Economy

More and more jobs are becoming project based or short term. In order to get hired for these ‘gigs’, most employers like to see a portfolio and they want to see it quick! A visual resume with compliment portfolio like most resume websites offer is a great all-in-one solution for getting an immediate ‘in’ on these positions.


5. Background Searches Happen On Google

Remember when companies used to call on third party services and pay big money to do background checks on potential candidates? Well, they still actually do that but not initially. The initial background check is being done based on your online presence on Google & other social media sites. What is your online reputation telling potential candidates? Do you even have one? In certain job markets, not having an online reputation on search engines can be just as negative as having a bad one. Building a resume website and visual resume can help achieve a better online reputation and get you past that first background check.

If you’re looking to establish a solid foundation to land employment not only now, but also into the future, a visual resume is a must! Visual resumes never expire and only continue to grow using organic SEO practices. Establishing your visual resume website today can pay off massive dividends down the road even if you are not currently looking for new employment.

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