A resumé website is essentially a website featuring your resumé. Instead of uploading your resumé to dozens of different job sites and hoping a hiring manager stumbles across it, a resumé website ranks in any search for you personally, the skillsets you reference on the resumé, and job titles you’ve held. Here are the steps on how to build a resumé website.
Draft Your Resumé
This is the first step, and it is probably the easiest since you may already have a resumé. One factor to consider is the SEO of your resumé. For example, you want to use the job titles that others use when searching for candidates like you. This means replacing “director of first impressions” with “secretary”, “administrative assistant” or “customer service”.
Due to the diversity of titles that may be used for the same job category, use the title you want the human reader to see first as the job title and then use the other terms in the description of the work you performed. You could use the job title “Administrative assistant” in the title and then state in the resumé, “I was the personal assistant to the vice president for four years, handling administrative tasks like scheduling, filing, data entry and creation of documents.” Be sure to run spelling and grammar checks on the resumé before you even start considering posting it online.
Read sites like Job Application World to understand the questions hiring managers ask employees and would love to see answered as part of your “about me” or job description section.
Decide How You’ll Post Your Resumé
The fastest way to post your resumé on a website is to create a single website with your name and a landing page that links to your resumé in PDF format. Another approach is creating a separate website for your resumé and posting your resumé in full on that page. If you already have a blog, you could create a new page specifically for your resumé and paste it. This approach makes it easy to share the resumé on social media via the social media sharing buttons already built into the blogging platform, and anyone who finds your resumé can see everything else you write.
Post the Resumé
Once you’ve decided on the structure, this is the step where you post the resumé. It could be as simple as pasting the resumé into the blog post or as complex as crafting several interlinked pages with multimedia presentations. Remember to check all links before you start sharing the resumé URL. This includes not only cross-links between pages on the same website but links to any publications, video presentations and news articles you’re putting on the site.
These few tips should allow you to set up a great online presence for yourself. Before you publish your resumé proof-read it, and tailor it based on the key search terms employers are using to fill positions like those you want to find. Determine how you want the resumé to be structured online, and then create that website or set of interlinked webpages. Once you’ve posted it, ensure that it is searchable to search engines and then start promoting it.