Personal Resume Webpage -- The Final Touches
When your Personal Resume Web Page looks the way you want it to look, and the spelling and grammar are correct, it's time to add the final touches that will make you popular with the search engines and potential employers.
Be sure that your resume is Cyber-Safe before you put your Personal Resume Web Page out there for the whole world to see!
Search Engine Optimization for Personal Resume Web Pages:
- Keywords. Keywords attract employers and recruiters to your resume web page. Add
your keywords in <meta> tags in the <head> of your HTML file.
File Name. Include the word "resume" in your resume's HTML file name when you save it, so that your resume will be included in the results of a search on HTML file names. Also include relevant keywords, like your target job title, industry, or location.
Examples include - resume-mj-smith-cpa-nyc.html and mj-smith-retail-cost-accountant-nyc-resume.html
Page Title. Be sure to include the word "resume" in the text you place between the <title></title> tags in the <head> of your HTML file so that your resume will be included in the results of a search on HTML file titles.
For example, <title>M.J. Smith's Resume</title> or <title>Experienced C++ Programmer Resume</title>. (See Basic HTML.)
- Register your Personal Resume Web Page at search engines, directiories, and any other sites which collect links to resume web pages. For example, DMOZ.org and your LinkedIn Profile, Twitter Bio, and your other social media pages.
Employer-Friendly Personal Resume Web Pages:
geography and willingness to relocate. This information
should help recruiters and potential employers determine your
probable level of interest in their job opportunites.
date of your Internet resume may help establish your availability
and also indicate when more information (i.e., an update) should
If you are, or are not, actively job hunting, an availability
statement at the top of your Internet resume/Web page is a very
good idea. It will keep you from being contacted by recruiters
and/or potential employers when you are not "in the market"
for a new job. And it will give them a green light when you are.
These instructions have helped you to create a basic Personal Resume Web Page. If you want a fancier one with graphics and links to other pages and information, get a book, some software, and/or some help. It is not difficult to do.
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About the author...
Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt.org. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+.