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
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.
Name. Name your resume's HTML file "resume.html"
when you save it, so that your resume will be included in the
results of a search on HTML file names. (See Basic
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
For example, <title>M.J. Smith's Resume</title> or <title>Experienced C++ Programmer Resume</title>. (See Basic HTML.)
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.
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.
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
Your Privacy and Choosing a Job Site
for more information.)
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. Susan is a two-time layoff "graduate" who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, her company, NETability, Inc. purchased Job-Hunt.org, and Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt since then. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+
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