Having your resume on a web site can be a real advantage. For some, it is just the right tool to say “Hey, I'm up to speed on technology. " So if you are in the computer field or telecommunications, it's really a must.
I also recommend it for those of you who are heavy into networking. If you pass out your card at lots of business functions, put your web resume address right on your card - you'd be surprised at how intriguing a web address can be. People just love to travel to a wide variety of sites. You'll be surprised at how many will travel to your web resume to review your background - and this can lead to many new contacts.
For executives, the web resume is a wonderful tool. These folks usually make a lot of phone call contacts when seeking to change assignments. What better way to start the conversation that to say, “You know my background, Joe, but just bring up my web resume for a quick review while we're having our chat. . . . . . you can find it at www.xxxxxxx. xxx. "
There are no limits on WHO can use a web resume. A lot of it is up to you. But it certainly is an extra that might just make you stand out from the crowd of competitors vying for that job you want.
Stefanie Spikell, owns Expert Resumes and Clear Communications Business Consulting, and is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing communications for major engineering firms, taught at the university level, published hundreds of business-related articles, and written thousands of winning resumes. © 2005 All Rights Reserved. http://www.ExpertResumeWriter.com