Job Hunter Resources

Can Your Online Presence Replace Your Resume?

On: Jun 17, 2011 By: Loni Pryor In: Job Hunter Resources

It's becoming much more common for potential employers to do online searches to find candidates then ever before, so it's important as a job seeker to have an online presence.

What should my online presence consist of?
  • To start with a website with your name as the domain is highly important. Your website is the core of your online presence, and has the potential to come up in Google searches and other search engines. 
  • Next, be sure to create social media profiles such as Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter accounts. This will also help you to rank well in search engine results and your entire resume can be housed with in LinkedIn!
  • By defining your online presence, you can control how potential employers perceive you. Give some insight into your personality and employers can start to see how you might fit in with their company culture.
  • Forget creating your resume using Microsoft Word. Professionals using LinkedIn's Resume Builder tool can turn their profiles into resumes suitable for submitting to employers.
By following these tips, your online presence really can replace a traditional resume, and allow you to go a step further by building a network of connections that could potentially connect you with a  job!