Online Resume

October 13, 2009 by  
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In the old days it was common to have only one resume that you kept on nice paper and kept it pretty much under lock and key to protect it.

Now in this new cyber age, it is not uncommon to have your resume stored online. Another new thing in this day and age is the fact that an employer will sometimes communicate with you via email and ask for a copy of your resume that way. Even more so, we can now submit our resumes directly to a job online without ever having to send a paper one in. Instead of worrying that our resume has been lost through the US mail system, we now have to worry about our resumes being lost through the email!

Online Resume Benefits

There are some great benefits to having online resumes now. Thanks to job websites like Monster and Hotjobs, employers can browse potential employee’s resumes and find a match for them. This saves employers a lot of time. Instead of having to weed through hundreds of resumes, these sites will pull up potential employees that fit the employer’s needs. These are the only resumes they will see. Another benefit to employers it that it makes a neater office. No longer will they have to worry about resumes piling up one after another on their desk. They can organize online resumes much for efficiently than they can paper resumes.

Post Resume Online

Also, more and more employers are posting job openings on a job search board like Hotjobs or Career Builder only. They are no longer using the classified ads to get the word out. For those companies who still post in the paper, more and more of them are requesting potential employees to either apply directly through their website or to email a copy of their resume. Very few companies will request you to mail or even fax your resume anymore.

Applying for a Job Online

If you use certain resume software, it will give you the option once you are done to upload your internet to some of the top job search sites. Having your resume as part of their system can only work to your advantage. Some job search sites such as Monster also offer job search agents. A job search agent is another tool that could help you land the perfect job. You simply key in what kind of job you are looking for and your job agent will search through jobs usually about once a week and email you any potential jobs that match your criteria.

We are now in an age where almost everything is done through the computer. Storing your resume online will give you more exposure to employers and a better chance at landing a job that fits your desires too.

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