Save yourself a lot of time, effort and pain on your Internet job search by posting your resume wisely. What do you think about posting CV's on job-seekers sites? In the past I hesitated to do so because I thought that it made me seem desperate — now I wonder if I am just losing an important job-seeking venue. Posting resumes on the Internet isn't a sign of desperation, but posting resumes indiscriminately is a sign of gullibility among other things. The 1 fear of posting should be from resume identity theft. Only use job sites that keep your coordinates away from recruiters unless you grant access.
Getting your resume noticed is everything, and where share it makes a huge difference. Uploading your resume to a big job board is a start, but many careers have special sites and communities that can give you a leg up on your competition. When I had lunch with my old CIO—who went on to found a talent search and recruitment firm—a few months ago, he reiterated how often people wanted to see LinkedIn profiles for candidates in management, consulting, and even technical fields before bringing them in for interviews. Luckily, you probably already have a LinkedIn account set up. After all, LinkedIn is a social network, and the benefit you get from it is proportional to the time you put into using it to network. Oh, and of course, make sure you enable two-factor authentication on LinkedIn too.
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Last Updated: December 17, References. This article was co-authored by Melody Godfred, JD. Melody Godfred is a Career Coach, Entrepreneur, and Founder of Write In Color, a full-service resume and career development company that specializes in developing compelling personal narratives and brands. With over ten years of experience, Melody has worked with clients at entertainment and media companies including Apple, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Riot Games, Viacom, and Warner Bros, among others. The Muse invited Melody and Write In Color to serve as one of its 30 trusted career counselors out of 3, to provide one-on-one coaching and resume services to the platform's more than four million active users.
A resume is a summary of a person's experiences and skills relevant to the field they are currently working in or wish to find employment in. It's the first step in a job application process. A paper resume is typed, then printed on paper. The format is easy to read and appealing to the reader. An electronic resume is saved on a computer and sent to a potential employer through email, or downloaded into an organizaton's application database on the Internet.