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How to create a stunning online resume

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Many recruiters see their office overloaded with resumes every day. But how can you stand out from the crowd?

Here's an idea for you: an online portfolio or resume!

Why? Because it is an effective way to get noticed on the web by potential recruiters, to whom you might not have sent your resume in the first place. To be effective, your online presence must be impeccable. So here are some tips to follow for success on the web, and get that job you've always dreamed of!

1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF

Did you know that a recruiter only spends a few seconds on your resume before moving on to another? That means you have to make sure you make a great first impression and it all starts with a powerful homepage, whether you choose a long scrolling website or a regular multi-page. On your homepage, we should at least find these elements:

  1. A short presentation of yourself
  2. Your contact info (This may be in the header or footer)
  3. A glance at your experience or achievements
  4. Call to action
  5. Quality visual (pictures, video, slideshow)

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2. ORGANIZE YOUR RESUME CHRONOLOGICALLY

Your online resume or portfolio needs to be effective. To do this, you can organize it chronologically, whether it’s to present your projects or your work experiences. It will be easier for your visitors (and potential employers!) to look at your professional or creative journey.

3. SHOWCASE YOUR SKILLS

Don’t hide your talent on a web page that will never be consulted! Are you a photographer? Use your own images on your homepage in addition to having a dedicated page to showcase your most beautiful shots. Looking for a job in the communication field? Use your communicator skills to impress online recruiters with a resume that stands out!

Tip: On your homepage, you can add a zone with your biggest achievements or experiences and a 'call to action' button that will redirect your visitors to a more detailed page.

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4. BE ORIGINAL

Nowadays, originality is essential if you want to stand out! What is good about having an online resume is that the only limit is your imagination! Use interesting and creative visuals: why not even include a video that introduces you! Future employers will get a glimpse of your personality before they even call you in for an interview!

5. MAKE SURE YOU ARE REACHABLE

Even if you spend hours making your website visually appealing, if you are looking for a job, your primary purpose is to make the phone ring! Don’t forget to include your contact information ,ideally somewhere that is easy to find! Share your website on job search forums, recruiter websites, your social media, etc., to ensure visibility!

Good Luck :)


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