Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Posting Your Resume Online

Happy New Year!

I just learned of a website for posting your resume online.

And it turns out that Emurse.com has been on the Net for over three years! And that was even before Globalpitch.com came on the scene.

If you know of other websites where you can post your resume online, please share.

But with so many websites and so much information, how do you choose what's best for you?

You could spend every hour of every day searching for good info, good advice, and find endless amounts of helpful, useful stuff.

What should you consider when using a website, a service, a tool for posting your resume online?

The top consideration has to be if your resume is going to be found and read by the right people.

So, who are the right people? At the very least, the right people should be those who can influence, directly or indirectly, hiring decision makers. Or put you in touch with, connect you with, those with influence.

Or the right people could be the decision makers themselves.

Are they going to visit the depository where your resume is being stored?

I've been told by a number of those decision makers that they don't have the time or the inclination to search for resumes because they already have too many resumes coming after them. Resumes sent to them have overloaded their personal resume banks and folders.

So why bother posting your resume online?

Well, if it doesn't cost you anything, why not?

But, if it does cost you, then you might want to rethink that value proposition.

Posting your resume online on websites like Emurse.com or Globalpitch.com for free might be worth the investment of the time and effort it takes to construct your resume, but don't count on much of any response from the employers out there.

That's up to chance.

Good Luck!