In this final post in my three-part series of online job hunting, I will describe where and how to post your online resume to ensure it is found by the most employers and recruiters possible. What are the best job sites? How do you keep your resume at the top of the results?
In the first post of this trilogy, I discussed how to use search optimization and job postings to research keywords to use in your online resume in Online Resume Keyword Research – Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part I of III.
Next, I described tips for using recruiter-friendly wording and layout in writing your resume to make your online resume a recruiter magnet in Writing a search optimized online resume- Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part II of III.
So, now you’ve written a killer resume and included all the important industry and job-related keywords to ensure it shows up on the majority of searches by recruiters and human resource personnel. Where and how do you post your online resume?
Now that you have your research about keywords to use from Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part I of III – Online Resume Keyword Research, you need to write your search-optimized resume. Once you write your resume, read on about Posting your online resume for maximum results- Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part III of III .
If the keywords are the bait, your resume is the hook to reel in the recruiters. In a tough job market with lots of competition, it’s important to stand out with a resume to promises to deliver results for the potential employer. An online resume differs from a printed one in that you can’t control the formatting, the length or which companies will receive it.
But you can control the search optimization.
The world of work has changed and job hunting has changed with it. Most professional jobs require proficiency with computers and use of the Internet, so why shouldn’t job hunting today require job hunters to have a clue about using the web to find their job?
I regularly get calls every week from recruiters, even when I am not actively searching for a job, due in no small part to the detailed search optimization I have done over the years that keeps my resume and name top of mind (and top of “mouse”;-) to recruiters.
This three-part series shares some of my tried and true techniques I have developed for writing and marketing yourself to employers and recruiters via keyword research, a search-optimized resume, and online resume postings. The other two posts include:
So let’s read on about researching those SEO terms…