Best Practices When Posting Your Resume Online

Posted: 06.30.2020
Best Practices When Posting Your Resume Online

Posting your resume online, whether it be on LinkedIn or a job board, can be extremely beneficial in your job search. Not only can you use the functions in these online platforms to search for jobs in your specific industry, posting on these platforms can also help you get more noticed by recruiters.

If you’re still a little hesitant about posting your work history online, check out this YouTube video by President Marc Belaiche as he talks about best practices when posting your resume online.

1. Worried that your current employer will see your posted resume?
Ensure your settings are set to private, so your resume is only viewable to appropriate recruiters.

2. Make sure your resume includes the correct keywords.
When writing your resume, think about how a recruiter may use certain keywords to search for suitable candidates. For example, if you’re looking for a job in accounting and finance, using industry terms like auditing, cost accounting, capital acquisitions, etc in your resume can help make you more searchable.

3. Sign up for job alerts.
Signing up to receive automatic notifications can simplify your job search by allowing job opportunities to come to you. Instead of having to search for job openings, you can set it up to have job specific openings e-mailed to you.

4. Input a salary expectation.
Include your minimum salary expectation. Recruiters will have a salary range in mind when they are searching for candidates on job boards, so by not including your salary expectations, you could be skipped over by a recruiter.

5. Post on job boards that make sense to you.
You will get more out of your job search if you post on job boards that are more specific to what you are looking for. For example, industry related job boards, job boards in your geographic area, etc.

6. Be aware of scam postings.
If you come across an employer who offers you a position right away without even having an interview, if an employer asks for personal information like your banking information or social insurance number – these are often times red flags. Look for contact or company information. Specific information like this is a good indicator that the job posting is real.

7. Log into your account regularly.
The more you log into your account and make little changes to your resume as you search for opportunities, the more your resume will reactive and appear back to the top of the search results on job boards.

8.  Make your resume more interactive.
Add a headshot, include examples of your work, add a link to your LinkedIn account – these little additions can make your resume stand out from the rest of the applicants.

9. You don’t need to include your full address.
Instead, just include the city you are located in. You are still being specific enough to recruiters about where you are in relation to the location of the job, but you aren’t giving away too much information.

Want more job tips from Marc? Click here to check out the YouTube page for more!

Written by Sandra Toth, Marketing Coordinator, is a full-service recruitment organization, including Website, Career Fairs, full-service Recruitment Division and Outplacement Services. The local focus and advanced features make a vital asset for both job seekers and employers within the Greater Toronto Area. Visit our Online Career Centre for additional articles on Career Development, Personal Branding, and more!
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