How to create an online resume
Well, here I want to present you a new kind of resume, a new way of presenting your skills. I call it the online resume. Basically it is kind of what your regular resume is like just a bit more fancy, you put a lot of pictures to the whole mix and yeah… it is all online.
So first you need your own website, or more precisely you just need your own domain and hosting going.
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Now, while a friend of mine told me this was “completely over the top” I have to say that I got some great results out of using my online resume in applications while I was backpacking. Just include a link to your online resume in some mails you write to potential employers and you will stick out from the masses.
It is not about web design skills or anything like that. Imagine you are one of few backpackers competing for the same hospitality job that sounds quite cool. You got the right skills and experience for the job. So do all the other applicants. Then maybe this is what will separate you from the others.
And even if you are not going to use it ever. All the skills you are going to develop (WordPress and so on), the excitement in building it and the fulfillment in seeing it done and recognizing what you have achieved is a great self confidence boost.