In today’s tough economy, with so many people actively searching for jobs, it has become more important than ever to stay ahead of the game so that you don’t get lost in the shuffle. It has been estimated that any one employer could receive 500 to 1,000 resumes per single job posting. Even the most outstanding resume with all the right key words and qualifications can get overlooked. Sometimes it takes a little innovation to get noticed. So what else can you do? My recommendation is to create your own website that introduces you to employers, and gives a more personalized edge. This creates an opportunity to let the employer know a little bit more about you. Include your resume of course, as well as recommendations from past employers. In addition, a professional photo of yourself is a nice touch if you choose that route, or you may have your own logo to add. Any information that shows your accomplishments, or links to relevant websites you might have worked on or for, etc. can all be included. Add a link to your new resume site to the “contact” information on your resume document; then blast your websites addition to the World Wide Web on networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Facebook.
For other important and useful tips on getting your resume noticed, this is a great article:
I was riding in my car last night, on my way home from teaching yoga, listening to the radio and enjoying my few moments of “me” time, when I suddenly noticed something out of the corner of my eye… a sign bearing a familiar logo; familiar because I had designed it. I quickly pulled over and took a few pictures of the sign and the building signs. It’s funny because no matter how long I do this, it is always gratifying to see your work being displayed. To actually see your work working. Guess that’s what it’s all about!