Friday, September 15, 2006

Wanted - Your Thoughts on Posting Your Resume Online

Hey folks! Just a few thoughts here. I understand that all the cool kids are posting their resumes to Monster.com these days. I'm just wondering what your experience is, specifically, with regard to the posting methods.

For those that may not be familiar, Monster lets you post your resume to their site in a number of ways:

  • Build a Monster resume
  • Copy and paste text
  • Upload an existing resume
I suppose the easiest thing to do, if you already have one available, is to upload an existing resume. I'm just wondering what others' experiences are with the other methods.

I suppose that each method could be as effective as any other method. I always feel like I'm pigeonholing myself whenever I do something like this, and I believe that this is the first time I've done this in awhile.

What are your thoughts?

2 comments:

mspecht said...

The really cool kids are using hResume to host it on their own site :-)

I personally feel as we move more into the era of the personal brand a majority of the white collar workforce will need to publish an online resume just to get a job.

Jason Alba said...

Agreed, there are other places to post resumes (like Emurse.com)... but here's my take on the question:

I hate putting in a resume as a word doc AND THEN having to enter everything in a series of pages. All of this info was on my resume! Why did you ask me for the resume in Word doc if you are just going to make me parse it all out? Very very frustrating.

Ok, I think Monster does parse it out. And some other sites also, but many make you go through this horrible process... that is why it can take over an hour just to apply for one job!

Make sense?