Don't end up lost in the shufle! Employers are overwhelmed with a bunch of resumes every day, only a few of them will get a second glance, most of them will end up in the trash.
Be Different! Everybody submits resumes that look exactly the same, with the same format. Make sure your resume sticks out from the pile by creating something new.
An e-resume is an online resume or a small website you can send out in an email as an attachment or a link that you can post in any social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ exposing yourself to potential employers.
You no longer have to wait for the mail to get there in 3 to 5 days and then going through the filtration system, ending up on a reception desk. E-resumes get the job done faster and more efficiently.
Having an e-resume or portfolio as a website gives you the advantage of online presence, interactivity, eye catching graphics, professional pictures, slideshows, videos, music, work samples, certificates, etc.
Send your e-resume using a newsletter system such as mailchimp or i-contact, they are free up to 2,500 contacts. You can send emails in html format allowing you to send mass emails in just one click and also provides you with tracking information, such as who opened the email, how many times was the email opened and whether or not they clicked on the link.
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A lot of companies are launching brand new sites and there is a very good reason for that.
Technology is changing rapidly, new hardware and new software are being developed changing the trends. Social media interaction is mutating. Old technologies are being replaced. Flash technology is switching to HTML5. All of these factors are changing how websites look and function.
Web development is advancing at a fast pace, changing every 6 months. Now-a days your business is being judged by the way your website looks. Your site has to look up to standards to project an image of success. Functionality is also a factor of outmost importance. How easy can you site be updated? That is why most companies are using Content Management Systems instead of simple static html websites since it allows them to manipulate the content of their site using a web browser, relinquishing the need for external software as well as avoiding having to learn this software.
Also, it is no longer enough for your site to be viewed on a computer, now-a-days millions of people are accessing the web from their smartphones and tablets, so your site has to be compatible with these new hardware.
A new technology called "Responsive" is out in the market. Responsive Technology makes the content management system sites compatible with all mobiles devices and tablets, avoiding the need of having to build separate websites for each technology.
Do I need to redesign my website?
Find out by aswering the following questions:
1. Does your site uses Flash Technology?
2. When was the last time you completely overhauled your site?
3. Are all parts of your site functioning properly?
4. Is the copyright year in your footer any other than 2012?
Making the decision on a redesign?
If you answer is yes to one or more of the questions above it is time to schedule a meeting with a web developer and tell him the facts of why your site needs an update. He will help you determine a game plan and let you know if your site needs just some tweaks or if it is already time for a complete new website.
Don't stay behind, keep up with the trends. Your website displays your business to the world, it represents who you are and what your business is. How do you like the world to perceive you and your business?