To post a resume online, just follow the steps on this page. Before you know it, you'll have your online resumes online!
OK, so you've created your online resume, using one of the methods I outlined previously. But now how do you make it so others can see it (without using your computer)?
Of course, you can send your resume by email to prospective recruiters, in which case it would be treated like any other electronic resume or digital resume. But it would also be cluttered up with HTML code, so that wouldn't be ideal. Ideally, an online resume is designed to reside on the Web as a true web page.
So, the way to make that happen is to obtain web hosting space. There are a number of ways to do this, both free and paid. Both are viable options. Which you decide depends largely on personal preference, need for control and your budget. Let's take a closer look...
There are many free hosting options available for simple resume type websites/webpages, but remember, you often get what you pay for. I don't want to condemn all free hosting options here. But I do want you to enter into any free arrangement with caution. After all... when you post online resumes, you want them to be available; you want them to project a professional image; and most of all you want to create credibility for yourself.
Can you do this with free hosting? Sure! Anything is possible. But here are the possible pitfalls when you post a resume online for free...
Free web hosting isn't quite as easy to find as it once was, but it's definitely still available.
The first place to look is your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) at home. Most provide some sort of webspace for free. Aside from that, you can Google "free web hosting" and see what comes up. But let me make a few recommendations...
So, before you post a resume online through a free web hosting provider, just make sure you ask lots of questions, see sample sites, and know what you're getting for no money.
It might make more sense to go with a low cost web host. The difference in price will likely be multiplied tenfold in quality and service, not to mention your credibility and professionalism.
So, as you can see, there's no good reason why you cannot post a resume online for free or fairly cheaply, if you want to. So get your online resumes... online!