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Justawind

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I wanted to make a website to put my resume on. Tips? Suggestions? Better yet, is it worthwhile to do this?
 
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your spamming ET

Justawind, Placing a Resume' online is a nice idea but could be used but others with not so good intentions.

You can secure a web page and only give out a password to those you wish to see it.
But that can be problematic too.

What kind of work do you do ?
 

Justawind

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I work for HP on the Oracle account doing tier 2 tech support in a call center. I also dabble in web design. The site wouldnt be anything fancy and I would like to secure it via password or something.
 
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If that kind of thing is popular in your line of work then by all means go for it.
I may be old fashioned but I would have thought prospective employers would have preferred physical more than virtual resume's.

However we are here to try and help just like you do in Tech support.
Your going to be blasted with various choices to host a site.
Some are good some crap.
You need one that is reliable and won't crash just when you don't need it too.
You want one without adverts..obviously.
Free one would be nice to start, in case you change your mind later.
You might like your own domain name, that can be problematic but doable.
With adding SSL to your site then your provider has to supply it.

I would not have too many photos there, the text would have to be clear and to the point,
Examples of your work would be helpful as with any comments by past or existing employers.
You could have a short video presentation, but nothing childish and not very long.
Keep it to two pages max, and no music.
Of course please search this site for hosting suggestions.

I would pay monthly for something important as a resume' and that can be as little as a couple of dollars a month. Always check the small print and domain name transfers especially.

There is a running thread here http://forums.techguy.org/web-design-development/916546-my-webhosting-hunt.html#post7343248
Keep checking here for others more knowledgable than me to offer advise.
And if you do create a resume online post the url so we can see how it turned out
 

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Nearly all employers want a resume submitted in electronic format, so I'm not sure what the point is in putting it on a personal website.
 

Justawind

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That is why I was asking before I spent the money on a site. I think for now will stay with a .doc format and just roll from there.
 

Justawind

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Actually am trying to get out of the call center and do something more hands on or desk side. But thanks!
 
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get together a 5 year plan. Decide where you want to be in 5 years, nothing too ambitious and nothing under ambitious.
Break that time into little easy to do steps.
Allow for mishaps, disasters and family commitments.
Stick to the plan. You don't have to like it but it makes it easier, so build that in too.
 
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