How to Write a Resume that Snags the Job You Want via the Interwebs

In a world of advanced, modern technologies, business has taken to the interwebs. And many companies have begun looking for their next employees via social media networks and online communities. Are you looking for a new professional opportunity? Then implement the following tips to write a resume that snags potential jobs by way of the internet.

Be Concise, Succinct, and Short

Just like real-world resumes, your online resume should be short, sweet, and to the point. You don’t want to drone on and on about your work history, school history, past experiences, and hobbies. Instead, find words that are synonymous with the things you want to say, and write succinct and concise sentences that a potential employer can quickly peruse.

Break Your Resume into Multiple Headers

Some people have problems with the format of their online resumes, as some job websites require you to write your own basic HTML to make your resume presentable. Brush up on basic HTML. Then break your resume into easy-to-read sections with defined headers, such as Professional Objectives, 5-Year Work History, and Contact Information.

Write a Career Objective that Defines Your Future Goals

One of the downsides to having an online resume is that you don’t get to in-person explain your career objectives and future goals to a potential employer. So, make a header for it. Keep it simple and short—only a few succinct sentences as to what you want to do with your career, and how a job in a particular field would help you accomplish your professional goals.

Make a Brief Note of Your Personal Interests and Hobbies

The worst thing you can do on an online resume is drone on about your personal life, like interests and hobbies. While that stuff is important [to you], no doubt—it makes very little difference to professionals seeking someone with career experience fit for a job title. For instance, no future employer needs to know about your collection of personalized latte mugs. You can make brief notes of your interests and hobbies—but, if they have no bearing on your career, think about omitting them from your resume.

To end your online resume, do the same as you would with a real-world resume. Plug in your contact information, including an email address, phone numbers, full name, and the best times to call, email, or text. Then add a sincere “thank you” that’s geared to anyone that takes the time to look over your resume.

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