Building Your E-Portfolio

With more employers using the Internet to check out potential employees, you might want to consider making your resumé available online. Fortunately with so many services out there, it’s much easier than you think to get started.

Sometimes a paper resumé is just so 20th century. Thanks to hosting sites like VisualCV, Coroflot, and Carbonmade, you don’t have to be tech-savvy to create a digital resumé or e-portfolio. And you control access, unlike with a personal website. Start with your resumé, then add supporting information—examples of your work, sales charts, published articles, letters of recommendation, images or videos.

“It’s an opportunity to build your personal brand,” says Pierce Resler, formerly of VisualCV. Studies show that hiring managers and recruiters google many job seekers to see their online presence.

If you’re considering creating a personal website, it’s best to reserve your domain name as soon as you can. (Try Go Daddy or You’ll pay as little as $9.99 a year.)

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