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Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job



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Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job

When it comes to landing your ideal job, a resume is what sets you apart in the beginning.  Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job is a lot easier than you think, you just need a basic setup and you're good to go!

A resume type website should be all about you and nothing else.  Don't treat this like a blog where you can post about your day to day experiences or even where you go on vacation.  An employer only wants to know your work experience, goals you've set for yourself and references. 

A good example of this is when a friend of mine told me about a position at a multi million dollar corporation that was basically an on page SEO position to help optimize their clients websites as they signed on.  The pay was pretty high for what I would have to be doing and all the clients websites were on WordPress lol.  So what did I do?  Well I purchased a WordPress resume theme and set it up for my application Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job  I configured it so that everything worked and all my plugins were active.  I optimized all of the pages so that anyone with basic SEO knowledge would know what keywords I was trying to rank for, which were my name, obviously.  I then added a lot of information about my past experiences and how well I know WordPress, I mean come on... It was a WordPress resume theme showing how well I know how to use WordPress that I was adding to my application to land a nice job as a WordPress optimizer Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job

Fast forward a week and I'm not done with the website and got a call back from the company.  They were thoroughly impressed with my "resume" even though I didn't submit anything besides a URL for them to click through to and check out lol.  The hiring director told me that I was the only one that did this and everyone else submitted actual resumes of what they could do, and that I easily stood out from the 124 other applicants Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job  I was told that my experience is much higher than the pay scale of the position, but I wasn't too worried because anything over 50k I would have taken since it was an easy job lol.  But the numbers I was told by my friend were way off and I was offered 28k :'(  Now to most people that's not a bad price, but if you do the math that's around $75 a day, and I'm already making more than that working for myself.  If I had all my services and systems 100% passive and automated then I would have jumped on the 28k offer because I could have worked my way up to $150 and maybe $200 a day, but it just wasn't worth it at the time Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job


The above example is my own and it could vary for everyone else.  I myself had to turn down the job because I am currently working full time and making more than what they could offer me.  Of course I could have taken the job and busted my @$$ to work my way to the top, but there was no guarantee in that and I could have been getting paid 28k for the entire time.


By setting up a resume website I was able to market to not only this one company, but dozens of other ones looking to fill similar positions.  I only had to make the website once and I was done with it, I did have a resume on hand that I could hand people in person and a digital one anyone could download from the website, but it wasn't always needed Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job


If you're thinking outside of the box by setting up a WordPress resume theme on your hosting, you will get noticed much easier than someone just submitting a file to an application Setting up a resume website to land your ideal job



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Razzy

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bomb2060

This is very inspiring. Please share the link to your Resume. So that we can do the same. Also, what are the basic SEO skills or tricks one can do on a basic one page. Just to increase the ranks. From your statement above, it's like one is supposed to rank for one specific keyword?
How do I establish the keyword? Considering that Google Adwords is currently not working for me. Yours is a true case of experiences vs skills. You have the right skills for the job. But no employer will pay you enough. I can totally relate.




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Corzhens

I don’t think you really need to do SEO work on that one-page website because its purpose is mainly for your resume. That website is meant to show your skills and other qualities that are relevant to your work or intended job. This is actually the first time that I’ve heard of such a website but I guess it is a good idea although if you will consider the cost then many freelancers might not create one.




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thart

Nice post.
But I'm really still not understand very well what you are saying.
If you have more information, please share them with us.
How you can earn 150 to 200 dollar a day? what methods do you use.




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Tronia

Haha, nice story! I would have probably taken the offer but hey.

Very good example for illustration what an effect a resume website can have on potential clients. I honestly never even thought about making one... I always used the traditional way of either typing it out or sending it in a file.

This is a really neat idea that shows your creativity and I can see why potential bosses might want to hire you faster. Thank you!




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RedVelvetJuliet

I like this idea! You show that you don't have to be like other boring people. You can make your job applications exciting! Interesting idea! I love it. I would never have thought of using a Wordpress theme.




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overcast

I have just setup one website. I have no plans mentioned here. I have not yet added the pricing. I am thinking about adding the testimonials and the clients option. I wish to manage the content on such websites. Hopefully things can change in that context. I am sure there are clients who don;t mind disclosing their own business through such freelancers website. I had problem on one such site in that case.




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kaka135

I have seen many single page portfolio website, but I have not thought of a resume website. You are right, you really stand out! Though I do not plan to look for a full time job at the moment, so I will not need a resume website now, you really give me a good idea of setting up resume website for others, as I am a freelance developer. Thanks a lot for your idea!

I agree with you, it's not worth to take the job since you have a better pay full time job and perhaps more freedom as well.




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Okav1ator

I'm officially inspired of this tactic that you used. I'll definitely be trying this out when I graduate from college next year.




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zeedollar

Cool strategy for anyone looking to land a webmaster related job. I had put that on my schedule to setup a resume website for myself, but somehow i just keep passing over it. Well thanks for the update, i think i would finally be setting up my own resume site asap. And maybe also offer to setup for others for an extra bucks.




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jeiss

The is quite ingenious. I like the whole Resume website idea. This is actually my first time knowing about it. I would try it soon.
Thanks Razzy.




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Corzhens

This is the first time I’ve heard of such a resume and I find it interesting. For all we know, this might be the standard resume in the years to come. I remember when I first saw a resume with a photo of the person, I was really surprised. But after some years, it became the standard format of the resume. And maybe that website resume is good although it is not easy to have one.




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