There are clear advantages with having a professional website while seeking employment.
- Multi-dimensional Resume: An Interactive Interface For Potential Employers
- Search Through Website By Targeting Skill Sets
- Create and Disseminate Resumes and Portfolios
When you apply to an employment opportunity, the ideal situation is to “pull” potential employers to your professional website for their evaluation because of its interactive features. A professional website is built on the standard structure of a resume but has many added features to facilitate communication, enrich content, and develop a skill set.
Some of the communication features are meant to help skip some of the preliminary probing by a potential employer. For example, you can provide the contact information of a reference for an employment responsibility and a potential employer could send an email to that reference – of course you would provide reference information at your own discretion.
Richer content includes using files, images, and linking to provide substance about an experience. For example, if you wrote a paper for a course in college, you can upload and make it available on your professional website.