Creating An Online Resume
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Creating An Online Resume

Numbers Never Lie

  • 80% of job openings are never advertised, therefore, you just cannot be relying on a paper resume in this day and age and still consider yourself in the game, you're far behind the level of the game.
  • When applying for any given job you are "competing" with at least 117 other people, and
  • Only 20% of applicants ever get called back for an interview. Enough to cause anxiety.

It is frightening to be in the job market these days, and many learn after college that a qualification alone just isn't enough. As a CEO, I can tell you that your employers are looking for someone with an edge, with the "X" factor, and I believe that everybody has an "X" factor personally, however, you just cannot adequately express that on a traditional paper resume. Neither can you get as much circulation.

Creating an Online Resume Reason # 1: Home Ground Advantage

A WebsiteResume® allows your future employers to view your personality and creativity before they meet with you. It's a very competitive environments for businesses too, no body has it easy these days, consider that your employers are looking for people who will fit in with their corporate culture as well as bring something new to the table that will bring them closer to their company vision, not an easy task. "Talent", as you are called in boardrooms, is the beginning and end of any organisation. Remember that your employers have to answer to unforgiving markets and unforgiving shareholders, so the way I see it, and I shouldn't be telling you these things, but you can have the "upper hand" if you play your cards right! And it isn't even really an "upper hand" at all because right employees make employers happy, so it's really a win/win. Any given organisation has at least 5 aspects within it functioning as their own business within the overall business, with their own sub divisions under them, and no one manager can manage these alone. Therefore, very distilled, your key task is to show the decision maker/s that if they if they have you on their team, that's one less thing to worry about. That's all. That's it.

Creating an Online Resume Reason # 2 & 3: First Impressions...

It shows seriousness about your career. More figures:

  • 56% of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate who has a WebsiteResume®.
  • Only 7% of job seekers possess one. Also,

You get to control what people see when they are googling you. This benefit extends further than just your career because even a potential love interest will probably google you, however stalker like that may be, it's life in the internet age. Go big or go home my friend. When, not if, when your potential employer googles you, the last thing you want them to see are the drunk photos you posted on Fb. Now you can and should manage that by controlling your online brand and reputation. The most effective way to do that is with a WebsiteResume®.

Your Brand

In conclusion, your brand is inexpressibly important, it is the be all and end all of your career. It would behove you to focus on building your brand and learning how to best position yourself so that you are memorably. Then promote that brand on your WebsiteResume®.

Just think of me as your inside man letting you know what your managers say and think of you and how you can influence them for a change, it's really not that difficult once you know how, but don't tell them. If you know anyone who needs some inside career advice as well, feel free to share this post with them. It's going to be ok though, everything will be ok. Also feel free to leave a comment below sharing your concerns, enlightenments and questions so we can all grow together.

Anyway, that's me. It's been real...

PS: Quick question, if there were finally a way for you to escape being stuck in a low paying job, and to create an open door into your dream career and to experience ultimate job security, all without ever missing a pay check in the transition. Would you take it?

-- Musa: Founder & CEO, OrangLight™ "Ignite Your Career"


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