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All-In-One Resume Website Builder
Doodlekit is an online website builder that you can use to build a resume or portfolio website in minutes! Perfect for presenting your qualifications, experience and skills set to perspective employers. No web development experience needed - Doodlekit's portfolio website is super easy to use. Doodlekit allows you to bulk upload photos, change layouts and color themes, create your own website headers, blog about business related topics, create discussion forums, build online forms for collecting user data, and much more.
Doodlekit is all online - no software to install. Other website builders require you to install software on a computer and only use that computer to build your resume website. Not Doodlekit. With our portfolio website tools, you can build a resume website from anywhere in the world, anytime you want - no software to install! All you need is Internet access and a browser.
Portfolio Website Builder Features
Resume & Portfolio Website Builder Usage Examples
Doodlekit is the best resume website builder on the market. Its powerful backend database provides your website with advanced tools that no other portfolio website builder can provide. Here are some example Doodlekit features you might find of use when creating your resume / portfolio website:
Blog – Use your resume/portfolio website to post discussions about job related topics that might impress a potential employer. Show them that you understand your industry and that you have a genuine interest in your field of employment. Answer comments related to your resume and portfolio. Show off your work experience and knowledge.
Photos – Upload images of your work or work related photos. Create an online portfolio / resume of pictures. Comment on each pic explaining your work experience involved with it.
Forums – Use your portfolio and resume website builder to create business related forums. Answer and post questions about your industry and /or field of expertise. Create an online community of users and business relations.
File Uploader – Upload a soft copy of your resume or portfolio (Word Document, PDF, PowerPoint Presentation, etc.) to your website. Allow potential employers to download them for review.
The Resume Website: The Edge to Finding a Job in a Tough Economy
Whether you are looking for a job, or have a job, you need a resume website. This is a bold statement, and it assumes you are reading this article either because you are unemployed and need a job, or you have a job and aspire for greater success.
If you have a job, perhaps a promotion or a move into a better position with another employer is desired. People with jobs are the ones that get hired, so the irony is it is easiest to find a job when you already have one. Luckily you are in the best position to job hunt now. This is the time for you to stand out, to move up, or to increase your pay. You need to be on top of everything, to be ahead of your game. The star players make the most money and are the ones most aggressively recruited. Unfortunately, appearances are everything.
If you are unemployed, you know how tough the labor market is right now. It is a buyer's market, meaning the employers out there have a very large number of applicants available. As we have discussed, many people who already have jobs are included in the contestant pool, in addition to those unemployed. On top of all this, especially if you are a recent graduate, or have been out of the market for a while, you know there are many people with more or fresher experience than you currently have. They need a paycheck too, or want more money, and there aren't as many paydays out there since the recession hit us all pretty hard. You know you need an edge, or you might not even get a job interview. You need to stand out.
So, for all of you job seekers out there, we are proposing that a resume website will help you find the employment you desire. With this said, we assume you already have a resume, so we will only offer three general tips:
Pick a .COM domain name pertinent to your name or profession
Before you pick your resume website builder, first things first. You need to pick a domain name. We believe you are best off buying your own .COM name and not using a sub-domain. This of course assumes you are looking for a commercial job, not a job with the government or a non profit agency. The reason is that .COM stands for commercial, meaning for profit. Additionally, .COM sites are better known than .NET, .ORG, or .GOV sites. People out of habit assume any site they are looking for is a .COM site. Meaning, if you have a site titled www.scientificresearcher.net, and you are a scientific researcher, most people are going to remember you are a scientific researcher with the words "scientific researcher" in your domain name. They will forget the .NET part. Instead, most of them will end up on scientificresearcher.com when they search for you, unless you emphasize you are the .NET guy that is looking for a job, not the .COM one.
Next, we believe the domain name you use for your resume website should include either your name or your profession. If you have name recognition in your field, your name may be best to use. If you know you are going to be a specialist in a particular very rare field the rest of your life, use the name of your job title. Of course, you may have to make compromises because all the best names you could have used have already been taken. As a rule of thumb, you want people to find you in their searches so you need to have in your domain name what they will be typing into their search engines. In fact, if you are in an uncommon field, and the name of your profession is included in your domain name, you may be found by headhunters simply searching the Internet for someone with your skills, because they have looked everywhere else to no avail.
Use a resume website builder that works for you
There are a lot of companies out there offering what they call a Resume Website Builder, or a Portfolio Website Builder, Online Resume Builders, Online Portfolio Builders, or the like, which are specifically tailored to helping you give your resume Internet presence. There are also plain old website builders out there as well. We believe the best way for you to pick a solution is to try out at least three free website builders which don't require you to pay any money to try them out. If you are a computer scientist, you might desire a very programming intensive package. If you are an artist, you might find a set of point and click and drag tools with a high focus on template design, color, and text options available which is to your liking. If you only want to post a resume and noting else, a vanilla resume builder may be ideal. If you want to blog, write articles, and post a resume, then a generic web builder with all the bells and whistles may be your best option. In any event, take a few free web builders for a spin. Drive the one off the lot which is best for your needs and budget. One hint is that you may want to wait until you have selected your provider before buying a domain name. Some providers may hold you captive.
Use a provider that allows you to connect to social media
Or better said, given how computer savvy you are, build a website that allows you to easily connect your online resume to all the other social media out there. If you don't know how to program, and you are a professional, you want a solution that allows you to easily connect to LinkedIn. In fact, LinkedIn is a place many headhunters and human resource departments alike go to look for people to hire. We know of many professionals that have been solicited from the jobs they were in to better jobs because they were on LinkedIn. Their job titles or skills were searched, and next thing they knew, they were cold called by their future employers or headhunters. So, your website needs to be tied to all the relevant social media out there. LinkedIn, we believe is a must. Google+ is a must, especially if you write professional articles. Facebook is a plus, especially if you are in a very people focused profession, like the Arts or Music. In other words, the more your website has mutual links between your social media presence, the more likely you will be discovered by future employers. And then with employers you solicit, this is a means for showing them you are the real thing. If you have a resume site with well researched professional articles and it connects to a LinkedIn profile that makes you look like the real deal given your connections and references, you will have a competitive advantage. Few companies make hiring decisions these days without first looking for you on the Internet.