Creating an online CV: The best practices

April 2018

What are the essential information to be provided in your online resume? What are the tools that can be used? Some tips to get started:
What are the online resources at disposal and how to use them:
  • Post your resume on several sites for optimum visibility
  • Use the same photo on all sites
  • Synthesize information (make it short and explicit).
  • Choose the appropriate keywords
  • Regularly update your resume
  • Post your resume in several languages (when applicable).

The online tools offer several CV template, but most of the time you will have to enter the following information:
  • Job title: specify the job title sought or a particular industry.
  • Contact information : address, email address and phone number
  • Professional Experience : the most recent to the oldest . It is recommended to include the job title, the company name, the date and type of contract.
  • Training: academic and professional training.
  • Skills: in this section you will need to use the appropriate keywords: languages spoken ??, softwares and specific skills acquired through work experience.
  • In the same way as a classic resume:
  • Don't try to be "too original", especially if the industry does not lend itself to it.
  • Don't copy content from another CV
  • Avoid publishing your CV without proofreading,
  • Don't lie about qualifications skills and experience .

Some examples of sites allowing you to publish your resume online:

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Published by jak58. Latest update on September 4, 2013 at 09:34 AM by jak58.
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