Everyone is saying to post your resume to Google…  so how do you do it?

I received this question from one of my subscribers, and will answer it soon.  But first, are you an online job seeker?  If so, I have some important recommendations for you.  Seriously…  keep reading!Google Docs Resume Post

Here are my top 4 recommendations:

  1. Have a 100% complete profile on LinkedIn.  If you need help, contact The Essay Expert.
  2. Fill out all the information on your Facebook profile completely, and post only professionally appropriate photos.
  3. Maintain a Twitter account with your first and last name as your Twitter handle (eg. @BrendaBernstein).
  4. Post your resume on line and link to it from all the above accounts.

Who recommends this four-pronged strategy? At least one highly successful recruiter, Shally Steckerl of Arbita, Inc. EVP, who presented to a group of career professionals at the Career Directors International annual conference in Savannah, Georgia on October 21, 2011. I was there and I was convinced.

Issues to Consider When Posting an Online Resume

Before posting your resume on line, consider privacy issues. You probably do not want to post your home address details to the entire world. City and state will suffice. You may or may want to make your phone number available to the public. (In my opinion, a public phone number is a relatively low risk and will allow recruiters to contact you.)

For an email address, consider creating a designated email for your job search and use that one on your resume. You will then cut down on any spam and you’ll be able to keep all your job-search related emails in one place, with a low risk of having them get lost amongst other messages.

How do you post your resume on line?  The answer is coming very soon…

There are many ways, and I will suggest just a few here:

  1. Post it on Google docs. Here’s an article from SimplyBlog that does a great job of explaining how to do that! How to Post Your Resume with Google Docs You might need to change your Google Docs view to the old version of Google Docs if you can’t figure out some of these instructions, or you might be able to translate the instructions to the new version. I went ahead and published my resume to Google Docs. See Brenda Bernstein’s Resume!
  2. Post it on indeed.com. Indeed is a highly recommended job posting site, free to both you and employers who post jobs there. If Indeed resume searchyou post your resume, you will be given a URL for your resume page. The cool thing about indeed.com is that you will get a resume Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS’s) can read! You can then save it as a pdf and use it to apply to other jobs that use ATS software.
  3. Create a website. The Essay Expert can help you with this. You can have a page with your resume and link to it from your other social media profiles.  BTW, everyone reading this article, if you haven’t done so already, should go ahead and purchase the domain name for your first and last name or some version of it!  Be ready with the domain so when you want to create your website you can do it.
  4. Attach it to your LinkedIn profile.  First download the application Box.net and then you will be able to upload your resume.  The resume will then be available to people who visit your LinkedIn profile.

Following the above recommendations will set you up to be successful with your online job search.  Stay tuned for more tips and tricks for online job searches coming up in the next few weeks!

Were these tips helpful?  What other questions do you have?  Please comment below!


  1. Hi Michelle, good point. I don’t think all this information is necessary to comply with the recruiter’s suggestion. “All the information” might just your name, city, gender, About Me section, Education and Work sections, website addresses (personal website if you have one, LinkedIn and Twitter) a professional photo, and as much contact information as you are comfortable sharing.

    • Thanks for your comment Brian. As a business owner, I have found that keeping the two separate is completely impossible. If a client asks to connect with me on facebook, I am not going to say no. Plus facebook has company pages now, so it is set up for businesses and blog streams etc. Keeping the two separate might be more feasible for non-business owners? This is a great topic and perhaps I will raise the question in a future blog!

  2. Thanks for the question Larry. Both forms are acceptable, and while (not whilst) “among” is more common, sometimes “amongst” simply sounds better to me. I play this one by ear. In my opinion, either choice is acceptable in a blog, essay, resume or any other document!

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