A good resume is key to landing your dream job. You should be able to present your skills, work experience and share any projects from your porfolio in a fresh and easy to follow format. While the content you must include is somewhat traditional, you don’t have to be just like everyone else with a paper printed CV. Stand out from the competition with a business card website built with WordPress.
To build your own online resume or CV all you need is a web hosting plan (Bluehost starts just $2.95 per month), WordPress (which is free) and an impressive business card WordPress theme. While there are hundreds of themes to choose from, we have rounded up the best to help you simplify your search.
The features you should look for in a business card or resume theme are fairly straightforward. You’ll need a section to add your profile: general picture, contact and social media links. After that you’ll also want a way to add your skills with skill bars, charts or info graphs as well as lists, toggles or tabs for your work experience. Then depending on the work you do a portfolio may be critical which should support all forms of image, video and audio media. Lastly – it’s a good idea to have a way for potential employers to save or print your resume as well as get in touch with a click of a button.
If you can find a theme with good bones and the features we mentioned you’ll be off to a good start. Many WordPress themes also include built-in options for customizations, but if the theme you love is lacking an option or two don’t worry about it. There are easy to use visual CSS editors like CSS Hero and Yellow Pencil that add point and click front-end style editing to any theme.
Once you finish up your online resume all that’s left is to add your link to your business cards and start reaching out to the companies that would be lucky to have you!