Want your resume to stand out to recruiters? Check out quick tip #3.
The 3rd in our series of super quick tips to help you get your resume right, right from the start. Add hyperlinks, and show your future employer just how tech savvy you are, and make it easy for them to learn more about you without leaving your resume. Find out how to add hyperlinks to your resume now.
Look out for quick tip #4, coming soon.
According to Clayton Wert, Muse Career Coach and Job Search Expert:
“It’s acceptable to use links in your resume, cover letter, or any form of the job application—assuming you’re submitting it online. I’m of the belief that 90% of applications are now online, and you should be adding links to your portfolio, your LinkedIn page, and possibly more depending on your industry and the type of work that you’ve done. It’s best to put as much out there as possible when applying to jobs, because attention is everything in the job search.”
For Engineers, Wert said:
“It’s imperative that an employer or recruiter knows that you’ve built out various projects, and that they can easily click to and from them on your resume, cover letter, portfolio, etc.”
“When including links, you should be hyperlinking the links on your materials. This means instead of the long URL strand, it should be a hyperlink. If you’re going in-person for an interview, or you’re at a networking event where you’ve brought your resume, the alternative should be the entire URL written out—but I would recommend staying away from that for a cleaner format.”
If you have a variety of work to present and you can’t decide which one to showcase in your resume, consider creating a portfolio and post in on your own website. Instead of showing all your fifty photos of your work in your application document, a link pointing to your website makes you look more organised, professional and tech savvy too.
Wert also suggests that you “place your links in the header or beside your contact information.” So if your works become relevant to a specific skill or qualification, you can just place them under the heading.
More importantly, double check and test your links if they are actually working.