I’m currently reviewing resumes to hire a web coder/designer. There’s nothing like looking at someone’s work to help you decide who to interview. It surprises me how many people applied for this job without making it easy for us to do that. I mean, it’s the Web! One of the joys is being able to share what we do with others (here, I mean mostly family and friends, not employers, but the same idea applies).
So today I tweeted:
And quickly got a great response:
Which led me to think of a few more:
- If you’re a writer, provide URLs for articles
- If you’re a graphic artist or photographer, provide URLs for your online portfolio (and if you don’t have an online portfolio, GET ONE)
Being me, when I start to list stuff like this, I think all of you must have even more good ideas.
So – how can you make yourself convince a manager who’s reviewing loads of resumes to bring you in for an interview?