Adding Your Resume To Your Website

I came across this HTML Resume Template the other day that was produced by Alex King a few years ago.  You can download it here, modify it to fit your needs, and then put it up on your site.  I put it on the ETP site so you can see what it looks like.

This template is really designed to enable people who may not be all that familiar with php, html, and may not necessarily even have their own website. That’s all well and good, but I thought that if that’s your target audience it would be helpful if you actually showed folks how to use the thing.

Given the economic climate and all of the people unemployed, I thought I’d take a few minutes and explain the necessary steps.  While it can be a bit intimidating, it’s actually not too hard.

You need a domain & website:

  1. Probably the easiest ways to accomplish both is to use Go Daddy.
  2. Follow the link to Go Daddy and do a domain search for the domain name you’d like to use.  A good choice for a job seeker could be something like www.yourname.com .
  3. Once you find one you like purchase it.  I think you can by a domain for about $10 on the site.
  4. The next step is to get the domain hosted.  You can do that at Go Daddy pretty inexpensively.
  5. They have a variety of plans available.  If you’re new to this and just plan to put your resume up, I would recommend signing up for the lowest cost LINUX hosted plan for one your.  You can always upgrade down the road if you need to.  I recommend the Linux plan because besides being Open Source and more reliable than windows, the Linux option offers a lot more free applications for your site which you will probably use once you become more familiar with website functionality.
  6. Once signed up, open your browser to the admin site they send you to, sign in and look around the admin panel to familiarize yourself with some of the functionality.

At this point you need to modify the resume.php download .  This isn’t all that hard, even if you don’t know php.

  1. Open the document call resume.php that you downloaded with your favorite text editor.
  2. Save it as yourname.php if you want to put it on your website that already exists.
  3. Save it as index.php if this will be the only item on the site.
  4. Go into the document and replace all of the boiler plate wording with your own information.
  5. When you’re done save the document.

FTP the document to your site

  1. If you don’t have ftp software, you can use fireftp plugin for firefox which is easy to use.
  2. Use the same password you received for the administrator site.
  3. Copy the file you created to a folder called htlm which you can navigate to by home >> var >>> www >>> html.

Logout wehn done.  Make It shoudl work when you go to your home page.  If it doesn’t you should probably that php is turned on which you can check and turn on from the admin console.

Good Luck!

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