How to Put a Resume on a WordPress Website

If you’re looking for a way to showcase your resume, you’ve probably considered trying your hand at creating a WordPress blog. With a few tweaks, your resume could be the focus of an entire blog post!

A resume is typically a one-page document that provides a concise overview of your work history. Though the information may be quite relevant, a resume isn’t a place to go into great detail about your experience. A WordPress blog is the perfect place to do that. You can utilize the space to write about any experience that is pertinent to your career goals. Plus, since it’s free, you don’t have to worry about space constraints!

The following guide will assist you in putting a resume on a WordPress website. Feel free to browse through the steps or skip to the end to jump directly to the finished product!

Step 1: Choose A Theme For Your Blog

The very first step is to choose a theme for your blog. It’s rather critical that you pick a theme that is relevant to your career goal. If you’re not sure what career goal you should go for, take some time to think about what would make your resume pop. For example, if you’re looking for a corporate job, a sales-related theme would be a great fit. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a programming role, a technical theme may be what you’re after. Your resume will be featured on a blog, so it’s important that the theme conveys the correct message (i.e. corporate, technical, etc.) When you’ve picked a theme, click on the Download button to install the.zip file on your computer. Unzip the file and you’ll see a single folder named after the theme you’ve chosen. Inside the folder are all the necessary files to get your blog up and running.

Step 2: Add Posts To Your Blog

After you’ve unzipped the downloaded theme folder, you’ll see a small sample blog post. This is where you should start. When you’ve mastered this step, you can move on to the more advanced ones.

To add posts to your blog, you’ll need to log in to your WordPress dashboard. From there, click on the Add New button in the upper right hand corner. You’ll then see a blank space where you can type in your blog post. When you’ve finished typing, press the enter key to submit your post. You can choose from a variety of blogging platforms such as WordPress.com or WordPress.org to host your blog. WordPress.org is a free service that anyone can use; you just need to have a space for people to read your content (e.g. www.yoursite.com). WordPress.com is owned by Automattic, which offers a premium hosting service as well as an eponymous content management system. If you decide to go with WordPress.com, it’s important to note that you’ll need a.com domain (e.g. yourblog.com) to do so. However, you don’t necessarily have to use either of these platforms. If you’re looking for a free theme that isn’t overly complicated, check out Blogger.com. It’s a great option for people who are new to blogging. Since it’s a free platform, all you need is a Google account to get started (you can use your Gmail address).

Step 3: Customize Your Blog’s Design

You’ll need to log in to your WordPress dashboard again to complete this step. Click on the Customize button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. From here, you can make some basic adjustments to the overall appearance of your blog. You can add a custom header (i.e. a graphic that will appear at the top of each post) and add a custom background (i.e. the color behind the text). To add a header, click on the customizer and then click on the + icon to insert your custom image. A block of text with a colorful image can be a great attention-grabber! Once you’ve added your custom header image, click on the upper right hand corner of the screen to go back to the dashboard. From here, you can make some basic formatting adjustments to the look of your posts.

Step 4: Edit Your Posts’ Content

On the other hand, if you’re a skilled wordsmith, you can edit your posts’ content to make them more engaging. Before you start typing, click on the Publish button on the upper right hand corner of your WordPress dashboard. This will take you to your blog’s main page, where you’ll see all your published posts. From here, you can click on any one of the posts to see the formatting options. You can add a few more items to the menu including Google Analytics and Font Awesome (a popular open source library of icons).

To add more content to your blog, simply click on the Add More button located at the bottom of the post. You’re then presented with a blank area where you can type in your content. When you’ve finished typing, press the enter key to submit your post. When you’re finished with your edits, click on the Publish button to finalize your post.

Those are the basic steps to putting a resume on a WordPress website. From here, you can make your blog your own personal portfolio. The possibilities are endless! Feel free to experiment with different fonts, colors, and styles to make your resume pop.