Introduction

There are many reasons to use a Resume or Portfolio Web site to enhance your job search. I will not get into those here at this time.  Suffice it to say you have landed here and are interested in learning how to use WordPress.com to set up such a site.  And I will try to teach you the step by steps as quickly as I can.

I find most information about WordPress.com difficult for the novice or beginner. Resume and Portfolio Web site information is also somewhat fragmented and not as yet fully integrated with the how to’s of WordPress.  There is no step-by-step methodology to learn both combined in easy chunks.  I know, since I have been studying the Web since 2006 and have logged over 10,000 hours of research and application.

I attempt to change that with this blog.  I do not profess to be a guru and I readily admit I keep studying and learning from my mistakes almost daily.  So bear with me since this is a work in progress which I will be supplementing as time progresses.

What you will need to start a resume or portfolio site is a:

  • resume or portfolio of your work
  • recent decent picture (suggested)
  • planned layout of pages (Please check out some of the articles on the Resources page for ideas.)
  • commitment to go the distance (It is not easy but I am here to lend assistance if you need it.)

I will entertain questions on the comments page. If it is personal, please note and I will not publish it. (See moderation later.)

Note: This blog will not attempt to teach you all the intricacies of being a Web master and search engine marketing for small business Web sites.  Nor can I demonstrate photo manipulation, setting up custom headers (as this has) in Photoshop, writing skills (stay away from complex sentences and past perfect folks!), navigation, back links, etc.  For that, please visit my small business Website and blog.

Michael Yublosky (I call myself the Web Professor)

Note:  I will leave a comment (Leave a Reply) box on most every page of this site which is not normally the case.  (Learn more by reading later in the How To pages.)  This way comments relevant to the information on the page will stay on that page. I will change this format to a FAQ page since the length of the individual pages may get out of hand as well as out of order. Ask your questions on the comments page and I will answer appropriate ones and post the topic on the FAQ page.

If you are ‘game,’ procedure to the ‘How To‘ page and be prepared to launch your free site.

2 Responses to Introduction

  1. Danna Brim says:

    Michael

    I have several friends in the design world who have used various web-page creation user-friendly sites. Does WordPress allow you to show your artwork? this would be helpful as many of my potential employers want me to give them a link to my website to see my work. They no longer even want to look at PDFs.

    I did some minor research on the hosts (I assume you have to pay for these–correct?) and they have good reviews and horrid reviews. Do you know which ones are reputable.

    I want a webpage for my resume (s) and artwork but I don’t want to do this more than once. Do you recommend WordPress over other software programs? I don’t want to create a website with software that will soon be obsolete.

    • diywebjem says:

      Danna:

      WordPress names artwork ‘Images’. Images can be both individually displayed or set up in a gallery. They can go on a ‘Page’ such as this, on a blog Post (i.e. Comments page shown in reverse chronological order), on a sidebar (also see Comments page), or even in the footer below. There are less options in WordPress.com than in WordPress.org however. But, of course, WordPress.com is free.

      By trial and error we found and recommend BlueHost for newbies. I must take you to my regular blog site for a detailed reason why I recommend BlueHost. WordPress also partners with Bluehost.

      My overall recommendation is yes. After you master the learning curve, the benefits are long lasting. For more detailed information, again please see my regular blog page on WordPress.

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