Web Page Searches
In many countries, the standard
"Resume" that we see in North America is not a part of the
recruiting process. The CV takes its place. A CV is a document that
attempts to describe the "whole person". CVs are surprisingly like
personal web pages.
Many companies offer free
web space as a part of their online business. As candidate volumes
continue to decline, you may discover that these personal web pages
are a candidate goldmine. A comprehensive list of companies that
offer this service can always be found on Yahoo!'s
Free Webspace page.
Before you run off to search
through all 80 companies, take a look at these search engines. Tripod,
GeoCities and America Online all offer extensive searching of their
members "home pages". While the rest of the competition rehashes
the same old resume databases, you can learn to navigate the world
of web pages.
Besides essential background,
professional interest and recreational insight, you can use personal
web pages as a very solid means for "getting a feel" for the candidate.
When you execute a search
on the NorthernLight
engine, the results are categorized in topic folders. More often
than not, one of the folders is a "Personal Pages" subset of the
results of your query.
You might also want to
look at The
100 Most Wired Colleges as a starting point for potential entry
also offers free home pages. Claiming 600,000 members, the site
potential as a recruiting search space. To look through the
personal pages, you need to
register. A quick look at their site
map might help you decide about investing time in the site.