Q. I’ve been told by several prospective employers that I have a good resume; it’s a Word document that I send by email and I take hard copies to interviews. I read a Times article that makes me rethink that I may need to create a website to feature my resume and college experiences. What do you recommend? -SR
A. Unless you are applying for jobs that require digital savvy, there is no need to develop your own website. If you’re seeking entry-level PR jobs, it’s far more important to have a resume that details your relevant work, internship and volunteer experiences. Busy HR managers and agency recruiters seldom have the time to open links to websites. Instead, focus on a simple, well-written resume and a short, effective cover letter. If you’re seeking a social media position, you can enhance your chances by demonstrating skills in that space through Twitter, Facebook and your own blog.