How to Post Your Resume on Dice


Good visibility of a resume greatly improves chances of receiving an interview call. The Internet has numerous job sites and portals to help candidates make their resumes available to recruiters. Different sites, however, show different results with most providing poor or average response. Nevertheless, some job sites yield favorable response. Dice belongs to the latter category of job portals. Here's how you can post your resume on Dice.

  • Go to the Dice Web site and get registered if you do not have a Dice account. Membership is free and quick, providing access to several features that assist candidates seeking employment.

  • Log in to your account.

  • Click "MyResume" to reach the section from where you can create new or edit existing resumes. All existing resumes are listed in the "Available" resumes: list box towards the end of the page. This list box remains empty until you have posted at least one resume.

  • Scroll down and click the "Create" button to create a new resume.

  • Enter specific information through a series of forms. Firstly, the "Contact Data" form where you give contact information including your name, address, telephone and fax numbers. Here, you are also required to enter a name for your resume. Think of an appropriate resume name before giving one.

  • Use the form to give any additional information that you think may support your resume. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) indicate mandatory information.

  • Click "Next" after entering the required details. The Web site will not show the next form until you furnish all necessary information.

  • The new form collects background data relevant to your education, employer you last worked with (or are currently employed with) and the type of work you were/are involved in.

  • Further, from the list provided select the option to indicate your work authorization status in the United States.

  • Select the number of work experience years and security clearance information. As in the previous form, all fields marked with an asterisk (*) indicate mandatory information you must provide. Click "Next" to proceed.

  • The next form collects information about the position you are interested in. Enter the title or position you desire, date from which you are available, and location of your choice.

  • Select the appropriate options if you are open to relocating and telecommuting.

  • Indicate the amount of traveling you are willing to do in the new job.

  • Select desirable compensation from the provided list. This field is optional and also lets you indicate to the employers that you are open to negotiations. Select an annual compensation if you are willing to work as a permanent full-time employee and/or opt for an hourly rate if you want to work on contract.

  • Select the kind of employment - full-time, part-time, or contract - you are interested in. Click "Next" to go to the next form.

  • Displayed on the screen is the "Skills Inventory" form, where you select the skills most suitable for the desired job.

  • Use the "Add a Skill" feature to list all relevant skills. The Web page shows a list of skills categorized alphabetically. Those beginning with A and B are listed by default. Buttons provided help you access the remaining skill sets.

  • Selecting a skill from the list shows it in the "Skill" box. After making a selection, use the "Years Used" field to choose the number of years you have practiced the skill. Finally, opt an year from the "Year Last Used" list to indicate the time when you last utilized the selected skill. Click 'Save Skill" to save selections.

  • Saved skills appear in the "Skill Summary" section of the form. Each skill you select and save is appended to the list of your skills. Click "Next" to view the Resume form.

  • You may have created your resume using word processing software such as MS Word. Use that resume to enter its HTML or text version in the given area in the Resume form. Alternatively, if you have uploaded your resume elsewhere, you can enter the URL to that site in the "Existing resume URL" text box located towards the end of the Web page.

  • Click "Next" to move to the subsequent form where you are required to select the search status of your resume. According to your preference, select one of the three radio buttons provided. The default selection ensures that maximum visitors view the resume.

  • Click "Next" to review the information supplied. This is where you view all the details you entered earlier in separate forms. Go through the sections carefully and use the "Edit" link to make changes in case there is a mistake or you want to give different information.

  • Review your resume to see how it would appear to prospective employers. Make modifications if required. Click"Finish" when you are done.

Tips & Warnings

  • Before posting the resume on Dice, ensure that you have a final copy of your resume. You can use MS Word or any other word processing software to do so.
  • The site prompts you to log in if initially you proceed to posting the resume without logging in.
  • The "Previous" button on the forms allows you to access, review or modify information entered earlier.
  • When selecting skills in the "Skill Inventory" form, first select the options most relevant to the job you are looking for. Later, opt for selections that may be indirectly related and are important to indicate the broad experience and abilities you possess. Go through the entire list of alphabetically arranged skills to do so.
  • Ensure that all the information you provide is correct, both in terms of facts and language.
  • Review the resume before making it available to prospective employers. Ask your domestic partner or friends to review it to get an idea about how it might be perceived by readers.
  • The site restricts resume posting in absence of membership or a successful login.
  • Some information you provide is available on all resumes including those classified as confidential. The web site appropriately marks all such fields. Be sure about the details you give in these fields.
  • On the "Skill Inventory" page, you must select a minimum of one skill. The Web site allows you to enter up to 20 skills.
  • Take care that your resume has no spelling errors for even a single misspelled word is enough to make the prospective employer click away from your resume.
  • Dice keeps a resume valid for a specific duration.

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