Instead of sending the full URL of your resume in an email or on your social networks, you can use a URL shortener to create personalized links (such as http://bit.ly/simplyhired) and track all clicks to your resume.
It’s simple. Here’s how to do it:
1. Sign up for an account with a URL shortener. In this example, we’re using bit.ly, however there are many other URL shorteners with built-in tracking and analytics.
2. After you are signed in, copy and paste the URL of your hosted resume in Google Docs into the large link field. Then click the Customize button.
3. Enter your personalized bit.ly link in the customize field that appears and click “Shorten.”
That’s it! Consider creating personalized links to other pages that you refer people to during your job search as well, such as cover letters, your LinkedIn profile, Twitter account, blog or webpage.
Need to upload your resume online? Read our detailed instructions on how to host your resume with Google Docs.
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