Having your resume online is the nice bond paper of twenty years ago now that so many companies have an online first approach to recruiting employees. However, the state of network security in some organizations might be directly at odds with the tools job hunters use to post their resumes online.
Network security might block social publishing sites. SlideShare and Scribd are great distribution channels for your resume. Both sites also make it easy to embed your resume in a blog post or other web page but the network security of some prospective employers may block the site.
Network security might block DropBox, Box.net, and SkyDrive. Free online file storage is plentiful these days making it especially appealing for putting your resume up there and then link to it from your blog or home page. Well, these free file-sharing sites could suffer the same fate as SlideShare and Scribd.
Network security might block LinkedIn. I am awaiting the day when I can wax nostalgically about resumes in MS Word format because the industry has moved online to sites like LinkedIn as a primary resume format. Unfortunately, I think we are years off from that or at least until such time today’s generation of HR executives have retired.
Bottom line is to make sure you always have a backup plan for transmitting your resume with short notice to give yourself a leg up on closing the deal.