When applying for a job through Onlinejobs.ph (OLJ), it’s important to send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to increase your chances of getting hired.
But unlike other platforms, OLJ does not have a built-in file attachment system. So, in order to attach files on Onlinejobs.ph, you need to use an external file sharing service such as Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.
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Where Can You Send Files on Onlinejobs.ph?
You can only add a file on Onlinejobs.ph when you are on the ‘Job Application’ interface for a job posting. This is the part of OLJ where you can message the client about your interest in the job.
You can get to the ‘Job Application’ page by clicking on the ‘Apply for This Job’ button that you can see at the top of the page on any job posting.
Clicking on that button will then take you to the page below. As you can see, it looks just like an email form with text boxes for the subject and message.
This is where you message clients so that they consider you for the job. This is also where you can attach your resume, portfolio, and other files by including a link to them in your message.
How to Use a Free Cloud Storage Service to Attach Files on Onlinejobs.ph
Uploading your resume or portfolio to a free cloud storage service is probably the easiest and most practical method of sending files on Onlinejobs.ph. By making your files accessible through free cloud storage services, such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox, you can now use them for every job application you send.
To do this, just follow the 4 simple steps below.
1) Sign up to a Cloud Storage Service
If you don’t use one already, you must sign up for a cloud storage service first. You can use the links below to sign up:
They all have free storage available up to a certain number of gigabytes. That’s more than enough for any job application.
Note that if you already have an account with Google, such as a Gmail account, you do not need to create a new one. This is also true for Microsoft’s services. Just skip to the next step.
2) Upload Your Resume, Portfolio & Other Files to Cloud Storage
Go to your cloud storage’s home page and upload your files. Let’s use Google Drive as an example since many Remote Filipino Workers already have Google accounts due to the popularity of using Gmail.
Here’s what an empty Google Drive page looks like:
To add files and folders, you just need to click on the ‘New’ button on the upper left section of the page. This will give you a bunch of choices as illustrated below.
Click on ‘File upload’ or ‘Folder upload’ and you’ll be taken to the usual interface where you can select your files. Just select your resume, portfolio, and other files you want to upload.
Google Drive will show you an ‘Upload Complete’ notification once your files have been successfully saved on the cloud storage.
3) Make Your File Shareable
By default, the files you upload on a cloud storage service cannot be opened by other people even if you give them the link. So, before you send a link to your file, you need to enable sharing first.
In Google Drive, you can do this easily by right-clicking on the file or folder.
A list of buttons will appear. Just click on the share button to open the ‘Share’ pop-up window which looks like below.
As you can see, the file is currently restricted so that only the owner can view it. Click on the ‘Restricted’ button to change who can access the file.
Then, choose the ‘Anyone with the link’ option.
Now, anyone with the link can view the file. You can then send it to your potential employers and clients so they can view your resume and portfolio.
If you are using other cloud storage services, please follow the links below to learn how to enable sharing on Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox.
4) Copy & Add the File Link to Your Message on Onlinejobs.ph
Lastly, you just need to copy the link from your Google Drive. Right-click on the file or folder you want to share to bring up a list of options.
It will open a pop-up window. At the bottom-left corner, click on the ‘Copy Link’ button.
You can now paste this link to your message on Onlinejobs.ph as you can see with the example below.
That’s all you need to do to upload a resume, portfolio, or any other file on Onlinejobs.ph by using a cloud storage service.
If you need tips on writing an appealing message that will help you land a job on OLJ, please see the article “How to Get Hired on Onlinejobs.ph: Ultimate 7-Step Guide”.
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Are There Any Alternative Methods of Sending a Resume on Onlinejobs.ph?
Yes, there are a few other ways of sending a file on Onlinejobs.ph.
The first alternative is to send a link to your own personal website. The best thing about having your own professional website is that you can showcase your experience and portfolio in a way that stands out from the crowd. This is a great option for graphic designers, video editors, and other professions where their sample work can speak volumes.
Another alternative is to use a file transfer service such as TransferNow or WeTransfer. However, you need to know the email of the person you are sending it to before you can use those services.