are a number of ways that you can 'deliver' your resume
to a prospective employer. The first is by post. It
will get there. There is a small cost involved. And
it could take up to a week for it to get to its destination.
The job that you are applying for could be taken by
there is fax. I've tried this one. Never again. It
took me three tries to get it to send all of the pages
in one transmission. The darn fax machine tried to
eat my resume. The phone calls were 'long distance'
and rather expensive. The resume got there....I think.
I didn't get the job. It could have been the pile
of wasted paper at the receiving end of the fax.
could send it by Courier. Its rather expensive. Its
fairly fast, but could take overnight or longer to
get there. This is usually the 'emergence method'
when you need to get it there quickly.
finally, there is 'Online'. Its just too easy. No
posting, no faxing, no calling couriers, no stress.
Its just there, available to potential employers 24
hours a day. You can let people know how to access
it, in person, over the phone, in a letter or application,
by e-mail, on your business card. They can view your
resume online. They can download it to view it offline
later. They can print it out. 'You' don't have to
keep printing it out. It saves you ink, paper, time,
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standard resume style that worked so well in the paper
and pen world just isn't good enough for today's web-based
job market. You have to think of new ways to write
and present your resume.
seeking applicants are relying more on computers to
sort, categorize, and narrow their search. In order
to capitalize on these changes, rework and write your
old resume to reflect the expectations of this technology.
let's consider just how an employer will find you among
the field of qualified applicants.
USE KEYWORDS TO GET NOTICED
an employer is searching a database, they'll most likely
use keywords to narrow down the field. Keywords are
primarily nouns, not verbs. Computers that scan resumes
into a database use these keywords for sorting and categorizing.
instance, let's say that one of your accomplishments
is "implemented inventory tracking and improved
loss control procedures." By thinking in terms
of keywords, nouns and noun phrases can extend your
resume's life in a database and bring more hits from
a search. Examples of keywords might be Inventory Management,
Systems Analyst, or Total Quality Management.
DESIGNING YOUR RESUME
online resume should have the following characteristics:
Use standard fonts such as Helvetica, Times, or Courier.
Keep font size between 10 to 14 point (avoid 10 point
times). Keep 1/4" between lines and do not condense
Do not use underlines, italics, colors, or other text
enhancing styles (exception is bolding/capitalization
as noted in #3).
Bold or capitalize section headings.
Use a single column format. Do not use borders, lines,
indents, or centering.
Place your name at the top of the page on its own line.
Place your address below your name in standard 3 line
format. List phone numbers individually on their own
Save and Submit your online resume using ASCII text.
SAMPLE OUTLINE FOR WRITING YOUR ONLINE RESUME
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Address Line 3
Most recent employment here.
MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT!
is nothing I hate more than wading through a resume
searching for a person's familiarity with specific programs
I can't get through to the meat of the resume in under
10 seconds, my eyes glaze over and I automatically go
on to the next resume. So make it easy for an employer
to see that you've got experience with Excel, LAN, C++,
or whatever your skills may be.
innovative way to do this is by placing your keywords
in a SKILLS or AREAS OF EXPERTISE section at the top
of the page. Who says your resume has follow the same
cloned format everyone else uses? Why not? It's a new
it as accessable as you want
resume can be 'downloadable' and any pages of your online
resume can be 'password protected'. If you wish, only
the people that you have given the password can access
and download your resume.
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