traditional printed resume must be supplemented now with a 21st
century version that is compatible with e-mail and with Internet
and database search technologies.
the content of your resume - small
but very important changes
resume - protect your privacy, your identity, and your job (current, if any, and future). Don't skip this step!
- "Resume SEO" (search engine optimization for your resume) - finding the right keywords for your resume.
in your resume - using keywords appropriately on your resume - tips to increase the probability that your resume will be included in the search results when employers search through resume databases, like those used in big-company applicant tracking systems and most web job sites.
the format of your resume - a couple of short cuts for emergencies plus:
your ASCII text resume - now that you have an Internet Resume,
a resume - usually the fastest way to respond and generally
preferred by recruiters and employers, but not as easy
to do well as you might think...
Your E-Mail Out of the Spam Filters
- a complication for the resume e-mail process.
your resume into Web job site resume and profile forms makes
things move more quickly and, hopefully, minimizes the extra
spelling and gramatical errors that can happen when you are
typing text directly into a resume/profile form.
still need your traditional printed resume:
- when you
have developed a relationship with a specific potential employer
or a trusted recruiter who has requested your complete
- when you
respond to an employer's ad or an off-line opportunity through
the USPS (or "snail mail") system.
It's a good
idea to include a plain, scannable version of your resume with your
printed resume when you are responding via regular mail. Then, if
you are the "right" candidate for the opportunity, you
resume may be scanned, particularly by companies with more than
500 employees that may have an internal applicant tracking system.
protecting your privacy for information
on evaluating Web site privacy policies, and other issues related
to your personal privacy. See Choosing
a Job Site for help picking web job sites.]
About the author...
Online job search expert SusanP. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. Susan is a two-time layoff "graduate" who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, her company, NETability, Inc. purchased Job-Hunt.org, and Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt since then. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+.