If you're thinking about writing
an Electronic Resume
review these suggestions:
Information about Job Banks
Describe your job skills in terms of key words that
can be scanned, sorted, and retrieved by computer. Information technology
companies use a machine to, sort and store resumes in data banks and rank
Place a paragraph containing key words at the top
of the page.
Capture attention by writing an objective, summary
of skills and accomplishments at the beginning of the resume.
Emphasize your technical skills.
Skip underlining, bold type or italics since they
will not display.
Choose plain typeface preferably 10 or 12 point.
Place text flush against the left side of the screen.
There are lots of places to display your resume on
Some job banks: are free yet others charge a small
fee of about $20 to post your resume for six months.
Some job banks will allow you to upload your resume;
yet still others require that you fill out their form. You may be assigned
an logon and password to get back into the job bank.
Don't limit yourself to one page. Make the pages scanable.
Don't focus on a chronology of jobs held.
Visit the following sites
Send your resume to an e-mail address or an news
Respond to an ad by fax with numbers or addresses
provided on the Internet.
Post your resume in a database. (You can find a list
of job banks by searching Yahoo or Lycos )
Create a Web page of your own to display your resume.
Shawn's Internet| Resume Center - Lists resumes
by profession and charges a fee to post.
Employment Resources on the Net - Directory which
lists links to Usenet Groups and Web sites for job seekers.
Career Mosaic - Upload resume in ascii text to
database. Offers job listings.
E-Span- classified advertising site that has thousands
of job openings. Cross posts job ads to other databases.
Headhunters International- Posts curriculum vitae
of academic and other researchers seeking employment.
IntelliMatches - Matches employers and job seekers
through on-line database. Converts resume from experience to summary of
skills for net.
Information appeared in New York Times, Careers
by Sabra Chartrand, 1/7/96