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How to prepare a resume for the internet

Writing your E-mail resume is simply a different format then your hard-copy resume and is prepared the same way as your scannable resume. In fact follow the same guidelines and examples for the Scannable Resume or refer to the Riley Guide > On-line Job Application: Preparing Your Resume for the Internet. You must remember to save the resume as plain text, or in other words in (ASCII) format.

Rich text format is not advised. For step-by-step instructions on ASCII format see About.com.

When you are ready to submit your resume, use an on-line employer service, as opposed to posting yours on the web. Be careful that you place in the "SUBJECT" line to forward the E-mail, as this is the "TITLE" that employers will notice first. Do not send out multiple styles of your resume to different employer database servers, as this will cause confusion.To protect your privacy, consider only using your e-mail address. For more information about free employer data base servers refer to the Riley Guide > On-Line Resume Databases.

For additional assistance, contact the Career and Employment Services at Lansing Community College at (517) 483-1172 or stop by the Gannon Building (GB), Room 218.

Confidential resume posting job boards - free

America's Job Bank

Michigan Works

Career Magazine

Headhunter

Black Collegian On-Line

Recruiter's On-line Network

Saludos Website

Best Jobs

Monster Board

Career Mosaic

E-mail agents

These sites search their data bases daily for jobs with the job title you have specified. As an example you might want a job as an "accountant" and you specify "accountant" as your job title. The e-mail agent will notify you when an "accountant job" becomes available, via e-mail. You might find these services save you time and keep you abreast of the latest job openings immediately.

America's Job Bank

HotJobs

Yahoo Career

Career Builder

Monster Jobs

Headhunter.net

NationJob Network

Preparing a multi-media resume

If you want a multi-media resume then you will be building a HTML resume, or even a 2-D graphical interactive presentation, or portfolio of information. Be careful when linking employers to related websites that you don't disqualify yourself with a photo and you don't sidetrack employers. Linking them to your e-mail address is wise but generally stay with only one or two links. Of course if you are sending out applications internationally you will want to translate copies of your resume in other languages.

Center for Employment Services at Lansing Community College

Career and Employment Services
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1172
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