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
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.
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.
Career and Employment Services
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