How to get your resume discovered on the Web

joeldgreat By joeldgreat, 17th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Employers search the databases by specifying the knowledge, skills, and experience they seek in a candidate.When you send your resume by e-mail, always use the Internet version of that document and follow this three-step process:

Introduction

Many of the employment-related sites on the Internet maintain databases where you can store your resume for viewing by employers. Although all sites are different, most hold a resume in their databases for 3–12 months, and often permit you to update your employment information at any time during that period. Storing your resume in an online database is an effective way to put your credentials into circulation. Employers all over the world have access to the document 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While you’re at work or on vacation, your resume is promoting your qualifications to employers who are trying to fill vacant positions. And best of all, you rarely encounter a fee for this service. Employers, on the other hand, pay either to enter and search the database, or to obtain a candidate’s contact information after a person’s resume is identified as a match with their requirements for a specific job. Some of these databases contain fewer than 50 resumes, while the larger sites can hold thousands of documents.

What Employers Want

Employers search the databases by specifying the knowledge, skills, and experience they seek in a candidate. These search criteria are called keywords. The computer reads through every resume in its database and identifies those with terms that match the keywords. The employer can then review each resume and select specific individuals to contact for further evaluation.

When including your resume in an online application form, follow the directions the employer provides and carefully proofread the final document before submitting it.

The Three Steps Process

When you send your resume by e-mail, always use the Internet version of that document and follow this three-step process:

1. Address your message exactly as directed in the posting. Identify the position in the subject line, using either its designated requisition number or the position title the employer uses in the posting.

2. Cut and paste your resume into the body of the e-mail message, using the appropriate functions on your computer’s toolbar. It’s best not to send your resume as an attachment. Most human resources departments do not open attachments because they are the principal way computer viruses are spread over the Internet. Hence, HR staffs normally delete messages with attachments without notifying the sender.

3. Proofread your message. It’s actually best to perform two checks before you send your message. First, use the spell-check function on your computer to check for spelling and typographical errors. In the second check, carefully read over the entire document to make sure that nothing was lost or misplaced during the process of embedding the document into the e-mail message. After you complete this process, click the Send button on your e-mail program and launch your resume.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Mar 2012 (#)

This is an important share, especially for people still active in mainstream employment.

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