CANVAS THE WORLD WITH A CLICK OF YOUR MOUSE
Technology has not only changed the way we do business -- it has also dramatically changed the way we hunt for jobs.
Since much job-hunting these days is done by means of the computer, it only makes sense that job-seekers would want to post and transmit their resumes online. It can be time-efficient, convenient, and cheap, making it a job-hunter's dream. Yet, as you might expect, there are certain dos and don'ts associated with online resumes.
E-MAIL CV WHEN YOU CAN
E-mailing a resume is a way to get your resume immediately to a human resources manager or a corporate executive's assistant. No matter what field a hiring manager is in, chances are he or she spends a fair amount of time on the computer. So, when a resume pops up in the inbox, it may get immediate attention, it's to your advantage to have your resume appear instantaneously on a manager's computer screen.
MAKE YOUR RESUME COMPUTER FRIENDLY
The last thing you want to do is to produce a resume that is difficult to read on a computer screen. Keep your type flush left so that the copy is a cinch to read. Make sure there is sufficient space between lines so that the resume will appear attractive in cyberspace. Remember, when you submit a resume online, it doesn't really matter how that resume would appear on a printed page -- what matters is how it will read in a computer window.
CONSIDER POSTING YOUR CVs ON JOB SITE
While it is true that a recruiter may never e-mail you about the resume that you've posted on a national job search site, there is always the possibility that a manager may see your resume and will contact you as a result. In addition, once you have your resume securely in a job database, it can be simple to submit it electronically to employers who post jobs on the site. As a result, you might find that you'll be saving yourself a great deal of time by positioning your resume in cyberspace.