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Electronic Resumes

5 years ago, no one thought to submit resumes online--there was no "online" to use! Today the Internet is one of the fastest ways to get your information to an employer, but to do so you'll need an electronic resume. There are 2 types of electronic resumes: e-mail resumes and scannable resumes.

An e-mail resume is one that will be sent via e-mail to your contact. It must be written in plain text without formatting. Bold, italics, underlining, and bullet points don't translate well in most e-mail programs. For emphasis, use ALL CAPS for headings, asterisks (*) or hyphens (-) for lists, and left margins with hard returns rather than tabs.

A scannable resume is formatted for easy scanning into a computer for storage in a searchable database. To facilitate scanning, avoid bold, italics, bullets, or underlining, and use a common font like Courier or Times New Roman.

If your resume will be scanned into a database, the language you choose is important. Nouns are more likely than verbs to be detected during a key word search.

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