10 Steps to a Better Resume

Electronic Resumes-Keep it updated for your job search

The internet is an important tool in assisting individuals in their job search. It is always a good idea to have printed copies of your resume on hand, but it is increasingly important to have an "electronic resume" updated and at you fingertips. This allows you to forward your resume for networking and job application purposes quickly and easily. You can also load your electronic resume onto job search databases and social networking sites that will give your resume increased visibility and exposure.

The first level of pre-screening of resumes via the internet is done on a keyword basis. You will increase the chances of your resume being searched and reviewed by potential employers if you incorporate key words and phrases that describe core skills required for the type of job you are looking for. Also, be sure to keep your resume updated and consistent across all of the sites you decide to use.