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.