This generally refers to a resume that is sent to an employer
via the Internet or email. Some company homepages will
include a form that you can complete on-line and submit. Some
websites geared toward job search assistance also include this type
of resume service. Many students also create personal
homepages including a link to their resume. Before you post
your resume, you should consider that you will not have any control
over who will see your resume, including your present
employer. Investigate any on-line employment services that
may want to charge you a fee and verify their success before you
join. Some tips for creating e-Resumes:
- Save your resume as a text file in a word processing program
and send as an attachment along with a professional email stating
your purpose for forwarding your resume. If possible, follow
up with a phone call or an additional email requesting confirmation
of receival. If the recruiter is not able to open an
attachment for fear of a virus, copy and paste the resume text into
the body of an email when you apply for a job.
- Limit each line in your resume to 72 characters. Most
e-mail programs wrap around after 72 characters. Avoiding the
73rd character will make your resume much easier and enjoyable to
- Showcase your strong points first.
- Don't forget to use spell check. Using technology as an
aid doesn't mean you can forget old-fashioned proofreading!
- Include a cover letter. Many applicants submitting
resumes via Internet eliminate this step. Recruiters want to
see how you write, and also want to see how you market yourself for
a particular position.
- Backup all of your work on a disk and on your hard drive.