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How to Create an Electronic Resume

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How to create a resume you can submit online to employers.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: One Hour

Here's How:

  1. Start with a plain, simple resume you can edit into the various formats you'll need
  2. Eliminate phrases that are not essential
  3. Prepare keywords (nouns and phrases that highlight technical and professional skills)that reflect your expertise and experience
  4. Omit personal pronouns and articles
  5. Use a simple font like Courier or Times New Roman
  6. Avoid columns and tabs and other spacing adjustments
  7. Also avoid bold, italics, script, graphics, borders and underlining
  8. Use asterisks rather than bullets, they will scan better

Tips:

  1. Email your resume to yourself to test how it looks
  2. Simplicity can be most effective
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