Re: Resumes and HR scanning

Subject: Re: Resumes and HR scanning
From: Nick Marino <rhetonic -at- GTE -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 18:46:04 -0600

Hello Robert:

I write re'sume's professionally and my advice to you is to be sure to use some
sort of reliable
sans serif font, such as Arial, Futura, Gill Sans, Swiss, or Univers. Either
10pt or 12pt leading
(space above and below type) is best. Use lots of white space. Avoid unusual
markings and the
use of attributes such as bold, italic, or sub/superscript. They do not fax
well, one use of
scanable re'sume's, and they often cause problems with many OCR software apps.
Be sure to use
"key" nounal words related to your field in your re'sume', words that are
easily categorized.
This is because your re'sume', after scanning, will be referenced in some sort
of HR database.

Avoid using web sites such as the one you mentioned below. They are more often
than not black
holes that deliver your re'sume' information (they chop up re'sume's into what
they feel are
meaningful pieces of information) to amateurs, HR clerks, or office assistants
who follow some
company operating procedure for sorting out re'sume's.

Networking is still the most effective method of job searching and delivering
your re'sume' to
someone who will actually read it.

Your re'sume' is your personal marketing document of which you must always
maintain complete and
total control.

Nick Marino

Robert E. Garland wrote:

> I'm on the market again, and this time the world seems to want scannable
> resumes.
> I have a resume that has served me well. The layout was created during
> outplacement seminars attended a few years ago. Unfortunately, this
> resume seems to break many of the rules for scannable resumes.
> What are the best ways to lay out a scannable resume?
> In a related issue, several companies have web sites where they want you
> to cut and paste your resume. After I cut and paste, the resume looks
> quite bad. Can those of you who are on the receiving end of "cut and
> paste" resumes submitted through the company website provide some
> information on how things look when they finally get to the hiring
> manager?
> --
> Robert Garland Amateur Radio Station NX3S
> Hilltown Township Bucks County Grid FN20ii
> Pennsylvania USA robert -at- jtan -dot- com
> From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==

begin:          vcard
fn:             Nick Marino
n:              Marino;Nick
org:            Freelance Word Works
adr;dom:        ;;;Bishop;Texas;;
email;internet: rhetonic -at- gte -dot- net
title:          Owner
tel;work:       512.584.2912
tel;fax:        512.584.3121
x-mozilla-cpt:  ;0
x-mozilla-html: TRUE
version:        2.1
end:            vcard

Previous by Author: Re: Word and PowerPoint, linking ( OLE , FIELD CODES , LINK )
Next by Author: Re: Resumes and HR scanning
Previous by Thread: Re: Resumes and HR scanning
Next by Thread: Re: Resumes and HR scanning

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads