Resumes

SUMMARY
I will investigate what organizations are looking for in cover letters and resumes. I will also investigate the differences between a hard-copy resume and a resume from the Internet.   In today‚Äôs time hard copy resumes are going out because of the time and money it takes to research and file them all. I would recommend doing research on a company and uploading your hard copy resume to the computer. In conclusion, the reason I would copy the resume to the computer is because electronic resumes are more effective than the hard copy of old.
INTRODUCTION
The reason for this report is since the majority of resumes are processed electronically (via OCR scanning or direct database input), we must re-examine how we write and design resumes. We have a different audience now and the rules have changed. We will investigate the electronic resume and the traditional hard copy resume. We will also investigate how to make an electronic resume and how effective they have become with the changing of times. This report will explain the difference between hard copy and electronic resumes and the down falls of each resume.
DISCUSSION
E-mail has not only revolutionized communication, but has become the cornerstone of electronic job searching. E-mail resumes are basically plain text (ASCII) documents without the formatting enhancements. Appearance doesn't matter, though, as the primary beauty of ASCII-formatted resumes is that any employer can read them, no matter what kind of computer system they have.

Electronic resumes are becoming the way of the future with the changing of the times. About 80 percent of employers use the web and computers to find their candidates (Kendal, 1994). You have to show you are qualified and stand out above the rest. Picture this: Instead of circling ads in the Sunday paper, you turn your computer on, log in to an Internet job bank and type in the appropriate keywords. Within seconds, your computer screen displays a list of job leads,...