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How is the format of an e-resume different from the format of a traditional resume?

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November 13, 2007 3:48PM

Simply put, the formatting is removed because it's unimportant. Most electronic resumes don't get viewed by human eyes and are simply there to perform computer searches. So keywords and criteria can be punched into the computer to quickly sift through resumes to find qualified candidates. You need to make the electronic resume more computer friendly. Use key words that the employer would likely search for there are many adverbs that would help. The employer will place a number of 'qualities' that they desire to fill the position. Really just cheesing up search words. There could be a section on the bottom of the electronic version that states "Key Words: PROMPT, FRIENDLY, COMPUTER LITERATE, EXPERIENCED..."