Friday, September 5, 2008

Emurse Resume Creation

Emurse is a new tool for creating a web-based resume. It's a really good way to have a document with all of your qualifications and achievements listed in a single place. In most resumes submitted to employers, they're usually no more than a page and sometimes information is cut due to space.

Setting up your account

Sign up is easy. Just follow the instructions and create an account. When you're finished entering the basic information, you have the option of creating your own website link to display the resume you make at Emurse. This is a really good idea.

There is a also free option, and 2 other for-pay options. I did the free option obviously. The 2 pay options allow you to create multiple resumes and offer other bonuses.

Start making the resume

After you've signed up, you can begin entering all of your information. There are 5 main categories:
  1. Personal Information
  2. Objective
  3. Skills
  4. Education
  5. Work Experience
I chose to add a couple sections including References, and Course Work, however you can also add the following:
  1. Awards & Honors
  2. Certifications
  3. Clubs & Organizations
  4. Community Involvement
  5. Field Work
  6. Interests
  7. Keywords
  8. Publications
  9. Research
  10. Summary
  11. Training
You can change the ordering and rename the sections if you want. You can also create new sections if you have anything not already addressed by the categories provided.

After you've finished, you can name your resume, modify the look of it using a few custom templates (there are more but they cost money), and print it if you want. This service is similar to what I initially used to create the resume I use now. It was a computer program offered by the University of Arizona that I mentioned in an earlier post.

More to come

There are many more options to this service which I haven't gotten around to exploring yet. I'll post on them as I find out more information.

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