Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUILDING MY RESUME AND PASTING MY RESUME?
A: BUILD RESUME – This method allows you to create your resume one paragraph at a time by choosing a header title from our handy drop down menu and then adding information for that title in the text field below. It is the best method for anyone who doesn't already have a resume. Once you have finished, you will have a chronological resume ready to send to potential employers.
A: PASTE RESUME – This method works great if you already have a resume that you have created using a word processing program. This method allows you to copy your resume from your word processing program and just paste it into a large text field. It is possible that not all the formatting will transfer over when you paste your resume.
Q: WHY DO I HAVE TO PUT CONTACT INFORMATION IN MY RESUME?
A: In order for potential employers to contact you for a possible job, you need to have at least one contact method displayed in your resume. We recommend you at least have an email address as most of our employers prefer to contact people by this method.
Q: WHAT IS THE RESUME FIELD TOOLBOX?
A: The toolbox at the top of each resume field allows you to change the look or format of any text that you select in a field. Holding the cursor over each tool for a second or two will pop up a title that says what the tool is.
Q: HOW DO RESUME FIELDS WORK?
A: These fields have a drop down title you can choose and a larger text field below that goes with each title. If you leave the text field blank, the title and that field will not appear on your resume. If you want a different title for the field then the ones in the drop down box, you can always change it after you have created the resume. To do that, go to the Manage My Account page and just click the edit link next to the resume you wish to edit.
Q: CAN I FORMAT MY RESUME?
A: For building or pasting resumes, we recommend that you try to create the resume in a basic form and finish it. Then edit it further, once it is saved into your Manage My Account page. Please note that some formatting, fonts and background colors or effects will not transfer over when you paste a resume from another word processing program. Your online resume is really only meant to be a simple text file that allows recruiters to view your skills and experience.
Q: WHO CAN SEE MY RESUME?
A: You can control who can see your resume. You can block anyone from viewing your resume or you can allow any of our recruiters to view your resume. From your Manage My account page, you can set your resume to only be viewable to Job Recruiters that you specifically send your resume to. The normal default setting allows only Job Recruiters with valid accounts to have access to view your resume.
Q: I'M STILL HAVING TROUBLE - HOW DO I GET ADDITIONAL HELP?
A: Click here to send us an e-mail describing your problem. Our technical support staff will get back to you as soon as they can with either helpful advice or additional questions to try and troubleshoot your problem.