Introduction & Objectives
This tutorial provides basic instruction on how to create an online resume
and tailoring your personal information for the world of electronic communication.
This is not a "how-to-write-a-resume" handout. For more information
on developing an effective resume, see Resources for Resume & Cover Letter Assistance from the Career Services Center.
This tutorial assumes that you:
1. have a current MS Word version of your resume
2. know HTML document structure and basic tags
3. have created a 'public_html' directory in your School of Information
4. know how to transfer files to and from your School of Information server
Create PDF, text-only and HTML versions of your resume
Link HTML resume to MS Word, PDF and text-only versions
Upload MS Word, PDF, text-only and HTML resumes to your School of Information server
Link your resume to the School of Information Career Center Web page
Review privacy and safety issues in Web publishing
Though the content of your resume remains the same whether you send it
by post, e-mail, fax, or put it on the WWW, you will need to put your
resume into several distinct formats. This tutorial will walk you step-by-step
through the process of converting your MS Word resume into PDF, text-only
and HTML versions.
MS Word format - a text file that can be viewed using Microsoft
PDF - Portable Document Format - a downloadable file that is viewed
using Adobe Acrobat Reader
Text-only or Simple Text - a "scannable" document used
when applying for jobs by e-mail or submitting your resume via a form
on the Web
HTML - a resume that is formatted for the WWW. It can be hyperlinked
to companies where you've worked, websites you've designed or contain
email links to your references.
Why so many versions?
You never know what the employer's preference might be. Having multiple
versions of your resume on the Web insures that the version your potential
employer prefers will be available.
Before you begin, have a look at the final product of this tutorial -
an HTML Resume with links to MS Word, text-only
and PDF formatted resumes.