E-Resume is a Vital Tool

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The e-resume, short for electronic resume, is a vital tool for today’s job-seeker. But what exactly is an electronic resume? Even among career experts, opinions vary about what is or is not an electronic resume. It’s a broadly used term that covers several types of resumes. What ties these resume types together is mode of delivery. Rather than traditional modes of resume delivery — snailmail, faxing, and hand-delivery — e-resumes are delivered electronically — via e-mail, submitted to Internet job boards, or residing on their own Web page. Then there are sort of middle-tech cousins of e-resumes, scannable resumes — used less and less frequently these days — that are in print format but are ready to become electronic resumes through optical scanning. To learn more about the many forms of e-resumes, see our article, Your E-resume’s File Format Aligns with its Delivery Method.

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