A scannable resume and an internet resume are similar; they are used by hiring authorities to create an electronic database. Make sure you write your document to catch the attention of a search engine, not for the human eye. This is difficult for most job seekers to do, and is one reason so many people hire a Certified Professional Resume Writing Service.
A search engine doesn't care that you spearheaded a campaign or that you were instrumental on some project. However, it does care that the resume of a person applying for a financial executive position includes P & L reporting, CPA, and financial analysis, industry buzzwords that are picked up by internet search engines.
The length of an electronic resume is rather irrelevant; the computer doesn't care if it is three or four pages long. Don't number pages or include line breaks.
Here are some online resume tips:
Print your scannable resume with a high-resolution printer, and use high-quality white paper only. Laser printers and high-quality ink jet printers will print a high-quality resume. If you don't have one, take your disk to a local print shop and have your resume printed there.
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Candace Davies ACCC, CRW, CIC, CPRW, CEIP, CECC
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