Almost all of us at least once in our lives have to face the problem of composing a resume and presenting it to potential employers. Sydock DP helps you optimize the process, making it as simple and convenient as possible. It will relieve you of all the worries about the resume appearance and format, giving you freedom to concentrate on its contents.
- Create a new document based on the "Resume" template (this is something you have done before in MS Word, isn't it?). So, on the menu File--> New, select "Example" from the list of categories, and "Resume" from the list of available templates.
- Choose the Resume appearance by selecting "Professional" or " Elegant" at the bottom of the window. Later you will learn to create your own templates.
- Now we can proceed to filling our resume with contents.
- The right part of the window shows a list of standard resume elements. The default template elements are Objective and Experience. You can add Education and Interests by double-clicking the words on the right-side panel.
- Move the cursor into the Experience field. The right-side panel will display a list of elements, available for the field (in this particular case - only "place-work"). Double-click the element and add as many places of work as you need in your resume. Keeping the order, type all the necessary information about each place of work in the appropriate fields (employment period, company's name, company's location, your position there, the description of your functions)
- Complete the rest of the resume elements in the same way
- First the file should be saved for further use and then converted into the necessary format.
- Let's assume that you wish to publish your resume in a site. To do so, you need to save it in the HTML format using the menu File-->Publish -->Save as HTML. Now the file is entirely ready, all you have to do is upload it to the server.
- The potential employer will, most probably, prefer to receive your resume in the text format. The procedure of creating a text document is similar to the one described above, only you must select "Save as plain text" from the list of formats.
- If you are involved in a serious job search, you'll have to send your resume to an employment agency - this is where XML will show its worth, you won't even have to convert your file. Formerly, resumes used to be faxed, or e-mailed, and then a specially trained operator entered all the data into the agency's database manually. In modern top-class agencies this process is completely automatic: when a secretary or a manager receives your resume in the XML format, he imports it into the company's database with a single click.
So, you have typed the information only once and the result of this work is three versions of your document in different formats. At the same time, you didn't have to fiddle with HTML or XML codes. Time saving is obvious. Try it out - and see for yourself.