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Creating a resume in Microsoft Word 2003 using the template feature
- On the File menu, click New.
- In the New Document task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), under Templates, click on my computer.
- Click the Other Documents tab.
- Double-click Resume Wizard.
- Follow the steps in the wizard.
How to create a resume through Career Transitions
- Go to Career Transitions and log in to your account. If you do not have an account, then create one by clicking here.
- Click on “Job Search & Workplace Skills” on the left menu.
- Click on “Job Search, Resumes, and Interviewing” in the center of the page to expand the menu.
- Click on “Creating Great Resumes and Cover Letters” to see the different course offerings.
- Add the “Career Course: Creating a Great Resume” course to your center to begin creating your resume.
Tips for Applying for jobs on the Internet
- Many online applications require you to have an email account in order to register on their application website.
- If you do not have an email address, you can create one. Here are some suggested places to create a web-based email account: Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail
- When using an email address in your application or resume, make sure you use a professional sounding email address. Nobody wants to hire someone with the email address “[email protected]”
- If applying for a job with a corporation, look for an employment or careers link at the bottom of the page
- Some online applications require you to register on their website when creating your resume to send to them.
- When submitting information online, always double-check your spelling before you click submit! If you aren’t sure about your spelling, you can copy and paste your text into Word, run spell check, then copy and paste the corrected version back into your application.
- Many online applications are timed. If you take too long filling out an application, you may have to start over. Come prepared with your personal information and work history so that you will be ready to fill in information quickly to avoid this stress.