Instructions for posting your résumé on
your Brief Summary and Résumé for CCJobNet.com
posting your résumé to CCJobNet.com, Career Services
advises creating your résumé and brief summary in
a word processing program like Word.
not suggest creating the résumé and brief summary
directly in CCJobNet.com because CCJobNet.com does not have a spelling
or grammar checker. Having spelling and grammar mistakes on your
résumé will severely damage your chances of being
asked to interview.
For tips on
creating an effective résumé, pick up a copy of the
Résumé Workbook in Career Services.
summary that highlights your qualifications" that is asked
for in CCJobNet.com is different than the summary of qualifications
that is talked about in the Career Services' Résumé
Workbook. The brief summary in CCJobNet.com is the text that employers
view in order to decide whether or not to view the entire résumé.
Therefore, the brief summary needs to contain the information that
will entice the employer to look at your résumé. Remember
the following when writing your brief summary: keep it simple, direct
and targeted for the position or industry you are pursuing. No
more than 3 sentences!
It is important
to recognize that electronic résumés are very different
from paper résumés. You can't use any special formatting
features like bold, italics, underlining, etc. in an electronic
résumé. You can use tabs and spacing to format. Also,
electronic résumés need to be saved as plain text,
also called ASCII or DOS text.
are some easy steps to follow in order to save a document as plain
to Post to CCJobNet.com
- First type
your résumé into your word processing program.
- When you
are finished, open the "File" menu in your word processing
- Click on
"Save As." When you choose the Save As option, you should
be able to choose from a variety of formats. If you are using
Microsoft Word, use the drop down menu in "Save as type:"
to select "Text Only (*.txt)." In WordPerfect, choose
"DOS text," which is plain text.
- Give the
document a name in "File name."
- Save to a
diskette by selecting "3 ½ Floppy (A:)" in "Save
- Click on
- Open the
"File" menu in your word processing program, click on
- After you
save your résumé in plain text, make sure to re-open
the file to verify that it looks good.
- Leave the
word processing file open.
to get connected
- Logon to
- You will
find a navigation bar running across the top, click on Post Résumé.
1.) asks you to pick up to five occupational areas you are interested
in. You must select at least one occupational area. To select
more than one occupational area hold down 'Ctrl' or 'Command'
& click for multiple selections.
2.) requests that you enter a brief summary that highlights your
qualifications. Copy your brief summary from the document you
created in a word processing program and paste it into the box
3.) asks you to paste your résumé. Copy and paste
your résumé into the space provided.
4.) asks if you want to be notified by email 7 days before your
resume will expire, check the box. Résumés stay
in CCJobNet.com for 60 days.
5.) asks you to click on "Submit" to preview how your
résumé will look to employers. Or, click on "Clear"
to clear the form and start over.
- What will
appear on the screen is how prospective employers will see your
résumé information. If you would like to edit your
résumé, click the "Edit Resume" button.
After you edit your résumé and are ready to save
it, click the "Save Resume" button.
- When you
click the "Save Résumé" button, a messages
stating, "Your résumé has been updated successfully"
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