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Saving to HTML format


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Creating an Effective Resume

with Mariann Siegert

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You can save your resume from Word to HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, to use when uploading your resume to a web page or blog. Also, search engines such as Google and Yahoo! will be able to index it more easily. If this is a case, remember to make your resume keyword-rich by sprinkling keywords throughout to be sure that you'll be found by the employer's or the recruiter's search engines. To make your resume web-ready, save your Word document as an HTML file. As with saving to other formats, saving as an HTML file is very easy to do.
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  1. 3m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
    2. Using the exercise files
      54s
    3. Filling out the career management worksheet
      1m 34s
  2. 29m 13s
    1. Creating a marketing campaign
      2m 50s
    2. Discovering your dream job
      3m 39s
    3. Understanding the importance of keywords
      2m 14s
    4. Finding essential keywords
      6m 34s
    5. Incorporating action verbs
      4m 51s
    6. Getting results using PAR statements
      4m 40s
    7. Researching the employer
      4m 25s
  3. 37m 2s
    1. Targeting your resume
      7m 16s
    2. Sidestepping blunders and the "10-Second Screen-Out"
      5m 44s
    3. Deciding on resume length
      6m 29s
    4. Keeping your resume concise
      5m 23s
    5. Refreshing your resume
      4m 52s
    6. Critiquing your resume
      3m 31s
    7. Avoiding identity theft
      3m 47s
  4. 21m 14s
    1. Entering the workforce
      7m 48s
    2. Filling in employment gaps
      5m 21s
    3. Dealing with long-term employment
      3m 9s
    4. Switching career paths
      4m 56s
  5. 12m 38s
    1. Understanding resume jargon
      1m 27s
    2. Reverse chronological
      2m 25s
    3. Functional
      6m 11s
    4. Combined chrono-functional
      2m 35s
  6. 7m 1s
    1. Understanding the curriculum vitae (CV)
      3m 29s
    2. Working with online resumes and portfolios
      3m 32s
  7. 41m 23s
    1. Formatting fundamentals for your resume
      6m 39s
    2. Including (or not including) an objective
      4m 10s
    3. Creating a headline
      5m 1s
    4. Writing a qualifications summary
      4m 47s
    5. Showcasing achievements vs. listing job duties
      5m 31s
    6. Including technical information
      5m 22s
    7. Putting your education to work
      4m 41s
    8. Including awards, honors, and other information
      5m 12s
  8. 19m 1s
    1. Knowing which file format is best
      2m 10s
    2. Saving to earlier versions of Word
      2m 48s
    3. Saving as a PDF
      5m 27s
    4. Creating a RTF version
      3m 54s
    5. Saving to HTML format
      4m 42s
  9. 15m 9s
    1. Evaluating online resume banks
      5m 32s
    2. Writing effective names for resume banks
      3m 43s
    3. Double-checking formatting after uploading
      2m 45s
    4. Becoming too visible
      3m 9s
  10. 21m 45s
    1. Creating a cover letter
      7m 47s
    2. Compiling your references
      4m 35s
    3. Writing thank-you notes
      5m 38s
    4. Printing, copying, and the importance of paper
      3m 45s
  11. 52s
    1. Goodbye
      52s

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Creating an Effective Resume
3h 29m Appropriate for all Apr 22, 2011

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In Creating an Effective Resume, author Mariann Siegert provides step-by-step guidance on creating resumes that highlight accomplishments and specifically target a potential employer's needs. The course covers how to build a resume that encompasses action statements, keywords, styling, and effective content, while addressing common stumbling blocks such as handling employment gaps and career changes. Framing the resume as a vital component of a personalized marketing campaign, Mariann shows how to conduct employer research and utilize keyword optimization techniques to increase a resume's potential of being found by employers and recruiters on resume banks and job sites. Also included are tips on writing cover letters and thank-you notes. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Determining the appropriate resume length
  • Choosing the best layout
  • Identifying and incorporating essential keywords
  • Tips from recruiters
  • Showcasing achievements and job duties using P.A.R. statements
  • Evaluating resume banks
  • Saving to different file formats
  • Compiling references, cover letters, and thank-you notes
Subjects:
Business Business Skills Career Development
Author:
Mariann Siegert

Saving to HTML format

You can save your resume from Word to HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, to use when uploading your resume to a web page or blog. Also, search engines such as Google and Yahoo! will be able to index it more easily. If this is a case, remember to make your resume keyword-rich by sprinkling keywords throughout to be sure that you'll be found by the employer's or the recruiter's search engines. To make your resume web-ready, save your Word document as an HTML file. As with saving to other formats, saving as an HTML file is very easy to do.

All that you have to do is go up to File > Save As, browse to your folder--mine happens to be on the Desktop. My Resume folder is right here, and I'm going to give it a name. The name of my document, following my naming convention so far, is going to be Mariann Siegert - Resume. You can also see, as we've been going along in our lessons here, the other documents that we've saved into different formats.

And the Save file as type, I want to save this as an HTML file, and it says here, Web Page. Depending on the version of Word that you have, you may just see Web Page, or it might say Web Page HTM or HTML next to it. Make sure that you only choose when it says Web Page or HTM, HTML next to it. There is another option here that's Web Page, Filtered. You might see one and that says Single File Web Page. Just make sure you choose the one that says web page.

Then just click on Save. You'll see this Microsoft Word Compatibility Checker that comes up when saving to an HTML format. This is telling me that this particular document has small caps that will become all caps, and there are three occurrences of that. It also has tables with text wrapping and framed objects that will become aligned with the beginning of the paragraph, and there's one occurrence of that. I am just going to click on Continue, and here's my document. You may freak out when you see that your tables have been moved around. But it's okay.

What you want to make sure that you do is go over to the HTML version of your document and look at it before you make any changes to your Word document. When using Word to save into HTML format, keep in mind that you may lose some or even a lot of your formatting. So let's do this. We are going to exit word and we are going to locate our new HTML file. Mine is underneath Resumes on the Desktop, and here is my HTML version of my resume.

You may notice that it has a Firefox document type over here because it's no longer, again, a Word document. It is in HTML, and my default browser here is set to Firefox. When I double-click on it, it's going to open it up in my browser. You'll notice that your document may have looked different after saving to HTML format when still on Word. But viewing from your browser may be a different story. You may have random characters thrown in here and there, or some other formatting hiccups.

Take a look at our bullets here for instance. As you can see, you may need to adjust your bullet points by typing an asterisk instead, or some other character such as a dash. You may have noticed that the problem of the side-by-side tables has corrected itself. If you know HTML, you can of course use your preferred HTML editor to make any necessary changes or fix any hiccups or glitches. If you don't know HTML, just go back to your Word document, fix your problems and resave to HTML format. Then you can reopen in your browser to view the changes.

Just keep in mind you may need to do this more than once. And, by the way, if you are interested in learning HTML, there are numerous courses available online lynda.com. Make sure that you test your HTML resume formatting in several browsers. This step is important because of the fact that when using Word to save to HTML format, it sometimes includes incompatible or unrecognizable characters, and it looks just plain ugly when viewing from different browsers or different platforms. As a matter of fact, in some cases the document not only turns out to be ugly, it may even be unreadable.

So just be careful and test as thoroughly as possible. Test once, twice, third's time a charm, and then publish.

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