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Saving to earlier versions of Word


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Creating an Effective Resume

with Mariann Siegert

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You may find you need to save to an earlier version of Word in order for someone to be able to open on their end. Let's say that you have Word 2010 and they only have Word 2003. They can download a viewer, but you would really be better off sending it to them in a format that they can open. It's fast and it's easy. Just keep in mind that you may lose some of the formatting when you're saving down, so you may have to do some tweaking. To save to Word 2003 format, you simply go up to File, do a save-as, and then browse to the folder that you want to save it in.
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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 earlier versions of Word

You may find you need to save to an earlier version of Word in order for someone to be able to open on their end. Let's say that you have Word 2010 and they only have Word 2003. They can download a viewer, but you would really be better off sending it to them in a format that they can open. It's fast and it's easy. Just keep in mind that you may lose some of the formatting when you're saving down, so you may have to do some tweaking. To save to Word 2003 format, you simply go up to File, do a save-as, and then browse to the folder that you want to save it in.

A great way of keeping organized is to create a folder that contains all of the different versions of your resume in different file formats. You may want to create one folder to store your different versions and another folder, by company name, to store your targeted resumes. You may have one for references and then another for cover letters. It's very important to stay as organized as possible during your job search. So I am just going to quickly create a new folder. I am going to go my desktop, and I am going to create a new folder here called Resumes. And I am going to double-click on it to open that folder.

Now I am going to give it a File name. I am going to call this Mariann Siegert - Resume. If you use your name in the file name, it's an easy way for the employer, or potential employer, to be able to find your resume amongst a bunch of others. If you simply name it Resume, they might not be able to find it as easily. Underneath of Save as type, I've got Word Document. You can select Save as type and click on the down arrow next to Word Document, and we want to save it as a Word 97-2003 document.

And then the last step is just to click Save. You'll always want to check the formatting and make any changes to the document that's needed. So go ahead and scroll down through your document, make sure that there's no major or minor changes that you need to make. Sometimes there are and sometimes there are not; it just depends on what formatting that you used. You might want to check things such as your numbering, your field codes, if you have tables in the document. And as you could see, this resume doesn't need much tweaking at all.

It's always a good idea to have your resume saved to a lower version of Word just in case it's needed. It's easy to do, and as you can see, it really takes little effort on your part. This way you'll be as prepared as possible if the situation arises and you find it's needed just right away. And it's a great tool to add to your job search toolbox.

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