Resumés: Digital is King

Get it right.You have a lot riding on it.

Get it right.
You have a lot riding on it.

If you live in an area that has been heavily dependent on manufacturing you understand the shell shock of workers who are now desperate for a job but who do not have the education and basic skill sets deemed minimal in the second decade of this century.

Resumes are now digital.  Without a computer, or at least regular ACCESS to a computer, job search can be futile. You cannot apply without an email address. Paper resumes, for most jobs, are obsolete.

Even the few jobs that are still being posted the old fashioned way, in paper “newspapers”, specify that you are to email your application.  (Hint: They want email addresses for your references, too.)  Paper filing systems are going the way of the dinosaur, and companies no longer keep resumes “on file”.

IF YOU APPLY FOR A POSITION USING ANY METHOD NOT SPECIFIED IN THE JOB AD YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

The first test for potential candidates is compliance.

The employer wants to know how well you follow instructions. If the employer asks for email and you snail mail or drop off a paper resume, you are out of the running.

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