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Oh, then I think we are on the same page. I read the
original poster as saying he created one general
resume that he uses everywhere and he wanted to know
how to create a general resume that, at the same time,
contained the specific information needed by a
specific potential employer.
And, am thinking, manually customizing the resume is
the best way. Another icky way is to create a 50-page
resume that sums up every last bit of your experience.
As for the automated database thing, well, sure. Keep
snippets in a database, or flat files, and paste them
into a larger whole when creating your custom resume
for a job. Am not sure how automated that can be,
though. You pick what you want and you output it or
copy-paste it. I suppose you could even conditionalize
a FrameMaker document, turn on/off conditions to focus
the resume one way, or another, and filter through WWP
Pro to even create an HTML version . . ..
I'd still just manually do it. <g>
--- jenny_berger -at- fairfieldresidential -dot- com wrote:
> but I thought that the question
> was "how can I save my
> own time in creating a customized resume (which in
> turn saves the
> recruiter's time) using certain technology?"
> The poster's initial attempt was to save his own
> time by creating a
> general resume. When he realized it wasn't saving
> the recruiter's time in
> presenting him for jobs, he asked for input on how
> he could save time on
> both ends. Making a modular resume wouldn't be that
> difficult to do --
> make a database of all your skills, abilities,
> accomplishments, education,
> training, etc. and then plug in the values into a
> formatted template. The
> tech part of it is where things get hairy -- which
> to use, how to
> implement and where to implement (i.e., desktop or
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