Assoc. for Women in Science

Winter 2015

AWIS Magazine covers topics important to women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine fields. Topics include career advancement, work-life balance, the state of science and technology, women’s wellness, and AWIS’ political and

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More is Better Thanks to the wonder of digital technology, you can change your resume each time you post it. And change it you should. Tailor it to each job you're applying for, highlighting the strengths that best pertain to the position. One More Version Chances are your resume is slick looking with some fancy Word formatting. If the formatting stays in place when you post it, you're in luck. If not, you're better off having a strictly text-based version of your resume for just such an occasion. Save it in .txt format using Wordpad, Notepad, etc. Think Optimization Did you know SEO works for resumes? While you're not trying to boost your Google rankings, you do need to do everything possible to make sure your resume gets read – and this includes key words and phrases. Peruse the job description and include as many rele- vant phrases that you find into your resume. Protect Yourself Unless you want your work history and contact information out on the Web for all the world to find, be sure you take advantage of any privacy options the various job boards offer. It will keep your identi- ty safe. Some websites even enable you control who can view your profile or mask your identity in case your current employer doesn't know you're on the hunt. = I f you're on the job hunt, you will note that every opening or site is asking you to post your resume online. It seems simple enough, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Here are four tips to post your resume the right way. Resume Posting Tips 15 your network | your resource | your voice trendspotting 1 2 3 4

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