Creating a Resume with the Resume Builder Tool

Creating a Resume with the Resume Builder Tool


Welcome to our video series on using the Illinois
workNet Resume Builder powered by Optimal Resume. This video explains how to create or edit
a resume in your Document Center. After you have completed all of your account
information, you can access the Document Center from the top menu of the
Resume Builder window THEN>Click on Document Center If you already have resumes in your documents,
you can either create a new one or select one of the stored resumes. For this video,
we will Create a New Resume. You will need to Name your resume – if you
want to upload a resume, remember that you cannot edit it. Click on the Start Resume
button. The window opens to three options
Browse Samples – Provides options based upon your career preferences with sample language
already included. You just have to pick a template and personalize it with your information. Browse Section Sets – provides the subheadings
for a resume and you complete the details. Start from Scratch – only provides your
name and contact information and you fill in all of the section headers and content.
This option is best if you have considerable experience creating resumes. For this video, we will use the Browse Samples
option. Your choices include a variety of categories.
Once you pick one, you have a choice of experience level. Note the number of samples are included
in parenthesis behind each option. Scroll down the page to see the samples based
on your selections. Click on the title at the top of the sample
to view the details. If you want to use that sample, click the Use this Sample button,
otherwise click the X to close it and view another. We will use this sample. Review the details in each section. You may
want to use some of the wording, but make sure that you do not use the resume sample
exactly. To edit a section – click on the heading
of the section. You can change the section name, the content of the section, and add
styles like bold, underline or italic. Click on the Examples button to find phrases
to use in your resume. Click on Action verbs button to find strong
words to represent your achievements. Click on Infobyte button to add anecdotes
or short examples of something that might not fit on your resume, but would work well
on your web resume. Click on the preview
to see how it will look on your web resume. In the right hand column are some other tools
to help you personalize this resume to fit your style. Select Style resume –
• you can select a pre-set style and it will change your resume to that style, or • go to each of the other tabs and adjust
the layout || that moves the margins on the page,
• select a font || for a particular section, • pick your bullet shape ||,
• add or change lines || for each section, and
• adjust the spacing || for each section. Make sure to use the Spellcheck feature if
you typed any of the text into the resume yourself. The sections can also be customized. You can
add or reorder a section. Click on the Add Section to include a section
that might not be in the original resume sample. Add a title and add content. Click on the reorder button to move the sections
of your resume around. Once you are happy with the order, Click apply. Each of the items under the tools provides
additional valuable information to help you create a great resume. When you are done with your resume, return
to the top of the page. There are several options that can help you later. Rename is useful when you want to save a resume
for a specific job opening for which you are applying. Clone makes an exact duplicate of the resume
on which you are working. You can use the rename function to save it for another job
opening. This is a fantastic option to use with a basic resume. Personalize
it for a specific job opening to which you want to apply. Resume GPS adds this particular resume to the searchable
system for employers who look for potential employees through the Resume GPS function. Download gives you the ability to save the
resume in 4 different formats to your storage device. Share allows you to share a link for this
particular resume by email or on social media sites. Print preview shows you what your resume would
look like if it were printed. Make sure that it looks good in print! You may need to adjust
your margins or font size, or you may need to add or subtract content. To Do List gives you the option to add items
to a list. It may be researching dates for one of your jobs or sending a resume to someone. Switch Resumes allows you to move between
resumes. Perhaps you found a typo in one of your cloned resumes, you can go to others
and make the correction. When you are done with this particular resume,
just click on the words Document Center in the bread crumb trail or at the top menu,
your resume will be saved, and you return to the hub so you can access the other sections. Thanks for watching this Illinois workNet
Resume Builder tool video. Be sure to watch the other videos in this series to help you
better use the Resume Builder tool.

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