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ERIC Number: EJ1019032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Updating Best Practices: Applying On-Screen Reading Strategies to Résumé Writing
Diaz, Charlsye Smith
Business Communication Quarterly, v76 n4 p427-445 Dec 2013
The best practices presented in textbooks and professional publications provide separate guidelines for paper-based and electronic or "scannable" résumés. This article recommends changing these practices so that writers can prepare one résumé for both paper and electronic delivery. These recommendations focus on three areas. Résumés should be formatted based on eye-tracking research about on-screen reading. Specific guidelines should help writers decide when to include an objective or summary. Keywords should be prioritized over active verbs. Last, résumés still must be formatted for paper but designing for on-screen reading is now equally or more important, and best practices need to reflect this change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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