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Before you can submit your
resume to CareerMatrix.com, you first need to sign up.
Signing up is free. When you sign up you will be given full access to all of the tools available to
job seekers. Some information is required, however,
it is a good idea to fill out all of the information
that is appropriate, including ways for companies to
This information will become
part of your resume, so take time and be careful to
check spelling and contact information. Some questions
are required by our member companies, such as U.S. Citizenship
status. You can also sign up for our free e-mail newsletter.
You can keep your contact
information confidential if you choose. We do not recommend
confidentiality because it will be more difficult for
companies to contact you about job openings. If you're
concerned about your personal privacy please refer to
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The resume builder is a simple, fill in the blanks, resume creator.
Why submit my resume to CareerMatrix.com?
- Companies can and do search the resume database.
- You can easily send your resume to any job posting.
- We will save you time and money. No stuffing envelopes, running to the post office, or printing and no paper, envelopes, or postage.
- Get your resume to the Human Resources contact fast. When you send your resume through CareerMatrix.com your resume will be delivered in seconds.
- When you submit a resume you can activate "Job Alert". This will automatically notify you of new job postings in occupational categories you select.
- Often companies will not accept resumes as attachments, because of the threat of viruses. You might not even know if they didn't. They will accept a CareerMatrix.com resume!
Great! How do I submit my resume?
- After logging in, go to the Resume Builder page.
- Fill out the form being very careful to watch for spelling and grammar.
- VERY IMPORTANT -- Complete the relevant skills (you can rename the relevant skills title) portion of the resume. This is the information the employer will use to decide whether or not to click on your resume.
- Choose an appropriate employment category or multiple categories, by holding down your control key or command key on a Mac.
- Choose the location(s) where you want to work.
- Select and employment Type (full time, part time, etc).
Customize your resume
- Your resume is customizable. You can rename many of the sections (employment, education, relevant skills, etc.) to fit your personal choice.
- Resume format will give you more choices for the style of you resume. Try them out an see which one you like best.
- Education Emphasis will place your education information in front of employment history.
- Resume color gives you the ability to choose your online resume color.
- If you want to receive automatic e-mail job alerts, click yes.
On the resume builder, there is only room for three previous employers.
There is a tool to allow you to add another employer, however, this will eliminate the bottom employer, and the top two employers are moved down so that you have another free space.
To do this, click on the link to edit your resumes, and then in the employment history section, above the first employer is a blue link marked Add Another Employer.
If you really need to list more employers, you can create a resume with a word processor and then upload the resume to the system, this would not be searchable but there is a way to correct this. Here is a link to a news article.
If you need more information about how to write a resume try John Butler's article "What is a Resume".
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If you already have a resume created using your word processor, you can save time by selecting the text of your resume, copy it to your clipboard and paste it into the large box.
VERY IMPORTANT -- Complete the relevant skills portion of the resume. This is the information the employer will use to decide whether or not to click on your resume.
Before you cut and paste your resume it's best to convert it to a an ASCII text only file. Word processors like MS Word and Word Perfect have hidden charcters in the text and will show up in
your resume as odd looking characters. Typically you simply open your resume, select "save as" and select plain text. Close your Word processor and
open the new plain text resume with a simple text editor like "MS Notepad" or Apple's Simple Text.
Some of your formatting will dissappear. Look at your resume and reformat it using the plain text editor.
When you're done editing then you can copy and paste your resume from the text editor and have confidence
that it will look good. There is a 4,000 charater limit for the cut-n-paste resume.
You will still need to select employment categories, location(s) and type. If you
have any college degrees list them in the box.
Customize your resume
Your resume is customizable. You can rename many of the sections (employment, education, relevant skills, etc.) to fit your personal choice.
Resume format will give you more choices for the style of you resume. Try them out an see which one you like best.
Education Emphasis will place your education information in front of employment history.
Resume color gives you the ability to choose your online resume color.
Don't forget to activate the Job Alert. You will receive automatic e-mail notification
of new job postings.
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Note: For the purpose of this description, the term Resume Template indicates the resumes that were created on CareerMatrix, and Resume File to indicate the resumes that are uploaded.
To upload your resume file, click Upload a Resume on the job seeker page.
Please read this caution on this page. This information is designed to inform you how to ensure that your resume is searchable by the employers.
Enter a file name (the name issued to this resume in the database), then click the browse button.
Navigate to the find the resume file to upload
The uploaded Resume File which is not attached to another Resume Template is clearly marked as an Unsearchable resume.
If you do not have other resumes in the system, you can add them using the resume builder, or the resume cut-n-past function.
Now choose the resume template that you want to use to display the uploaded resume and click on the link to Attach Unsearchable Resume. After the uploaded file is attached to a searchable Resume Template,
the uploaded resume will then replace the printable Resume Template.
If you need to edit your resume, simply click on "Edit
/ Save as / Deactivate your resume". To make changes simply type over whatever you want and save.
To change your contact information go to the "Change
personal information page"
Save as means that you can take an existing resumes and save it as another
resume. This is a quick way to create a resume targeted to a different employer. For instance, if you have two
degrees one in finance and another in marketing, you
can have resumes slanted toward both types of employers.
Deactivate your resume if you have found a job or have stopped looking, but
you may be looking again in the near future. You can easily reactivate it if necessary.
Update your resume periodically. When you update your resume, you change
the date to the current date. Resumes are shown to employers
with the most recent at the top. Periodic updating will
assure that your resume will be found by employers.
Also, resumes that have not been updated for a long
time will, eventually, be removed from the system.
Delete personal information when you are sure that your'e no longer looking for
a job and want to be completely removed from our system,
go to the delete
personal info page. This will completely remove
all data from our system including; contact information,
resumes, job alerts and contact manager information.
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Resume Statistics allow you to see how many times employers
have "viewed" your resume. This means that
an employer has clicked on your resume and viewed the
entire text of your resume. When a company searches
the resume database they are shown a summary of resumes
matching their search. The list shows the most recent
resumes first. Also, when a company see's the list,
it shows only the resume title and the first 80 characters
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Our system is set up to monitor the resumes in our database and weed out
those who may have already found a job, but forgot to remove their resume
from our system. As an active job seeker with a resume in our system, the
utility is designed to notify you well before anything is changed on your
account. This utility will delete any resume that has not been updated in
nine months, however, before that time, the system will e-mail a message to
what ever e-mail address is assigned to that resume asking that person to
please update this resume, and will even include a link to help you find
your resume quickly. These messages are sent out two months before the
scheduled deletion date, and again one month before, and once again a week
before. One week after the last message is sent, the system will check again
for updates and if it is still not been updated, it will automatically
delete the resume, and contact manager.
Occasionally we get some of these messages that bounce back to us and we
will attempt to correct the e-mail address if we can, however, if a job
seeker has an incorrect e-mail address in the system, or fails to check
their e-mail account, than the ability for an employer to contact that job
seeker are also greatly diminished.
Once the resume has been deleted from the system, there is no way to recover
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