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Resume Copy and Paste Help

You can copy your cover letter and resume from your existing word processor using the following general procedure. These instructions are for Windows 95/98/2000/NT.

If you need further assistance please e-mail our tech support staff, or you may call HotResumes Customer Service for tech support at (866) 373-3660, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM EST.
  • Minimize your web browser window by clicking the Minimize button in the upper right corner of your web browser window
  • Open your Word Processing or other document writing software that you composed your resume and cover letter in
  • Open your resume or cover letter in this application
  • From the application, select the Edit menu by clicking your mouse button on the word EDIT in the menu bar at the top of the word processor window
  • On the Edit menu, click the option that says, SELECT ALL
  • The text of your resume should appear highlighted now
  • Select the EDIT menu again, and select the COPY option on the menu
  • Minimize your Word Processor and bring up the Web Browser window again
  • Click the right button of your mouse in the text box where you wish to paste your resume or cover letter
  • Select PASTE from the menu that appears by your mouse
  • Your resume or cover letter should now appear in the text box... You are DONE!

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Resume Formatting Tips

Your resume is a tool to get recruiters to become interested in you, your background and skills. Recruiters will use the resume that they receive from this service to match your qualifications against the different job openings they are currently recruiting for.

Before a recruiter will do anything else, they will contact you for a more formal copy of your resume, usually the original document format (like Microsoft Word) the resume was written in. This first copy is to help them get acquainted with you, so if the resume does not appear formatted perfectly, this is OK! Here are some basic tips to help you with the information you need to present.
  • Organize your employment history or education by making sure that the title, employer, and dates etc. are all left justified.
  • Be consistent in your formatting, use dashes (-) and astericks (*) as bullets in a text formatted resume
  • Don't forget to check your spelling!
  • Be careful when using tables and tabs to line items up in your text resume, each recruiter has different e-mail programs and the results will vary depending on whether their e-mail programs use a fixed width or proportional font
If you need further assistance please e-mail our tech support staff, or you may call HotResumes Customer Support for tech support at (866) 373-3660, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM EST.

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