For Jobstreet.com users (job seekers account), in case you have not noticed, effective last week, a new feature was introduced that allows you to upload your own Word resume into your Jobstreet.com account. I believe this feature will benefit the job seekers provided you have a well constructed, structured and a distinguished resume from the Jobstreet.com resume.
In the original Jobstreet.com account, each user will have to write their resume according to the same structure and format. As such, your resume will almost look alike with other job seekers. Hence the task of differentiating your credibility is made relatively harder. Resume written in the Word and in your own style does not limit you to any specific format, hence you can always think of some creative (and useful) way of presenting yourself as a job seeker.
Please take note that the resume that you upload in your Jobstreet.com account will not replace or override the original resume that you have created. Also, for those who are the first time Jobstreet.com users, take note that the feature does not give you the privilege to skip filling up all the information and when creating your online resume with Jobstreet.com account.
What the feature actually does is presenting both your Jobstreet.com and your Word resume every time you apply for jobs. So, the employer will have the choice to read through either your Jobstreet resume only or open up your Word resume. My personal thought is that, if your Jobstreet resume is lame and unimpressive; then there is a very little chance for the employer to open up your Word resume. So always make sure that both of your resume versions are equally good.
Always make assumption that employers are sooo busy (even if they are not they will always claim they are) and you must fin some way to optimize their time. In other words, you need to give a reason for them to spend longer time to read through your resume (Note: this does not equal to writing a long resume. What you need instead is a targeted resume – a resume that matches your credibility with the job scope and requirements).
Another advantage for you is that your Jobstreet.com account will help you store your Word resume, which means that you probably don’t need to carry your Word resume around with a thumb drive anymore.
Is there another way to make my Jobstreet.com resume looks better?
The answer is yes. I have actually discovered a simple, yet effective way to make small modifications to your Jobstreet.com resume but with a very impressive result. In fact, this is one of the secrets that I teach others when helping them to write their resume in the Jobstreet.com. This is not a cheap claim but it is a method that brings results. However, I will not share it today, but will write a proper tip in one of the future postings on how you can improve your Jobstreet.com resume. If you are a first time visitor, subscribe to our posting update here.