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March 26, 2001: eResumes & Resources
Please note: Rebecca Smith’s eResumes & Resources is no longer functioning.
Online since 1995, the goal of Rebecca Smith’s eResumes & Resources, the site states, “is to be your single source for information on electronic resumes and online networking.”
Smith’s goal is to teach visitors how to become “jobpreneurs” and how to use electronic r’sum’s in a way that lets them measure their job-search and job-networking activities based on the kinds of feedback that these activities generate. Smith says a paper r’sum’ and traditional job networking can’t provide the same kind of measurable feedback.
Smith asserts that her Web site is NOT about r’sum’ writing. “It is about taking the content of an existing r’sum’ and transforming it into electronic form,” the site states. “Much of the stuff that you’ll find on these pages is about things that you probably already do online, but don’t quite know how to translate it to your career.”
The tutorials, articles, and links found throughout Smith’s site are meant to serve as guidelines, and illustrate proven techniques that get jobseekers started in the right direction. Smith says these techniques evolved from the number of e-mail inquiries she received and articles she wrote to address these inquries.
According to the site, “Once you’ve created your perfect eR’sum’, you can refer to links to track down your dream job by industry.”
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