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I have been working on sending out my resume to several jobs. I would like to find a tool that allows me to 'tag' certain words in the document so I can customize it.

For example if the letter says something like this;

"Dear Mr. Doe,

I am applying for a position in XYZ Corp....."

I would like a tool where I can set it up such that it asks me "Name of correspondent?" and I would enter "Mr. Doe."

And then "Name of Company?" and I would enter "XYZ Corp." and it will automatically fill out these values in the document (especially in recurring values) and I can have a custom letter.

Also if I were to take this one step further and create a customized email based on some of these values too ie tie this to any email agent or even online email agents like gmail.

Thanks, Del

asked May 25 '11 at 18:55

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Del Am

Yes, in Word, you can use Mail Merge, which would set up a database & then fill the fields you set up. Also, yes, employers look for "form resumes", but I think you're talking about a form cover letter, which is perfectly acceptable. I used to help job seekers with their form letters and resumes :D Form cover letters are fine :D


answered May 26 '11 at 09:00

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I know this doesn't answer your question, but just a word of warning - potential employers can spot a form resume from a mile off.

Go for the personal touch!


answered May 26 '11 at 01:24

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