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.
asked May 25 '11 at 18:55
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
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