How to Use: The Resume editing capabilities in your Comoto Resume

How to Use: The Resume editing capabilities in your Comoto Resume

By introducing the Spellchecker into Comoto we also introduced some other resume editing capabilities, which are present when you edit multi-line fields in your Resume. Below you can see a description of these and why not try it out and edit your own Resume. Resume editing

  • Remove formatting Remove all previous formatting from the marked text
  • Bold Make the selected text bold
  • Italic Make the selected text Italic
  • Underline Underline the selected text
  • Subscript Using this feature to subscript selected text
  • Superscript Using this feature to superscript selected text
  • Align Left, Center, Right or Full Align your selected paragraph or text according to the above description
  • Outdent / Indent Work with the indentation either positive or negative (like tabulation)
  • Font SizeUse other font sizes from 8-36pt
  • Text Color Set different text color on selected text
  • Unordered list (Bullets) Make an unordered list with bullets like this list
  • Ordered list (1,2,3,4) Create and ordered list using numbers 1,2,3,4…..
  • Horizontal ruler Insert a horizontal ruler in your text
  • Spell checker Last but not least the ability to Spellcheck your document to minimize spelling and keyboard errors

All these new features should make you able to edit and maintain your favorite Resume fast and easily. Should you want more capabilities please let us now at theteam[at]comoto.com or use our contact form here.

How to Use: The Comoto Resume Commenting System

The Comoto Resume Commenting system consist of 4 parts – learn how to Resume Comments, get References or get your Resume Verified

  • Resume Comments
  • Recommendations
  • A Verify feature
  • For giving References

The principles behind the Comoto Resume Commenting system

At Comoto, we believe creating and managing your Resume should be an ongoing process where you regularly improve and upgrade your Resumes (yes more than one Resume) to the specific situation and your latest status. If you want to read more about the Comoto principles go here.

Comoto Verify CVAs part of the Resume creating and optimizing process it is important that you get feedback on your Resume data text in general and the latest changes or you might have a new draft version you would like to get some comment on. Of course, you can do that by sending email with a downloaded version (don’t know how to download your Resume – go here) of your Resume but you can also do it in a much more structured way and ask for comment via the Comoto Commenting system. Hereby you also avoiding the risk of a having draft version of your Resume floating around outside your control (notice at Comoto it takes a few clicks to delete a (draft) web profile or may you just want to hide it then it show a red dot at the right of the name). We know you can easily send the URL to the web profile you want to test (and feel free to do that) by why not ask for comments to your Resume as some of the people you ask for this might be the same you ask for recommendations, a reference or to verify. Want to learn how to use the Commenting feature – go here LINK

As part of the overall quality system of our Resume system but also for you to increase the quality of your Resumes we also have added a recommendations and reference feature. Hereby you can ask relevant piers to support you. Want to learn how to use the Commenting feature – go here LINK

As part of both Comoto’s fight against fraudulent information, omitted important information and dedicated lies in Resumes and for your Resume to stand out and also reduce your risk of having a Resume being read with “skeptical eyes” we have added a Verify feature. Hereby you can emphasize which parts of your Resumes that have been verified and by whom.

Comoto Comments

All these features are combined into the Comoto Commenting System which you can find here as part of your web profile

The feature can be accessed without log in to the Comoto Resume Manager but the person you ask for comments, ref. etc. must identify her/himself (the picture shows how it looks if you have not logged in).

 

 

How to Use: The Resume Comments – Comoto Resume Commenting System

The Comoto Resume Commenting system for Resume Comments
Principle behind and background for Resume Comments feature:

As part of the Resume creating and optimizing process it is important that you get feedback on your Resume data text in general and the latest changes or you might have a new draft version you would like to get some comment on. Of course, you can do that by sending email with a downloaded version (don’t know how to download your Resume – go here) of your Resume but you can also do it in a much more structured way and ask for comment via the Comoto Commenting system.

Hereby you also avoiding the risk of a having draft version of your Resume floating around outside your control (notice at Comoto it takes a few clicks to delete a (draft) web profile or may you just want to hide it then it show a red dot at the right of the name). We know you can easily send the URL to the web profile you want to test (and feel free to do that) by why not ask for comments to your Resume as some of the people you ask for this might be the same you ask for recommendations, a reference or to verify. Want to learn how to use the Commenting feature – read below

How to use Resume Comments:

First log in to the Comoto Resume Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto Resume Commenting you need to have created a least one Resume . You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

CCS_Web_profiles(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for comments?

Look at the right for the Comoto Resume Commenting SystemCV comments. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Resume comments

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for commenting Michaels Resume (labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a comment).

I then have (as the commenter) to log in – there is several different options

Login_commenting_SystemPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the comment should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following Comment (see picture below)

CCS_Comment_Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a comment on Lorem Ipsum Resume at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her Resume .

You left the 1/22/2013 on this Resume http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Test added a comment to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a comment

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test comments

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

Now look here (below)

CCS_Web_profiles_with_comments

 

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments – the click the 3 number and you will be able to see the comments as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

CCS_Comment_Example_detailed

If you press the little black > in the comments like above it will show all details (see below)

CCS_Comment_Example_detailed_open

If you press Show you can turn the comment showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

CCS_Comment_Example_detailed_reply

Back to the comments on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofileAnd if you press Comments you can see them in further details as shown below

CCS_Comment_webprofile_open

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get comments to your Resumes – feel free to send us your comments – by mail or on the system as suggested above.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto Resume Commenting System

  • Recommendations
  • A Verify feature
  • For giving References

How to Use: Resume Verifications and Verify Resume

The Comoto Resume Commenting system for Resume Verifications
Principle behind and background for Verify Resume feature:

As part of both Comoto’s fight against fraudulent information, omitted important information and dedicated lies in CVs and for your Resume to stand out and also reduce your risk of having a Resume being read with “skeptical eyes” we have added a Verify feature. Hereby you can emphasise which parts of your CVs that have been verified and by whom.

Want to learn how to use the Verify feature – read below

How to use Resume Verify:

First log in to the Comoto Resume Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto Resume Commenting you need to have created a least one CV. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

verify cv

 (The name on the Resume / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for comments?

Look at the right for the Comoto Resume Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

verify cv

Giving a Resume Verification

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for Verifying Michaels Resume (actually a web profile labelled “Resume Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a verification).

I then have (as the verifier) to log in – there is several different options

verify cvPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the comment should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

I have made the following Verification (see picture below)

Comoto Verify

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a verification on Lorem Ipsum Resume at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her CV.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this Resume http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Kren Nielsen, Comoto added a verification to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a comment

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test comments

verify cv

 Now look here (below)

verify cv

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments and 1 verification – the click the 1 number and you will be able to see the verifications as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

Comoto Verification

If you press the little black > in the verification like above it will show all details (see below)

Comoto Verify

If you press Show you can turn the verifcation showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

Comoto Verification

Back to the verification on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofile

And if you press Verifications you can see them in further details as shown below

Comoto Verification

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get verifications and verify CVs – and feel free to test verifications on the system with the team’s profile as suggested above or send us your comments by mail.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto Resume Commenting System

How to Use: Create Resume – have your first Comoto Resume in less than a minute

How to Use: Create Resume – have your first Comoto Resume in less than a minute

Many Resume sites claim that you can build or create Resume in less than a minute. This can only only be done if you have your Resume data ready and either import these or cut and paste the information.

With Comoto it can be done by either importing your Resume in the Europass CV format or your LinkedIn profile, and it can be done in less than a minute. Follow this guide to create your Resume in less then a minute.

create Resume Step 1 – Create Comoto account

Open this link, and click the button “Create free CV”. Please fill in the necessary information – all you need is a valid email address and to create a password. You also need to accept our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy therefore please read and accept these.

Step 2 – Import Resume using Linkedin or Europass

Now that you have activated your account and are logged in to Comoto you need to import an existing CV or Resume, you can import either your LinkedIn profile or an existing Resume the Europass CV format. Go to Menu -> “My CV” – “CV creation Wizard”. create Resume

Simply choose your favorite way of importing your existing Resume.If you choose “Enter CV data manually” we do not promise that you will be able to create your Resume within one minute.

create Resume If you choose to import your Linkedin profile you need to login to your LinkedIn account to grant Comoto access to your data. After you have granted Comoto access to your Linkedin account, we will copy your data and after that you will by a simple click with the mouse choose which data will be imported. After the successful import of your profile, you will be able to use all our free Resume services.

 

With the Europass import it is even easier just follow this How To: Import Europass Resume.

Step 3: Enjoy your newly imported Comoto Resume

Now you can start working with your Resume, making multiple Resume versions, targeted Resume, even use our multi-language Resume feature, and much more. After that you can either export one of our many ResumeTemplates or export to a Europass Resume Template or create a Comoto web profile with or without password. And yes the creation of a new Resume can be done in Comoto in less than a minute.


How to handle your Resume privacy and avoid Resume risks like Identity theft and Resume misuse

How to handle your Resume privacy and avoid Resume risks like Identity theft and Resume misuse

To ensure you have full control over your Resumes privacy risk likeidentity theft

  • Identity theft based on your Resume information
  • Misuse of your Resume information
  • To detailed Resume information
  • Information risk – To updated Resume information

And consider the information you include in your Resume (that’s another reason for have more than one Resume – see here). Should you include ?

  • Name
  • Full Address
  • Email
  • Twitter, Facebook and other social network information
  • Phone number (land line or mobile)
  • Social security number or central register personal number or similar
  • Tax payer number
  • Password number
  • Picture
  • Mothers Maiden name
  • Drivers’ license number and information
  • Bank account number or the information that you have one

What about:

  • Marital status.
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Religion
  • Professional license number.
  • Gender
  • Age
  • The reason why you left a past employer.

You should also consider whom you are sending an application and a Resume or when you fill out their web based application form with your Resume data

  • Who is the recruiter or the company – a real or a fake job
  • Who is the company having the job – a scam ?
  • How are they handling my Resume data
  • What can the use my Resume data for
  • How long time can the keep my data
  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time / always ?

You should also consider the Resume databases you are sending the Resume or when you fill out their form with your Resume data

  • Who is the Resume Database– a real or a fake job
  • Who is the company behind – a scam
  • How are they handling my data
  • What can the use my Resume data for
  • How long time can the keep my data
  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time

When you get a job offer you should still be cautions – first consider if it is a real or fake offer – but also accept to show (avoid copies) more detailed information like:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate

as the company need to ensure you are who you say you are and the company also need to get you registered correctly in the company record.

Always remember – Sounds too good to be true? It probably is. Be careful!

 

How to Use: The Resume Recommendations feature – Comoto Resume Commenting System

The Comoto Resume Commenting systems Resume Recommendations feature – Principles behind and background for the Resume Recommendations feature:

As part of the overall quality system of our Resume system but also for you to increase the quality of your Resumes we also have added a recommendations feature. Hereby you can ask relevant piers to support you.

Want to learn how to use the Recommendations feature – read below

How to use Resume Recommendations feature:

First log in to the Comoto Resume Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto Resume Recommendations feature you need to have created a least one Resume. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

 

(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for Recommendations?

Look at the right for the Comoto Resume Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

CV comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a CV Recommendations

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for Recommendations to Michaels Resume (actually a web profile labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a verification).

I then have (as the Recommendator) to log in – there is several different options

Login_commenting_System_verPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the Recommendations should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following Resume Recommendations feature (see picture below – Recommendations works like wise)

Comoto Verify

Comoto Commenting system

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a Resume Recommendations on Lorem Ipsum Resume at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her Resume.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this Resume http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Kren Nielsen, Comoto added a Resume Recommendations to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent Resume) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a Recommendation

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test Resume Recommendation

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

Now look here (below)

CCS_Web_profiles_with_comments

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments and 1 verification – the click the 1 number and you will be able to see the Resume Recommendations as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

Comoto Verification

If you press the little black > in the Recommendations like above it will show all details (see below)

Comoto Verify

If you press Show you can turn the Recommendations showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my Resume” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

Comoto Verification

Back to the Resume Recommendations feature on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofile

And if you press Recommendations you can see them in further details as shown below

Comoto Verification

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get Resume Recommendations and use the Resume Recommendations feature – and feel free to test Recommendations on the system with the team’s profile as suggested above or send us your comments by mail.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto Resume Commenting System

How to Use: The Resume References feature – Comoto Resume Commenting System

The Comoto Resume Commenting system for Resume References feature – Principle behind and background for the Resume References feature :

As part of the overall quality system of our Resume system but also for you to increase the quality of your Resumes we also have added a recommendations and reference feature. Hereby you can ask relevant piers to support you. Want to learn how to use the Reference feature.

Want to learn how to use the Reference feature – read below

 

How to use the Resume Reference feature:

First log in to the Comoto Resume Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto Resume Commenting you need to have created a least one Resume. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

CCS_Web_profiles

(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the Resume).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for comments?

Look at the right for the Comoto Resume Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

CV comments

 

Using the Resume Reference feature:

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked to use the Resume Reference feature for Michaels Resume (actually a web profile labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a verification).

I then have (as the reference) to log in – there is several different options

Login_commenting_System_verPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the comment should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following Resume Reference (see picture below)

Comoto Verify
Comoto Commenting system

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a Resume Reference on Lorem Ipsum Resume at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her Resume.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this CV http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Kren Nielsen, Comoto added a Resume Reference to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a comment

You remembered this picture from above before I made the Resume Reference

CCS_Web_profiles

 Now look here (below)

CCS_Web_profiles_with_comments

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments and 1 verification – the click the 1 number and you will be able to see the Resume References as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

Comoto Verification

If you press the little black > in the verification like above it will show all details (see below)

Comoto Verify

If you press Show you can turn the Resume Reference showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

Comoto Verification

Back to the Resume Reference on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofile

And if you press References you can see them in further details as shown below

Comoto Verification

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get Resume Reference and use the Resume Reference feature – and feel free to test Reference on the system with the team’s profile as suggested above or send us your comments by mail.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto Resume Commenting System

How to find time to create Resumes and search job? Optimise your job search process.

find time CVHow to find time to handle your job search process to get that perfect new job

Finding time when in job (if not also see here) to search for and get your next job can actually be rather difficult – because when you have decided that it is time to make a change in your job or have decided to test if you can make the next step in your career it is important to plan and consider the rationale behind you decision – things that unfortunately takes time – therefore choose a tool that strengthen your process.

At comoto.com we try not only to make it as easy and fast as possible for you to create a CV but also to be on top of your job searching process. We also believe a successful job searching process should be a positive experience and reduce the time you waste on tedious actions and repetitions again and again.

Usually starting the job searching process would be updating your CV at some of the CV databases you know. I suggest a different approach – take control and learn and improve and make it into a process instead of a onetime action – but that is not supported by any CV database I know of.

  • Start the planning by preparing all your documents and consider the references needed
  • Create a CV on comoto.com (you can make a quick start by importing your linkedin profile)
  • Find some relevant jobs (could even be some old job offers) – consider which skillset that would be important and think how it would be matched by your experience.
  • Consider the rationale behind you job change wish – how can you illustrate that in your CV – skillset and/or experiences
  • Reevaluate the CV and add or change the wording if needed by pushing the Edit button to build you Base CV
  • Build some additional CV’s changing the wording for you to consider the best version
  • Create some different version of your CV by choosing some of our templates and ask some people knowing you well to comments (a new feature will be added soon to help you here at comoto.com)

Based on the comments received you are ready to target your CV for each job you wants to apply – and hopefully understand this is an ongoing process with changes each time – and comoto.com supports this and ensure you stay on top.

Are we the only one recommending multiple and targeted CV’s – no – not at all!

For example in Financial Times you can read the following quote from CEO Maggie Berry from http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk “You need to tailor each CV to the job you’re applying for. I would work my way through the job specification and make sure that each one is reflected in the CV.”

“Most candidates have just the one CV that they fire off to every employer.”

“But please don’t do that. I know some applicants say they tailor their application in the covering letter – but that might not reach the manager.“


11 steps to a successful Resume

11 steps to a successful Resume

Your Resume is like a showroom; it should display your qualification to recruiter or headhunters as they skim your Resume. How do you make them choose your Resume? And how do the recruiters / headhunters turn a pile of Resume into just a few Resumes, including yours? Follow these eleven simple tips to ensure your Resume is among the few left when the recruiter goes back to his customer and says “I just found the perfect match!”

1. Find the type of Resume wanted

The first thing you should do is to find out what form and style the company wants for the Resume or what form and style is normally used in your line of work. Is it a two-pager, is it chronological? If you don’t know, then just call the recruiter and he/she will happily guide you.

2. Keep it concise

Your Resume should be short and to the point, leave out unnecessary filling. Recruiters don’t want to spend a lot of time on reviewing a long Resume– if you send them an encyclopedic drilldown of your life to date, they won’t find the information they want. Keep it short and to the point and save the details for the interview.

3. Target your Resume to the job

Take the time necessary to adapt your Resume to each position you apply for. Get some background information on company and use the keywords in the job ad to find out which skills you should use and which you should leave out.

4. Personal statement

Tie your experience and work history to the vacant position so that the recruiter / headhunter can see the connection between why he should choose you. This is best done with a brief personal statement to be sure the recruiter / headhunter sees the connection.

5. Leave out gaps

Recruiters’ don’t like gaps – if they spot a gap they will either dig deeper to find out what is this al about (more work for them) or they will just go on to the next in the pile of interesting Resumes. If you have a gap, make a positive thing out of it, give them extra experience or another twist on the gap.

6. Resume must be up-to-date

Be sure that your Resume is always up-to-date, especially if it is an online Resume it must always be up-to-date. Regardless of whether you’re actively job seeking, every time you gain some experience or otherwise have information for your Resume, make the changes right away.

7. No mistakes and misspellings in your Resume

Don’t let the recruiter / headhunter dismiss your Resume just because you made a mistake or misspelled something. Many recruiters / headhunters see these types of mistakes as severe. They say “If you can’t even spell right or made stupid mistakes, you probably haven’t even read the Resume after you wrote it.” Use a spellchecker on the text and have someone you trust, proofread it to get a second opinion.

8. Only the truth and nothing but the truth

Never ever tell a lie in your Resume as many recruiters / headhunter use references and their network to check the facts of your Resume. If you tell a lie and it is discovered afterwards it is a reason to dismiss you and nobody wants that. Many times any inconsistencies are also discovered in the job by a simple Google search or at the interview and there it will be probed if they find any “lies”.

9. Remember numbers and facts

If you can – it is always a good idea to back up your achievements with numbers. Writing your work experience and achievements, don’t just tell the recruiter you increased profit; show them how much: EBIT increased 78% over 2 years, with a growth rate of sales on 30% over the same period.

10. Layout / design matters

Use a Resume template that is in line with your profile. Marketing people can make something very chick and creative, but please if you are an accountant please choose a Resume template that signals the right things. It all depends on the sector and what is normal, don’t use the design to make you standout in a negative manner.

11. Remember to use sector specific keywords

Today Resumes are many times online profiles, or Resumes that will be put into a recruiter / headhunter internal IT systems for indexing and searching capabilities. These systems make use of keywords to search for, just like Google like specific keywords recruiters do so to. Make the keywords 100% aligned with the vacant position and also have some extra in there that can be the extra something to make you stand out from the crowd.

Resume Checklist – better safe than sorry

Resume checklist

This is a Resume checklist to be sure that the right information is in your Resume. Certain types of information must be included to give you the best possible chance, getting through to the important interview. A lot of recruiters / head-hunters are increasingly using online Resume databases to search for potential candidates; including the right type of information will guide them to your profile. Below you can see a checklist you can use to be sure that you are in the game to get the job of your dreams.

Personal data

This is the standard data about you as a person; name, address, phone numbers, email address and soon. You might also wish to include details about your nationality, age and driving licence, it all depends what country you live in, for instance in the UK it is not advised to write ones age, due to age discrimination.

Education

Include information about your education, this includes your education but also if you have had some courses or seminars of an educational nature. Specific skills IT knowledge, languages skills and try to state which level it is on (basic, intermediate or advanced level). You should also include keywords used in the job ad for the position your interested in because recruiters will use keywords these to filter CV when searching in databases.

Work experience

You should list your work experience in reverse chronological order with the most recent most recent experience first. Use keywords to describe your experience, do it in a positive languages, using the right keywords for that sector and finally highlight your key achievements.

Skills

A section on your major skills can be used in some areas, these skills are skills acquired through you work experience and will typically be skills where you have achieved good results ore skills that you want to use in the future. The idea here is to show what you have learned in your work. Education is one thing, but the skills acquired when working is also extremely important.

References

It should not be necessary to have all the details on your referees in your Resume, but you should state the basic information and that details are available on request. If you already have asked a former colleague if he would like to be a referee for you, then you can disclose his details, but if not always remember to get the permission to use them prior to handling over the contact information.

Hobbies

You should persuade the recruiter / head-hunter with your skills, experience and education. But sometimes it can be a good thing to show the recruiter / head-hunter that there are other things in life than work. Being a “whole” person resting in yourself can be achieved by disclosing your Hobbies or other interests. It gives a more complete rounded picture of a candidate.

This is just meant to be a mere idea of a checklist, sometimes regional practises or special rules in a special sector can apply, in that case use your common sense and use this list as a guideline and use your own checklist as well.


Preview Resumes prior to export

Preview Resumes prior to export

preview resumes

preview resume

Just enter the Template Chooser (under the Export / Export DOC-PDF-PNG menu point) and choose the template you want to preview. You simply hoover over the magnifying glass for a couple of seconds and the preview of that specific template will automatically be shown in the right side of the screen. This makes it possible for you in a simple and easy way to have a preview on any given template and how they would look with your personal data and picture in it.

preview resumes

preview resume

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

Comoto Account settings and Password renewal improved

Comoto Account settings and Password renewal improved

Comoto Account settings are now available in the sidebar of Comoto, here you can change your name and have a different display name, you can even change your email adresse if you have lost the old one and needs to use a new one. Otherwise you will not receive any info from us anymore, so this is important to remember.

The change of password is also made available here, you can easily change your password if you feel your password has been compromised or you simply want to have a new, better and stronger password. (see artivle on Password Security here).

comoto accountWe have introduced a Toolbox in the sidebar as well, the overall idea with that is that typical actions that can be made on the active screen will be made available for you to use and benefit from.

 

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private).

New statistical Comoto features implemented

New statistical Comoto features implemented

Comoto featuresWe have found a perfect use for the Sidebar in Comoto, we have revised the design slightly and are presenting some statistical information for you as a user of Comoto. Under My Statistics you can always see the last time you made an update, you can see the number of Resumes you have divided into Top Levels Resumes and Child Resumes which inherited data from a top-level Resume.

Your Privacy Settings can be monitored with ease, you can now follow how many Resumes you have online either being private, public and if they are visible for Comoto.

Another new info is the ability to see how many “hits” you web-profiles have had. This is the first go, where you can follow the overall hits, but in the future you will be able to monitor them for each Web-Profile you have.

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private).

How to Use: Make a clone Resume copy of your Resume to test alternative wordings

How to Use: Make a clone Resume copy of your Resume to test alternative wording

resume copy

Comoto’s clone is a great feature to test alternative wordings before picking the optimal version of your resume and cover letter  – it is like having track changes on steroids.

Just like you can test different Resume Template designs with a few clicks in Comoto you can also save any Resume and then clone them (make a resume copy) to as many Resumes versions as you want. This is done for you to alter each of them individually to see which text and/or structure is the best wording for this specific Resume.

Having different but still full versions to look at gives you a complete overview at all times and if you want to test a new version just clone it again and make the changes in the clone (this way you still have the old version to revert to). In this way you are ensuring you have the optimal tool for building the optimal Resume for that particular job.

I hope that you will find this cloning/copying Resume feature beneficial for you compared to using your word processor software – this is only one of the many features you have for free in Comoto. This features and other like our backup, privacy control features and other to are added to make you take full control of your Resume building efforts.

 

Unique Resume Templates feature – Filter function

Unique Resume Templates feature – Filter function

We have launched a Unique Resume Template feature where you can filter all the different Resume Templates you can use to export your multiple Resumes. Remember that you can have as many Resumes you like have the in different version and targeting different sectors you work in. Resume Templates feature

The new Resume filter will help you find the right Resume template for that very important Resume you want to make. There are different ways you can filter the available Resume templates as described below:

  • Language: Filter on different languages (now we only have English ones, but we might have an idea to launch our templates in different languages)
  • Picture: Does the Resume Template include a picture of you or not
  • Graphics: Does the Resume Template include graphical elements or is it plain text
  • Cover letter: Does the Resume Template contain a cover-letter (cover letter will be implemented shortly)
  • Template Type: Short, Basic, Complete or special Resume Template

As you can see we have prepared for new features which includes, Resume Templates in different languages and Resumes including a cover letter in the same design as the Resume.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple Resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job.