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How to Use: Import Europass CV to your Resume

Import Europass CV to your Resume at the Comoto Resume Manager

With our new integration to Europass it is possible to import your exisiting Resume data from the Europass standard into Comoto using the Europass XML file.

Two ways of import Europass Resume:

  1. Using the Comoto Resume Import Wizard
  2. Using the Resume list icon for importing

Both types of imports are going to use your existing Europass XML file, so you need to have that within reach, preferably existing on your Computer/USB stick, because you wil have to upload the Europass XML file to the Comoto CV Import Engine.

Using the Comoto Resume import Wizard

Please login to your Comoto account here, go to the menu My Resume and choose “Resume creation Wizard”.

Then you need to activate our Resume Import Wizard, where you can for time being import your existing data from LinkedIn and Europass.

Our new and improved Resume Import Wizard now contains the ability to import from LinkedIn and from Europass.

You should choose “Import from Europass XML File”, enter the name of your new Resume in the Europass CV format, choose the language you want for this Resume and press “Next”.

A dialogue will pop-up asking you to upload your “Europass XML file”, select the Europass CV file you want to import and press “Next”.

Your existing data from the Resume in the Europass CV format which just have been uploaded will be converted into the Comoto Resume standard and this would finalize the job of importing the Resume in the Europass CV format. This can be done within a minute, so you are saving a lot of time by doing it in this way.

The created Resume will be a new Resume on your Resume list and will not change existing Resume’s within Comoto. The Resume creation wizard can only be used to create a new Resume not to update an existing Resume, if you want to update or overwrite an existing Resume in the Europass CV format you should use the Resume List import feature as described below.

Using the CV List for importing

If you want to import into an existing Resume or update an existing Resume you should login to Comoto as described above, and then choose “My Resume” to see you existing list of Resume.

You should then find the little “Yellow Europass Star Icon” (see arrow above). By pressing this icon you choose to import a new Europass CV into this CV/Resume, by doing this you should be aware that you will overwrite/delete your existing CV/Resume with the new data. After pressing this icon you will get the same pop-up image as in the Resume Import Wizard and you should upload your Europass CV/Resume.

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.


The relationship between Comoto and LinkedIn

The relationship between Comoto and Linkedin

How can I talk about the relationship to a relationship database like LinkedIn or Xing or Viadeo. At Comoto we are strong believers in relationship databases for their unique purpose and big fans of LinkedIn – their services help you to build relationships and keep in contact with important people in your business.

And yes they are also perfect to build relationships with or to be seen by headhunters – remember a relationship database work perfect as a place where you can illustrate your experiences without having the problems of your current employer being annoyed for being public, as if everybody could find you in a Resume database (we will revert with more about this another day).

Ensure there is a match between your profile and your Resume – Comoto ensures this because we can create your Resume from your LinkedIn profile

We have been asked the same question many times – Is Comoto a LinkedIn hack – Comoto is not a hack, tweak or similar neither are we hacking or tweaking LinkedIn information. The Comoto technology build your curriculum vitae based on our use of the LinkedIn API. Another popular question is export to LinkedIn – unfortunately we cannot (yet) export to LinkedIn (remember to copy or paste data from Comoto is easy). By the way – we would like to launch similar features for other relationship databases like Xing and Viadeo but they dont have an API yet.

Ensure you are evaluated on your full Resume and not just your relationship profile

How many times have you been contacted by headhunters or others because they have seen what you have done in the past as described in your profile – when you should be evaluated on what you are doing now or maybe even what you want to do in the future !

That is why you need a full Resume to show and present your current and future potential – in full !

Actually you don’t need a full Resume- you need several full Resumes – pinpointed for specific job or roles – and maintain your full control over you Resume versions to ensure your privacy.

Use Comoto’s unique multiple Resume feature for that – create a Resume specific for a job or a type of jobs – or different language versions – or have a short, basic, long version of your Resume.

The last Resume you ever need…

The problem that started it all – you need your last Resume

Need of your last CV – Do you know the situation, where you want to apply for a job and you look at a confusing pile of different Resume versions, online profiles and old paper applications? None of them fully updated and none of them fit for this particular job? And you simply have no clue where to get started ? Yes, it happened to us to. And that’s why we started to dream of my Resume for Life, The Last Resume you will ever need to fill in.

The very core in our solution – the Comoto Resume Manager

Our latest step in fulfilling this dream is Comoto – a one stop Resume application, the central place were you can create, manage and distribute your Resume, upload all your relevant documents and even import online profiles e.g. from LinkedIn or export your Resume in numerous ways. This is how we ensure that the right people have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions that influence your life. Or maybe just help you create a good Resume.

Comoto is the Resume engine behind a couple of specialized online communities for different industries. Building specialized communities, proposing Resume templates tailored to the industry specific skills. Our first community is Comozap, a career tool for SAP professionals.

You can read more about the special features for Comozap at www.comozap.com

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.

Comoto launches Resume in the Europass CV format integration (import/export)

Comoto is proud to you inform that we are now launching a full integration to the very popular Resume format – the European CV format Europass – making it easy for you to create a Europass CV or to import your Europass CV to be able to use all the smart Comoto Resume management features within seconds.

Europass

Europass integration Europass was developed by the European Union to have one standard Resume format with all the necessary information for it to be used in all EU member states. As this EU Resume standard ensures the same visual look and feel and the same content structure the use of the Europass CV format is increasing every day.

The website for Europass created 3.8 million resumes last year, but please notice that on the Europass site you only create your Resume in Europass CV format, but not save the Resume data you have entered. If you want to change your Resume data you have to upload your Resume in the Europass CV format again and make the changes and then download it again to your file for further use.

Comoto not only ensures a smooth and easy update but also an easy access to the many Comoto free Resume features and many free Resume templates making it possible to use your Europass CV data for your next application or job interview.

Europass and Comoto

Europass integration Comoto’s Resume integration includes both Resume import and Resume export features – the import features also makes it possible for you with our fast import from Linkedin to create a Resume in the Europass CV format in seconds. You can also easily update, choose a free template and generate for example as many word or pdf templates you wish.

 

Comoto becoming the center of your resume dialog

Our new unique Europass creating and conversion feature takes us an important step towards being your central site / hub for working professionally with you resume as well as your job applications and cover letters.

We will be adding further features ensuring you will able to “take full control of your Resume”.

Comoto launches Europass Resume integration (import/export)

Is it ok to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

Is it OK to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

In the media and within the HR sector, there has been some resistance and fears about how to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo properly while employed the questions are many and different.

  • Is it OK to use LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo when i am employed?

  • What will my boss say if he finds out?

  • I have contact in Linkedin/Xing/Viadeo with a previous colleague that is know a competitor, is that a problem?

There have been a lot of questions about this issue and certain people have had a resistance in using LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, but if you take it for what it is, a “relationship database”, I don’t see any problems in using them. It is all about networking today, even if you have a contact to a former colleague who is now hired at your competitor.

I think that these fears and the resistance arises from a misconception that LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is a job hunting site and not a relationship database or networking tool. Certainly LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is emerging as a very good resource for connecting candidates and headhunter, but that is not its primary role. You cant say that it is your CV you have at LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, it is merely a profile so that people know what you can do and have done, but if you where to go job hunting you would have to make a dedicated and targeted CV instead.

With career management being an activity throughout your life, resources such as LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo and others are becoming a more important part of the strategy than ever. But how can you use these networks (either for professional networking or for job search) without it being seen as something negative from you current employer?

Most important is to develop the right mindset and be aware that building connections in these networking tools is the same thing as building up credibility in your profession and industry. If you are really networking it should be seen as a positive thing from your employers point of view. Today I think everybody is talking about networking and it is okay to do this, one way to network is to do it in these networking tools like Linkedin, Xing and Viadeo.

It should be a real professionel network and not only be friends and family, that is what Facebook is all about. And you should not have 50% recruiters/ headhunters in there, it should mainly be people who you can say are profesionells from the same proffesion or industry as you are in, or where you have previously been employed. In this case it is easy to say to an employer that this is part of your network and has a high value for the company as a contact manager and developer that is providing substantial added value.

So used in the riught way and used with the right mindset, these network like LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo and others are valuable for you and your career


New free Resume Templates available now!

New free Resume templates

Please notice Comoto launch a new and more advanced Template section of the Comoto application early 2013 with more and new free Resume templates.

New free Resume templates

We have just launched a bunch of new free Resume templates for you to use. All our templates are free and easy to use. Import your Resume from LinkedIn and use our templates it freely in Comoto. Export you Resume in multiple versions, and maintain several versions of your Resume in the Comoto Resume Manager.

Do you have a template you want to use?
If you have a favorite template that you want to use – to get the job of your dream – and you want this done easier and faster to work with, then send the template of your choice to theteam@140.82.38.88 and we will put it up on Comoto. The template will be freely available for all of our users.

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.