HR managers often receive dozens of resumes every day when they have a telecommuting job vacancy to fill. They won't even bother to read resumes that are is formatted incorrectly or contain spelling or grammatical errors. If you want to stand a chance of getting the job, you need to submit a resume that is as close to perfect as you can make it.
Formatting Your Resume
Many companies will require you to send your resume electronically. If they will accept the resume as an attachment, your job is easier. If, however, they require the resume to be pasted into the body of an email, strange things can happen to the formatting, so you should keep it as simple as possible. Don't try fancy layouts; stick to simple text with subheadings and use hard carriage returns to create short lines of text that will be easy to read.
Spelling and Grammar
When creating a resume, never rely on your computer's spell check program. These programs will pick up incorrect spelling but they won't recognize a correctly spelled word used in the wrong context; if you accidentally include the information that you drivel the spell checker won't know you meant "drive". Make sure to read your resume at least twice after completing it. Not only will you catch any spelling and grammar mistakes, you may think of additional information to add.
Contents of an Effective Resume
As a rule, you should include the following components for your resume:
1. Objective statement. This statement should summarize your goals and reasons why you want to work for the company.
2. Work Experience. You should list your last three jobs starting with the most recent.
3. Educational Experience. You should list college degrees, special qualifications, and any other educational training.
4. Special Skills and Interests. You should list any skills or interests you feel would help HR managers asses your application for the job.
5. References. Include names, company name, company address, job titles or positions, and work contact numbers
It is always a good idea for any resume (virtual resume or otherwise) to look up information on the company and what it does; it is easier to convince a company that you are the right person for the job if you know what the company actually does.
A first impression can only be made once; if you make a poor first impression, there is no way you can change it, and often you won't get the chance to change the impression people have in their minds. When you are applying for telecommuting jobs, your resume will give your prospective employers their first impression of you, so you need to craft the resume to make it a good one. Visit http://www.huntingvenus.com/homeshoring/ for more information about finding telecommuting jobs.