By Career Advice

Many  of the objective statements below are short, but that’s about all they have going for them.  Most are too general. You can and should change your resume to fit every employer and job you apply for.

Top 5 Reasons Job Seekers Should Use Google Docs When Applying For Job Positions

Google Docs offers ways to edit, upload, publish, and share documents from any computer with an online connection making it an excellent no-cost resource for the job seeker community to utilize.

Painless Updates

Google Docs makes it possible for job seekers to upload their current résumé in a variety of formats and convert it to the Google Doc format, which allows for simple résumé editing options. Since a number of files can be housed with in a Google Docs account, job seekers can easily upload multiple résumés targeted to different job positions and make as few or as many updates as they desire.

Instant Web Publishing

In addition to housing their résumés on Google Docs, job seekers are able to publish their résumés to the web, allowing them to be indexed by Google’s Own Search Engine, making it possible for recruiters and employers to find them online.

Résumé & Cover Letter Templates

No résumé? No problem. Google Docs comes with built in résumé and cover letter templates to assist job seekers with building professional and well-organized documents.

Easy Export Options

Google Docs also allows job seekers to export résumés to a number of different formats including .pdf, .doc, .docx and more. Since employers and recruiters often request job applications via email, this is a handy feature to be able to provide the employer or recruiter with the format he/she requests.

Safe and Secure

Because Google Docs is housed primarily online, job seekers no longer have to worry about losing résumés through computer failure or accidental deletion of files. Résumés can now stay safe and secure and rely on Google’s technology to house them.

Google Docs offers a a very wide range of free resume and cover letter templates. Here are the top 2 according to their ratings.

You have to be a registered user to use a Google Docs template. Accounts are free.

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