Parts 1 through 4 of this tutorial provide instructions about transforming a resume prepared with a word processor into a form suitable for electronic submission. The importance of ?plain text? files is emphasized with rationale provided. A comparative example is also included so that students can view the difference between the two forms of resume files.
Important Note: The module is not designed to provide instruction on how to write a good resume.
Type of Material:
Basic computer usage (Windows 95 or higher and any word processing package)
Identify Major Learning Goals:
To teach students how to transform a typical resume created with a word processing package into a form suitable for electronic submission including copying a ?plain-text? document into a pseudo company?s web browser form using the Windows clipboard.
Target Student Population:
College students of any level
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
For the purpose intended, transforming a pre-existing resume into a form suitable for electronic submission, the tutorial achieves its purpose.
Users must realize that the module was not designed to provide instruction on how to write a good resume. Prior instruction in this area would be necessary before this module could be used effectively.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Tutorial is self-contained and provides a hands-on opportunity for students to learn how to convert their professional resume to a form required for electronic submission. Module also can serve as a model for instructors to replicate.
Instructors would need to caution students not to complete Part 5 of this module.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Navigation makes use of separate web pages to minimize vertical scrolling and download time. Instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Forward navigation is not included to allow users to jump over various component parts.
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