March 18, 2014 4:51 PM Subscribe
Is there any way I can streamline the technical aspects of customizing my resume's content in MS Word? (Check under the fold for a description of what I'm envisioning.)
posted by threeants to Work & Money (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I always use the same basic structure for my resume but, like perhaps most people (?), I have never sent out two resumes that are exactly the same in terms of content. I spend a lot of time copy-and-pasting in and out of already-sent resumes, which is annoying, a little time-consuming, sometimes confusing, and can jeopardize my tenuous control over the document's finicky formatting.
Here's the ideal software / Word plugin (is that even a thing?) as I'm envisioning it in my head: I load up my resume. I select from a checklist which positions/sections I want to include in the resume. Then, for each position, I can select between a number of different "spins" on the text that I've pre-written (or can edit myself a new one).
Does anything near to this concept exist? If not, I imagine there's a zillion bucks for someone in it.
(Please don't suggest writing ready-to-send stock resumes for specific types of positions or emphases. I'm asking this question because I feel the need to customize to a finer grain than that.)