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A program to write your own resume.
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RESUMAKE.BAS - The Resume Maker

This program will allow you to create your own resume
for employment applications, self-assessment, or simply to
inform someone about yourself. The program is a
fill-in-the-blank type of program. You will supply certain
information and the program will store the information in a
disk file for later use.

If you have checked the cost of professional resumes
lately, you will quickly see the value of this program. We
at I.B. Magazette certainly hope it is of value to you.

I. Using RESUMAKER-

To use the program, you enter the data that is
requested. The program stores it on disk and will print it
for you, also.

Before entering data, you should print a blank resume
(under (P)rint a Resume) to practice with. This will print a
blank form which you can use for a rough draft to determine
what data you wish to enter on your resume.

Use this blank form to create a rough draft. It will
save you time when you begin to enter data on the computer.

Once you have completed your rough draft, you can use
the program to (B)uild a Resume. This option will request
data that you enter and the computer stores on disk. You
will enter first your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER(S) (Home
and Business phones), and DATE that the resume was created.

If you make a mistake before entering that item, you can
use the Backspace key () to back up and change the item.
If you have already entered the item, you will be given the
chance to correct any mistakes at the end of the section.

In the next section, you enter such data as your AGE,
HEIGHT, WEIGHT, HEALTH, MARITAL STATUS, and SPECIAL
INTERESTS. As before, you can use Backspace to back up and
change items before entering them. You will again be given
the chance to correct mistakes at the end of this section.

When entering data into SPECIAL INTERESTS, you are
limited to four lines of text. (If more space is needed,
write "See attachment" and append an additional page). In
this section and subsequent sections, you can simply type; at
the end of a line, words will wrap automatically to the next
line.

After these two data sections come a number of sections,
each dealing with some aspect of your professional life that
is relevant to your resume. These include EMPLOYMENT
OBJECTIVE (what you want to do), EDUCATION, RELEVANT COURSE
WORK (college courses important to your job), PREVIOUS
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE, FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS (that you have
worked under), SPECIAL SKILLS and ACTIVITIES, ORGANIZATIONS
and AFFILIATIONS, HONORS and AWARDS, MILITARY SERVICE,
PUBLICATIONS (including books, articles, reviews, monographs,
and papers), and PERSONAL REFERENCES.

As stated before, you type in these sections like you
are using a word processor. Words will wrap to the next line
automatically. You will use the function keys for HELP, to
RESET and start typing over, and to END the section.

When you have entered all the necessary data, the
program will store the resume on disk, after you give it a
name.

Once you have stored the resume, you can print it out on
the printer using the program. You can also edit the resume
with a word processor.

II. Editing your RESUMAKER files-

The program stores data about you such as your name,
address, personal data about you, and such things as your
education, employment experience, and references. The data
is stored as an ASCII file, which means that it can be later
edited by a word processor, provided that it uses ASCII
format. Most do, however, WordStar is an exception, unless
you use a NON-DOCUMENT format.

As stated above, you can edit the data in your resume,
even after it has been stored on disk. When you edit it with
a word processor, you will notice that the data is stored in
a certain format.

The first group of data is your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE
NUMBER(S), and DATE that the resume was created. You can
change any of these, however, you cannot simply remove one.
The program will look for each item when printing a resume,
and the absence of a data item will cause something to be
stored where it does not belong, and give very strange
output. If you wish to delete an item, you can simply modify
it so that it is a null string. (Like this "")

The second group of data items are your `Personal Data'
items. They include AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, HEALTH, MARITAL
STATUS, and SPECIAL INTERESTS. As before, you can modify
these, but do not simply remove any. Your resume will be
corrupted, and you may not remember what you deleted to be
able to fix it later. If you wish to remove an item from
printing, simply enter it as a null string. (Like this "")

After these two data sections come a number of sections,
each dealing with some aspect of your professional life that
is relevant to your resume. These include EMPLOYMENT
OBJECTIVE (what you want to do), EDUCATION, RELEVANT COURSE
WORK (college courses important to your job), PREVIOUS
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE, FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS (that you have
worked under), SPECIAL SKILLS and ACTIVITIES, ORGANIZATIONS
and AFFILIATIONS, HONORS and AWARDS, MILITARY SERVICE,
PUBLICATIONS (including books, articles, reviews, monographs,
and papers), and PERSONAL REFERENCES.

Each of these sections is entered as lines of text, and
is stored as such also. When editing, you will see a section
title (in ALL CAPS), followed by a number. This number is
the number of lines in that section. It should be followed
by that many lines of text.

Therefore it follows that if you add lines to a section,
you should change this number to reflect the change in the
number of lines. Be careful though, an incorrect number of
lines will cause the program to print your resume data
incorrectly from that point on.

When editing these sections, do not extend the length of
the lines too much. If a line is too long, it will look bad
when it is printed on the printer. If you think a line may
be too long, try printing the resume; if it is, you will see
this on your printout.

Again, we hope that you find this program specific
enough to be useful to all, however, we had to generalize
somewhat to make it useful to as many as possible. Let us
know if you find this kind of program useful to you.


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