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Job Help: Resume Computer Tips

Resumes With Microsoft Word

Below are instructions for creating resumes in Microsoft Word 2016
  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • Click on Blank Document.
  • Or, search by the keyword Resume to locate templates.  Select a resume template by clicking on it then click on Create.
  • Information that should be changed is enclosed in brackets. Click the bracket to select the area to replace, such as [Objective]. Type your specific information, such as “I would like to secure a position in the medical field.”
  • To add more than one entry of any category, such as Work Experience, highlight the bracket portion you want repeated and copy and paste it as many times as you would like before changing the information
  • Click on Print to get an idea of how your resume will look when printed.


Saving Your Resume

Since you'll want to be able to make changes to your resume you'll need to save it to a flash drive before exiting.  Below are the instructions for saving to a flash drive in Windows 10.

  1. Insert the flash drive into a USB port.

  2. Click on File and then click Save As.

  3. Click Browse to locate the flash drive

  4. Locate the flash drive (usually drive D:) and highlight it. 

  5. In the File name box, type a name for the document.

  6. Click Save.


First Step: Get an Email Address

The first thing to do before any job search is to set up an email account.  Employers often ask you to email your resume or a job application.  Be one step ahead and have it ready to go.  

Many sites offer free email services.  Simply create an account by filling out the website form.

While the registration form can be somewhat intimidating, it only needs to be completed once.

Often times the desired username (the portion of the email address before the ‘@’ symbol) is already taken.  Get creative or pick one of the suggestions. 

Stuck? Try using your initials, middle name, a nickname (keep it professional), numbers or symbols

Make sure you note important details like your new email address and password so you are able to check your email in the future.

Emailing Your Resume

Below are generic instructions for creating attachments.

  • On your email composing screen click the paperclip image to Attach a file.
  •  In the window that opens, select Computer to locate the flash drive and double click.
  • Click the name of the document you wish to attach, then click Open.
  • The box should close and the attachment process will begin.  Depending our your email company you may have to click Attach again to begin the process.
  • Once the upload is completed you will be returned to the composing screen and you will see the file name or image at the bottom.
  • Repeat these steps to attach more files.
  • You are now ready to send your email with an attachment.