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"New" features in Winword for resumes

Posted on 2011-09-07
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I finaly have a version of Office that was worth upgrading for, I jumped form Office 2000 to 2010  

My objective is to put out a bunch of customised resumes.  Much like a spreadsheet I would like to be able to "filter and sort" my experiance of over 30 years.  If appling for a Microsoft job I want to include my Microsoft experiance and filter out the Linux stuff.  It would also be able to nice to sort it.

In the days of Office 2000 I could just copy and paste until I went crazy and then still send the employer some formatting errors due to pasting messups.  

Microsoft surely has put some resume / spreadsheet type functionality in Word in the last 10 years.

thx
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by:mccrick
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Now you can include marketing experience and blogging on your resume! ;-)
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by:TIMFOX123
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:)

there has to be some way to make it work like excel.

I may have to youtube some training on this .
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by:andrewssd3
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As far as I'm aware there is nothing built-in specifically for resumes.  A couple of years ago I toyed with having all my experience down in an xml file, with various attributes to categorise the type of experience as you say.  Then the idea would be to use vba to pull in the xml (or you could store it in custom xml parts inside the document).  The new content controls then make it much tidier to pull together a whole document based on some selection criteria.

But this is quite a big job and I'm afraid I never get the time to create a proof of concept.  If you get it working I might want to buy it from you :)
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by:andrewssd3
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Actually I've just remembered I was also going to create xsl transforms to output the cv in HTML and other formats as well, and you could in principle create the OpenXML for a complete word document with a transform.  But these are just ideas.
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by:TIMFOX123
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If someone wants to make shareware, someone could write a program named:

Pokerface Paste

It would show you images of each "card" and you would pick your "hand" from the deck

You would like up the icons for each pasteable object, and click "go" for it to make the document.  You could declare "suits" such as windows, unix, management etc.

Could be intresting.

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by:mccrick
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In this job market, it's amazing that it doesn't exist already. I was thinking it would be easiest to build in File Maker Pro. Maybe there is a product like Resume Builder that essentially does this already. I don't know.
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by:TIMFOX123
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Checking this out

phone and email to support :)
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by:TIMFOX123
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Humm, they have not responded.  

must be they do not like their product
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