Here is a tip for everyone that is starting off their life, whether that be starting high school, college or looking for a job. This is a tip for keeping your resume and making sure you have the right stuff in it. Try to keep your resume clean without losing a bunch of information with Evernote.
I’ve started using Evernote to keep track of my resume and everything that I may or may not want in there. I’ve made a notebook called “Resume” and then different notes for each part of a resume, such as “Work Experience” “Education” and “Awards”.
Once you have the separate notes, stuff every little bit of information into that note that you can think of about that topic whether you think it is ever going to be relevant again or not. This includes everything, where you went to kindergarten in your education note, your first mowing job in your work experience note. Even things you don’t think will ever come in handy, random life experiences. Going to a meetup, being able to use Twitter, or even the fact that you keep your keep your car super clean.
The beauty here is that Evernote is not your resume, it is a personal, resume database. This way you have all of the pertinent information ready and all in one place. No more looking for employer phone numbers or trying to remember the dates of that conference. You just do a quick scan to see what information you think would be helpful on your resume for a specific job interview, then copy and paste it to a document and print out a clean resume that only has the information on it that it needs.
How do you use Evernote? What tips do you have for keeping a clean resume while not losing any old information? Let me know here in the comments or @DevonSchreiner or @InflectoVita.
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3 thoughts on “Evernote As Your Resume Database”
Thank you for publishing this article. I hadn’t considered implementing this type of notebook, but Evernote has saved me on several occasions and it makes sense to put all that resume info in one place to draw upon later 🙂
This is a great idea. Although to me it feels a little backwards…I capture notes of items/experiences, and tag them with what type of resume entry they are. e.g. Title: Hogwash Academy, Body: Took class on Wizardry 101 to make me a more competent wand waver, Tags: Education, Training, Wizardry, Wand, Hogwash. That way I can pull back anything related to wizardry, training or otherwise. The other advantage is that I don’t need to keep editing notes when new experiences/activities take place: I just add a new note to the pile.