Google Docs Resumes

Storing Your Resume Online With Google Docs

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Google Docs is a good (and free) choice for storing your resume and cover letters online. Google Docs users can upload files from their desktop, create new resumes and letters from templates, and edit and view files from their computer or smart phone. You can also share your documents with others.

Uploading a Resume to Google Docs

In order to upload your resume, you'll need to register and create a Google account, if you don't have one.

Once you've registered, you'll be able to browse to find your resume and/or letters on your desktop and click to upload them.

  • Click Select Files to Upload
  • Click Convert Files to Google Docs format (so you can edit your resume)
  • Select Private
  • Click Upload

Creating a New Document

If you want to write your resume from scratch or write cover letters on Google Docs, click on Create New, then Document. You will be able to write, edit, format, save, and share your resume and letters.

Using a Google Docs Resume Template

Another option is to use a template to create a resume. Google Docs has a varity of free resume and cover letter templates job seekers can use as a starting point to create resumes and letters. Here's how to select a resume template, personalize it, and save it.

Editing a Resume

To edit your resume, click on the document name and you'll be able to edit it.

Sharing Files

Once you have a document on Google Docs you can share it with specific individuals and publish online if you want to make your resume public so hiring managers and recruiters can find it.

Do keep in mind that once you make your resume public anyone can find it - and that can mean the wrong people as well as the right people, including your boss if you are currently employed.

Your resume also includes personal information like your phone number that you may prefer to keep private. So, before you make your resume public be absolutely sure that you want your resume and all the personal information on it available to anyone and everyone on the Internet.

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