Simple Resume Guide


THE RESUME

SAYING IT WITH IMPACT

Using verbs and adjectives effectively adds impact to your resume. Read this section again carefully just before you actually begin writing.

DESCRIBING RESULTS – GOING BEYOND DUTIES

The typical resume merely lists duties and does little else to sell the person. One of the best ways to sell yourself is to describe accomplishments in terms of results. Duties are often covered by “Responsible for …” Results are generally covered by using the verb developed, such as “Developed a secretary’s manual which explained hundreds of procedures and significantly reduced clerical errors.” This person’s duties were typing, filing, and answering phones, so to show that she stood above the rest, she demonstrated results.

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Try out Zemanta – It’s Cool

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FireFox Extension For…

200+ extremely useful firefox extensions that save time and effort.

Advertising :

  1. block ads on webpages : Adblock
  2. block ads on webpages : Adblock Plus
  3. automatically update adblocker filters : Adblock Filterset.G Updater
  4. block Flash ads/content : Flashblock
  5. Suggestions/Corrections : Comment in blog : wordpress : I want a Firefox Extension to …

Archive/History :

  1. create a log of browsing history : Slogger
  2. see sites visited today/yesterday/2 days ago/etc : History Menu
  3. see thumbnails of pages in session history : Reveal
  4. Back to Top of the Page
  5. Suggestions/Corrections : Comment in blog : wordpress : I want a Firefox Extension to …

Blogging :

  1. blog about the current page : Performancing for Firefox
  2. blog to Blogger service : BlogThis
  3. blog to LiveJournal/etc : Deepest Sender
  4. comment about the blog page : coComment
  5. know when blog content is under Creative Commons license : mozCC
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Add Facebook Button to Email Signature

Note: I will no longer be updating this blog as I have moved to a personal domain name. You can find more posts by me at http://vikramrathore.com/

I have been emailing my clients for quite some time now and the signature at the end of my emails looked like this:

Simple and nothing special about it

Now, I wanted to be able to add atleast a couple of social bookmarks like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to make the signature look just a bit better. Nothing flashy though.

Since, I use Thunderbird as my email client, I set out on a long journey to put in buttons and images and then linking them to URLs.. nothing worked.

Then I found, the WiseStamp Email Signature plugin for Thunderbird and Firefox and it worked like a charm.

Wisestamp empowers your web mail signatures in Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and AOL. Simply add the plug-in to firefox or Thunderbird and configure your signature in a couple of simple steps.

Now my Signature looks like this:

Signature with Linkedin and Twitter Buttons

I have kept it simple and just added two buttons. You can add tons of buttons like:
Amazon, Bebo, Blogger, del.icio.us, DeviantART, Digg, Ebay, Facebook, Flickr, Flixster, Friendfeed, Google, Google Wave, Linkedin, Livejournal, Meetup, MyBlogLog, MySpace, Netflix, Netvibes, Orkut, Photobucket, Picasa, Plaxo, Plurk, Reddit, Seesmic, Slideshare, Stumbleupon, Technorati, Tumblr, Twitter, Typepad, Upcoming, Vimeo, VisualCV, WordPress, Xanga, Xing, Yahoo, Yedda, Yelp, Youtube.