Submit resume with style

My family made transition from windows to Ubuntu (for everyday use) and Debian (for me to learn more by wasting days and sometimes weeks to get small things working.). Resently my contract ended and am in the market searching for new contracts. I was using libre office and open office in different pc’s. I edited my resume and also submitted it to some positions. But later when I opened my resume in windows I was surprised to see the bulleted lists are not within custom margin in word. Everything else looks the same but bullets does not look good.

Unfortunately HR personnel does not generally ask for rtf or pdf formats. Again the fonts are different in Ubuntu and Windows. So, Be sure you have access to windows OS and Word for submitting your resume as mostly HR personnel might be using windows and word.

Save it in word 95/98 format and not latest docx format as we don’t know which version they are using.

Microsoft word has a great feature called styles. create custom styles and make sure everything is using one of your custom style. This feature will save a lot of time while you do little customization to your resume for each job submission. To learn more about word styles see some youtube videos on using word styles.

Search monster, dice, google for resume samples to know what formats everyone is using. Now think and create your unique resume style for resume and cover letter different from others. It tells more about you to HR.

Regarding content, you might also want to incorporate some small good things from the resumes you found. Now review and see if you can improve on it.

It’s been 12 years I still revise my resume So, It’s easy to endup in an endless loop.

All the best and don’t forget to submit with style

How to use webfonts in wordpress

It took some time to get it working for me and understand how web-fonts work. Here is my learning..

There are some websites that offer free webfonts. One of it is http://www.fontsquirrel.com.  Say you liked “Alex Brush” font. Go to its “web font kit” tab and click “Download @font-face kit” button to download the fonts.

Go to your website and create “font” folder (it can be any name but for this tutorial sake I am using “font” folder name) at the root of your domain or sub-domain. It is important to upload separately for each sub-domain within which you want to use web fonts. Upload all the fonts you like to use in your website.

Open wp-content/themes/<your theme folder>/style.css (if you know how to create child theme then open your child themes css) and append the following codes and modify it for your fonts.


/* one @font-face tag for each web font you want to use */
@font-face {
font-family: 'AlexBrushRegular';
src: url('/font/AlexBrush-Regular-OTF-webfont.eot');
src: url('/font/AlexBrush-Regular-OTF-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
url('/font/AlexBrush-Regular-OTF-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
url('/font/AlexBrush-Regular-OTF-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
url('/font/AlexBrush-Regular-OTF-webfont.svg#AlexBrushRegular') format('svg');
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
}

/* site title font */
.site-title {
font-family: 'AlexBrushRegular';
}

/* post title font */
article.post .entry-title, article.page .entry-title {
font-family: 'AlexBrushRegular';
font: 60px/68px 'AlexBrushRegular', Arial, sans-serif;letter-spacing: 0;
}

/* post content font*/
article.post .entry-content, article.page .entry-content {
font-family: 'AlexBrushRegular';
font: 36px/1.2 'AlexBrushRegular', Arial, sans-serif;letter-spacing: 0;
}

Now all posts in wordpress will be using the webfonts you selected. You can have a separate font for title and content by just adding its @font-face section just after existing @font-face section and renaming the font names in the title or content by following my comments in css.

If you want to customize a particular post. Use the script below and customize it and append to your css. To know post id check the html generated in your browser and search for “post-”. For firefox and IE you should be able to see page source pressing “ctrl+u”.

/* @font-face for a particular post */
@font-face {
font-family: 'DesyrelRegular';
src: url('/font/desyrel-webfont.eot');
src: url('/font/desyrel-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
url('/font/desyrel-webfont.woff') format('woff'),
url('/font/desyrel-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'),
url('/font/desyrel-webfont.svg#DesyrelRegular') format('svg');
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
}

/* particular post title font*/
#post-29 .entry-title {
font-family: 'DesyrelRegular';
font: 60px/68px 'some other font', Arial, sans-serif;letter-spacing: 0;
}

Your site users will love to see your web-fonts