Online Resumes: Optimizing Design to Service Recruiters

Elfi Furtmueller, Celeste Wilderom, Roland M. Müller

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Despite the increasing number of publications in e-Recruiting, there is still scant research on the specific requirements of online resume fields, in particular from the recruiters’ perspective. In this paper, the fields for resume forms are investigated by analyzing literature, interviewing recruiters and systematically categorizing and content-analyzing the resume fields of the 40 largest Dutch e- Recruiting sites. The findings reflect the main categories currently used in online resume forms: current career status, desired job, education, work experience, extracurricular activities, skills and personal and contact information. These identified online resume fields are discussed in light of prior resume design literature and compared with resume requirements derived from interviewing recruiters. Recommendations for resume design theory and practice are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2010
Event18th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2010 - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 7 Jun 20109 Jun 2010
Conference number: 18


Conference18th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2010
Abbreviated titleECIS
Country/TerritorySouth Africa


  • e-Recruiting requirement Analyses
  • e-Resume form design
  • Website content analysis
  • Online resume


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