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Overview of Templates for Employee Resume Documents
Overview of Templates for Employee Resume Documents

A guide to the requirements for adding a document template to your OpenAsset system

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Written by CJ Teeter
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Document templates are scripts developed by our Onboarding and Support Team that can be added to your OpenAsset system in order to push information and images into publishing programmes like InDesign, Affinity Publisher, PowerPoint and Word. We work closely with you to ensure the template matches your specifications in terms of layout and formatting.

You can add multiple templates to your system. For example, you could have templates for creating documents in different languages, or with different orientations or numbers of pages.

To discuss adding a new document template to your system, contact your CSM or our Support Team.

How do Employee Resume Templates Work?

Downloading Employee Resume Documents

Document templates are accessible from the right-hand menu of the Employees page. You can use them by creating a selection of employees, and then clicking the Export icon. This will launch a menu where you can choose your desired template.

Next, choose the template you would like to use from your available options. To make it easier, you can search for the template, navigate to the different publishing platform tabs available, or navigate to the Favorites tab to access pre-selected Favorites.

Selecting Individual Project Roles

If your document template has the Project Role Selector enabled, you will be able to select which roles appear in resume documents from a checklist. This is much quicker than manually editing the resume documents.

How to Add an Employee Resume Template to your System

Once you have contacted our Support Team, we will require a few items from you. Please provide OpenAsset with the following:

  • Blank version of the InDesign template

  • Completed version of the template

  • Is there any special formatting for the text required? (split "Education" by commas and new lines, "Location" being a combination of "City" and "State" and "Country" if not USA, etc.)

Blank template

Your blank template should contain no employee information, but should feature the names of the headings as they appear in the resume document eg. 'Relevant Experience', 'Hire Date'. For each information heading, please specify the field in OpenAsset that this information will be pushed from.

We will use the formatting of your document as the basis for your document template, so please ensure that the fonts, spacing and Paragraph/Character/Object styles are as they should appear in the completed resume document. The file can be saved in either an .INDD or .IDML format.

Below is an example of a blank template file. Click the image to view it in more detail, or you can download the .IDML file here.

Completed template

Follow the same guidelines as above, but this version should be a working resume document, containing any images and information that would appear in a completed resume document.

Below is an example of a completed template file. Click the image to view it in more detail, or you can download the .IDML file here.

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