LOOKING for a JOB - Step 3 WORK on Your RESUME
June 13, 2013
Work on your resume. That sounds so simple, but it takes some time and repeated reviews. Ask your friends and parents to proof read and critique each edit. Improve, edit, improve, edit, improve.
This is true for seasoned professionals, too. Your resume is the foundation for grant applications, social network profiles, and opportunities. It never fails that the request for your resume happens on the busiest days. Be prepared!!!!!!!!!!!
One "speling eror" on your resume raises a red flag about your abilities and attention to detail; two errors and your job prospects diminish considerably. Obviously, if you don't care what your own resume looks like, employers will think this sloppy attitude will carry over to your job performance. You won't get hired.
Make sure your resume includes the keywords for the job you are looking to find. Posted on a job board or sent to a online job posting, it will most likely be scanned electronically for a keyword search. Use the "lingo" for your field and future job.
Use the free resume websites that are available online for formatting. Many fields have customary styles that do not translate to other media.
Your resume should be no more than one page.
Start on this today.
Take a couple of days to keep reviewing and improving.
Consider adding the fact that you are taking a digital skills class to your resume. Taking a class will look really good. Sorry to say, but do not include "workshops" on your resume. It looks like filler.
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