Welcome back to our job search blog series. Hard to believe it’s 11 in your Get Hired strategy sequence. Are you following the action steps?
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Job Search Tip #10: Create a resume template
On yesterday I explained that your resume would most likely be screened by a computer and a hiring manager. Therefore, your resume should include key words that appear in each job description. Prepare a standard resume that will be tailored to each position for which you apply.
10 resume preparation tips:
- Review sample resumes for ideas for your own job search materials.
- Use Arial or Times New Roman 12 point font. Choose a format that is easy to read.
- Resume header should include full name, address, best phone number to reach you on, and a professional email address.
- List your most recent and relevant experience first.
- Include name of company, job title, years of employment, and location for each position.
- List key accomplishments and not just job duties for each position.
- Be truthful. Do not invent skills or responsibilities.
- Try to keep your resume at one or two pages. You do not have to list all of your work experience. Fifteen years is a good rule of thumb.
- Highlight relevant education and training.
- Check and recheck your grammar and spelling.
Stay tuned for job search tip #11 tomorrow.
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Nicki Sanders, Chief Visionary Officer of The Teen Toolbox, is a Life Skills Expert who uses her Packaged For Success™ programs to help clients set goals for life and create a road map to reach those goals. Ms. Sanders is an experienced case manager, trainer, and administrator. She offers professional development training for both youth and adults. Ms. Sanders holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and has fifteen years of direct experience with a diverse array of clients in residential, school-based, and community based agencies.
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