What’s wrong with your resume?
I bet you don’t have a clue!
Debra Ann will serve as 2016-7 NRWA Dir of Industry, Workforce, Military, Community Career Services
It sure is surprising when we present our very best and get little to no response. I attended our annual National Resume Writer’s Association Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, last week and if I heard it once, I heard it stated twice, that:
If you are not getting interviews, it’s your resume!
Many others have much to say about this interviewing-grabbing document that we call a resume.
#1 – Avoid the old school big block format. Give your resume an appealing look.
#2 – Use active voice! Give your resume spice and energy. Avoid using “responsible for, assisted, provide, performed, tasked, and in addition to.”
#3 – Take out acronyms and technical jargon. Make sure that anyone outside of your line of work can understand your resume.
#4 – Don’t turn in irrelevant resumes. Match your work experience section to the targeted position.
#5 – Don’t demonstrate mediocre data. Hiring officials want to read about your unique contributions to your job. Include your best accomplishments!
#6 – Add education – Go beyond just the degree and college name. Include a list of courses and / or descriptions of three significant projects.
For those in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Please join us over the next few months for our Free Resume Training Class.
The classes will be held at the Leap Org Building, located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville, Tennessee.
Join us on the following dates:
- Tuesday, October 11th, 6pm
- Wednesday, October 26th, 530 pm
- Tuesday, November 15th, 6pm
- Wednesday, November 30th, 6pm
These free classes will encourage, enlighten, and inspire you to present your best skills forward!
Call for more information: 931.269.WR1T (9718)
Learn how to Make Your Resume Work For You!
Debra Ann Matthews, contributor, Modernize Your Job Search Letters
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