Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creating a "One of a Kind" Resume

Everyone dreams of having the perfect job that is right for them.  Their dreams can come true if they can set themselves apart from the competition and prove to the employer why they are the best candidate for the  position.  This may be hard to do but with a brief, clear,and concise resume. one can reach their dream job. 

Below are the links of videos that talk about how to create the perfect resume.  These videos were very helpful to me because they talked about every specific detail of constructing a resume including the form to use depending on your qualifications.  I found this information to be very useful because it teaches the "10 Commandments" of a resume that I wasn't aware of. All of this helpful information can be used at anytime in my life as I continuously change my resume and gain more experience. 

http://digital.films.com.login.library.coastal.edu:2048/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=8007

http://digital.films.com.login.library.coastal.edu:2048/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=37002

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Creating a Stellar Resume

When starting your job search, the very first step should be creating a resume. A resume should be carefully constructed, for it can either make or break a job offer.  When writing and reviewing your resume, it is important to make sure you have included your personal information, your objective, overview of work history, listing of organizations you are currently or were involved in, competencies, and your abilities. It is also always a good idea to include contact information of people you feel confident would speak highly of you.  I have been taught that a key to making it to the "Possible Employee" pile is to create a resume that is more than one page.  This will help you stand out from the other applicants and give an impression that you are very involved, motivated, and experienced. After all, those are some of the main things employers look for in their employees.
After completing your resume, you should check it for small errors and have a professional review it to get a second opinion.  Before applying for a job, it is always a good idea to do some research of the company to understand what the company is all about. Hiring managers are not looking for employees who meet the bare minimum, they are looking for employees who can reach or exceed their expectations. Find ways to set yourself a part from the other competition and don't be afraid to show your skills and accomplishments that you have obtained throughout your education and experience, for this may be the reason you landed a wonderful job opportunity!