Employment Research & Resume Writing
Your resume is one of the most important documents you’ll create. It’s critical to have an accurate, up-to-date version on hand at all times. Did you know that recruiters and Human Resources personnel look at a resume for no more than 30 seconds, and sometimes less, before deciding to contact you or move on to the next candidate? If you have only a few seconds for your resume to get someone’s attention, it has got to be perfect.
If you do not have any paid work experience yet, you can include any club, babysitting, volunteer, family business, or extracurricular activity or even hobbies etc. Make it your real resume so you can edit and build upon it in the future.
For this assignment you will conduct a job search and create a personal resume following these steps:
Step 1. Conduct a job search for positions available currently in your current field of study. After reviewing no less than five job postings, choose one that you would like to apply for . If you do not have the skill set needed to apply for the position, it is okay to assume that you are applying to be an intern in the role.
Step 2. Draft a personal resume. You are welcome to use the templates that come with Microsoft Word, however, keep in mind that these are widely used so your resume may not stand out as it would if you used your own formatting. Make sure your resume is Optical Character Recognition (OCR) friendly as the first step is usually to scan it into a database. From their keywords are searched to see if you might be a good fit. Include keywords from the ad within your resume and cover letter. Lookup your desired position on https://www.onetonline.org/ and glass door.com are good research sites.
Step 3. Review the course materials on resume formats and do some Internet research on your own to look for sample resumes for the type of job you wish to apply for.