Learn How the Ticket to Work Program Can Work for You

Chapter 4 - Getting a Job

Résumé

Tips for résumé writing:

  • Choose a simple, clean format and organize the content in an easy-to-read manner
  • Summarize education, experience and accomplishments in a way that highlights the best and most relevant achievements and skills
  • Relate experience and skills to the job in question
  • Be clear, concise and error-free

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cartoon character sitting at his desk holding a resume

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines a résumé simply as a “summary” or “set of accomplishments.”

However, when it comes to finding the right job, a résumé should be given very thoughtful consideration.

A résumé provides an important opportunity to advertise and highlight your skills, experience, education and accomplishments,

as well as the chance to express your specific career goals. It is a first impression to potential employers.

Whether updating your résumé for a new career or writing a résumé for the first time, here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

Choose a simple, clean format and organize the content in an easy-to-read manner

Summarize your education, experience and accomplishments in a way that highlights the best and most relevant achievements and skills

Relate experience and skills to the job that you are targeting

Be clear, concise and proof read it to ensure that it is error-free

For additional tips and ideas on how to create a résumé that stands out, visit Career One-Stop’s Résumé Guide at www.careeronestop.org forward slash resumeguide.

A service provider may also be able to assist or coordinate help with résumé writing.

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