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.
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 (Please note, I am not asking you to apply in real life!). 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.
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.
Step 4. Revise, edit, and proofread your resume so that it is professional in appearance and appropriate based on your background and the industry you wish to work in. Consider what key words should be on the resume so that it would be selected for interview during a computer generated selection process. PLEASE PROOFREAD! In some companies, a typo on a resume results in the immediate rejection of that candidate. Research what may legally be on a resume for your industry. For example, many industries will not even consider your resume if it has a photo, but including photos is common in some.