Resumes for Today’s Job Market

Workshop:  Resumes for Today’s Job Market  – The “Rules” have changed. Does your resume reflect the new rules?

Today’s job seekers need to know how to document their skills, work history, and unique characteristics through the use of a resume and cover letter. They also need to effectively market themselves and set themselves apart in today’s competitive job market. In addition to learning about the importance of “online presence’, participants will also receive additional resources for developing effective marketing tools.  

  • Learning Outcomes:

Image of woman holding a laptop with her resume displayed in the backgroundParticipants will:

    • Identify how the rules for resume writing have changed in recent years
    • State the purpose of a resume and cover letter
    • Identify the key elements that should be included in a resume
    • Identify  4 major types of resumes
    • Define the term “Online Presence” and how it relates to resumes
    • Be able to locate resources for creating a resume and cover letter
    • Be able to create a resume based on current trends
  • Workshop Presenter:

           Kathleen E. High, M.Ed., CCSP, FCD-I

  • Downloads 

            PowerPoint File – General

            Workshop Handout

            Workshop Flyer

  • Additional Handouts Provided:

            Job Search Tools (Consisting of:)

                   Create a LinkedIn Profile

                   Job Search Websites

  • Resume Examples and Tips:

              Chronological Resume

                Functional Resume
                Combination Resume 
                Cover Letter

                ATS-Friendly Resumes

           Navigating the ATS for Job Seekers

           How to Write a Cover Letter

           How to Quantify Accomplishments
           The Best Fonts for Your Resume Ranked
           Funny Resume Bloopers
           Focus Resume on Your Results, Not Daily Tasks
           Common Grammar Rules For Resumes
           Sample Functional Resume
           Video: Slope of the Curve (Technology is Replacing Jobs)
           Video: Shift Happens
           Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid
           Most Overused Words
           #1 Solution For Nasty Employment Gaps On Your Resume 
           4 Resume Writing Rules For Listing Your Accomplishments
           4 Ways To Make Your Resume Perfect For A Job Opening 

           How to Make a Portfolio When Your Work Can’t Be Shared

  • Related Resources:

             American Jobs Centers/Career OneStop Centers

             Find a Certified Professional Resume Writer
             Vista Print (order business cards)
             Job Search Websites
             Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
             Assessment: Career Decoder Quiz – What is your workplace persona (role)?
             Video: “Entitlement Creed” 

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