Today I was able to attend a seminar, put on by a local college on how to have a successful job search. They had a whole days worth of activities planned, with a free lunch right in the middle.
Now, there were quite a few people there and quite a few training stations – but very little time to chit-chat. The organizers had us there for one reason, and one reason only – help us to get a job.
For me, out of all the stations that I went to, the most valuable one to me was the lesson on how to make a resume. They taught us two effective methods of making a resume – let me share them with you.
The first one was obvious, and they showed us how to write a resume. In our case, we used a computer and a word processing program to do that. The method that we were taught was to write out all the information you needed to make the resume in point form, and then create it from your notes.
The second method we looked at was more of a software based approach. We were shown a software based resume builder (and a website too) that would let you fill in the blanks to make your resume. It was very easy, though they tended to use a standardized template, so your resume would look like everyone else’s.
I think that I am going to practice a bit when I get home – just like any other skill you need to practice it to master the skill.