Looking for a job or a career change? This collection of annotated links will help you:
create a résumé, write cover and thank you letters, do networking,
research a company, prepare for an interview, job search on the
Internet, search classified ads effectively; includes articles on scannable résumés.
CCAC's guide tells how to effectively communicate with potential employers on paper as well as online. Provides info about publishing a resume online, preparing a "Scannable Resume" and also includes Sample Resumes.
Explore this site for a wide variety of useful articles to enhance your job search skills, or use the Hot Buttons to lead you to these specific articles by The Very Quick Job Search author, Mike Farr. Topics include:
Succinct descriptions of the different types of letters which may be used at different times while seeking employment: networking and cover letters, interview follow-up, as well as offer acknowledgement, rejection or acceptance correspondence, etc. Bibliography included.
Suggestions for assembling a useful portfolio; includes a sampler showing the wide range of work samples or artifacts that can be included in today's career portfolio. Other resources for portfolio development are also available in this section.
This article by Margaret Heskett, from the Student CEC Spotlight, gives good information for appropriate sections and types of materials to include in a teaching portfolio, and provides suggestions for effective utilization during interviews.
Employers use resumes, application forms, written tests,
performance tests, medical examinations, and interviews to screen
applicants. You can use each of these different evaluation procedures to
your advantage. Includes specific suggestions for:
The author of TOP SECRET Resumes & Cover Letters offers excellent suggestions for utilizing resumes effectively. Includes Key Factors which help explain why most resumes fail and how yours can be designed to really stand out (so you'll be noticed and obtain interviews)!
Bridget Feery, RN, BSN and Christine M. Tierney, RN, C, MSN present these tips to help nurses assemble or update a resume for today's job market. Provided by Nursing Spectrum as part of their Continuing Education Program: Career Fitness Online.
Tips for writing and formatting a scannable resume that computers can read, including hints for specific headings and keywords to maximize your ability to get "hits" (a hit is when one of your skills matches the computer search).
Includes an On-Line Resume Builder -- fill in data on the form; your formatted resume will be displayed; save, print, or submit it to Resumix to be considered for job openings.
These Power Tips for Scannable Resumes will help ensure that your resume will make the cut when scanned by the computers used by your next potential employer. [This material has been excerpted from Electronic Resume
Revolution by Joyce Lain Kennedy and Thomas J. Morrow.]
Info provided to job applicants at CIGNA: Optimize the physical layout of your resume for the OCR scanning process; learn how to utilize nouns so that the computer's key word search will target you for the opening.
This article by Jewels Horvath is based on the Joyce Lain Kennedy's book, The Electronic Resume Revolution, and offers clear, concise instructions for assembling a resume that can be
scanned successfully. Other job search resources are also available from the Career Center.
How You Can Use Labels to Manage the Perils of High-Speed Searching.
Keyword skills are becoming increasingly critical to a successful job search. Use the information & materials at this site to develop your keyword skills; view examples of keyword searches; practice by analyzing resume samples.