What can you do to distinguish yourself from the crowd and win in the job-search game? To a large extent, it is your ability to market yourself and to present your qualifications, experience and achievements in a manner that is sharp, focused and aggressive. The first step in starting the job-hunting process is creating a RESUME.
Whether you are a candidate for the position of General Manager, Marketing Manager, or trainee, your résumé must highlight your skills, accomplishments and work experience in a way that distinguishes you from hundreds of other candidates flooding companies’ mailboxes. A good résumé grabs the reader’s attention and increases your chances of being called for an interview.
Potential employers use the résumé to make an initial assessment of your skills, which can possibly lead to an interview. Consider your résumé to be your sales tool. This one sheet of paper needs to convince the employer that you, out of all the candidates, deserve a job interview. Along with the content, the appearance of your résumé should be neat and professional.
To assist you in drafting and polishing your résumé, the career center offers multiple services such as: Résumé 101 and High Impact Résumé Workshops, Résumé Review Clinics, a quick 15 minutes review of your résumé during walk in hours every working day from 12 to 3 pm, an individual résumé critique appointment scheduled through CareerWEB with one of the professional career advisors and trained Peer Career Advisors who will assist you in putting your information in the best format matching your career goals.