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Want to Create a Quick Resume?

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The library has a few resources to help you with resume writing. We have all of them linked on our Career Resources webpage under the heading of Resume Writing. The resource which is the quickest for creating resumes, gives great helpful tips on what to put in all the sections on a resume, has versatility in switching between resume… read more >>

Resume, no experience

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How to get experience so you can add things to your resume!  Participate in animal rescue Volunteer at a local shelter Work with a local charity Volunteer at the hospital Create your own web/social/vlog/blog/YouTube media site Play sports such as basketball, football, cheerleading, yoga, hiking, tennis or swimming Work at a Renaissance Fair Create a… read more >>

Back to Work: Resumes and Applicant Tracking Systems

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How to get your resumes seen by Applicant Tracking Systems!  What is an Applicant Tracking System?  An applicant tracking system is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment and hiring needs from receiving resumes to hiring employees. An ATS can be implemented or accessed online at enterprise- or small-business levels, depending on… read more >>

Back to Work: Resume Worksheet

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Need help creating your resume.  The resume worksheet below will help you gather your thoughts.  Writing things down and really thinking about what you accomplished or did at your current or past jobs will really help in organizing a well-written resume!   Print this out and get those creative thoughts going!  Download a copy here!

Action Verbs for Resumes

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These are the types of words you would use to describe your accomplishment and job duties.  **Remember to use the present and past tense correctly on resumes, if you are working at a job now you want to write in the present tense.  If you left a job, you want to write in the past… read more >>

Introduction to LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a professional social media platform.  This is where you can go to connect with business colleagues, network yourself, search for work, conduct research on various companies, showcase your business or products.  LinkedIn is essentially the new resume.  This profile can provide an in-depth insight of who you are, what you do, and what you have accomplished.  You can connect… read more >>

References for Resumes

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WHAT ARE REFERENCES? Job references are validations from people who can tell other people about yourself.  They can provide proof that you are a competent individual.  People are more likely to trust another person telling them that you are a great and productive worker.  A reference is someone who’s willing to confirm what you did, when you did it, and… read more >>