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"Resumes are what people use to get jobs, right?"
resume is a one page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments,
and experience. The purpose of a resume is to successfully market
yourself to employers for an opportunity to interview for jobs.
The time it takes to write a great resume is time well spent. It is an
important life skill to master, as you will revise your resume
throughout your life as your career unfolds. Even if you stay with the
same employer, you will want to be able to represent your
accomplishments to get favorable performance reviews, win raises,
receive promotions and compete for the best assignments. Your updated
resume can provide evidence of your value to a firm.
Unless you are a novice with Microsoft Word, we don’t suggest using
resume templates. Templates restrict the flexibility you have in
organizing information, and give little opportunity for your unique
qualities to shine through.
much as possible, the information should be customized to the needs and
skills of each job opportunity. Looking up job descriptions to identity
the duties, education and experience requirements, skills and personal
qualities is important. The best single source of job descriptions is
the U.S. Department of Labor’s
Occupational Outlook Handbook. While you must always tell the truth
and avoid exaggerating your qualifications, a resume is no place for
modesty either. Employers will expect you to let them know what skills,
abilities, talents, traits and experiences you have relative to their
Westchester Community College’s Career & Transfer Center has written
Resume Guidelines 2009-2011 with community
college students in mind. A hard copy is available for the asking, call
914-606-6760 or download it using the link above.
Resume Writing Workshop Schedules
For Workshop Schedules please see our
calendar of events.