Making Career Connexions – Face to Face!
Tips from the Grassroots HR Advisor!
Before you start writing out your resume, do a little thinking ~either with a friend, acounselor, or with a Grassroots Advisor. For a consultation, call
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Worksheet for a Great Résumé
Exercise 1. List Your Contact Details
Name:Professional/Career Objective:Address:City/State/Pin:Daytime Phone:Fax: Other:Mobile:Email:
Exercise 2. What’s In It for Your Prospective Employer?
You will typically be hired on the basis of what you can provide for your prospective employer and their organization. On your résumé, your value can be expressed as three components:1.
are specific talents that you offer a prospective employer – that is, your ability to contributeto an employer’s goals and objectives.2.
include specific training and preparation, such as academic credentials,certifications, and licenses. Your qualifications may be formal (a Master’s degree or a driver’slicense or informal (attending training courses, workshops, or seminars), but relevant to a particular position.3.
are neither skills nor qualifications, but they are valuable to an employer just thesame. If a person has a strong and respected reputation in a community or an industry, for example, this reputation would be a valuable asset to a company that is seeking to make an impactin that community or industry.Spend some time thinking about the job responsibilities that you’ve had in the past, or are preparing totake on. Ask yourself what skills you have that make you employable. How would you answer when anemployer asks: ‘Why should I hire you? How would you contribute to our bottom line?’A hiring decision is made only to take care of a concern, such as data entry or cloud computing, or answering phones in an organization. The moment that an employer can see that you posses a skill that isa match for his or her concern, is when your chances of being hired are better. So be clear about your value.Are loyalty, dependability, and hard work skills?
. These are character traits. Focus on concrete skills.Avoid fluff and ambiguity. Instead of saying, “I have good communication skills,” go a step further and
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