More Great Sites!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 4, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Below are listed some of the best places to put your resume, look at job openings and more….

  • CareerBuilder-powers career sites for more than 9,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals like MSN and AOL.
  • CareerSite-job listing service.
  • Employment Guide-it’s an easy to use, all-purpose site.
  • Indeed-job listing aggregator, search engine for jobs, find jobs posted on thousands of company sites and boards.
  • Job Central National Labor Exchange-service of DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit of leading U.S. corporations in alliance with NASWA. Listings from all 50 state employment services and employer listings.

Resume Mistakes Will Cost You

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 22, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

How many of these mistakes have you made on your resume?

As you know, the job market is tight, that’s why your resume must be perfect. Take a look at the suggestions below and check your resume for any of these errors:

  1. No Duties-Don’t write about your duties. Instead, show how your skills have helped you accomplish something measurable. Think of the person reading your resume–what would impress them about what you’ve done?
  2. Current Only-Stick to recent accomplishments and responsibilities. The most recent position should have the most bullet points, past jobs very few.

The Importance of Volunteer Work

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 14, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

 

Volunteer to increase your chances of being hired.

Volunteer work isn’t just something you do to look good on a resume. Thousands of people have turned their volunteer experience into a life-changing experience for themselves–and those they’ve helped. And if you’re a college student or grad, it’s a must-have on your resume to show you’ve taken the initiative to gain experience and skills.

Add Value & Build Character

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 10, 2011 in , , | No Comments

When you volunteer your time in an organization, it fills their needs and those they serve.

But, it also builds character and adds value to your college application and resume.

You’ve seen it posted here on this site before and most likely elsewhere–volunteering is important! Whether you are in school, a grad, or have been out pounding the pavement seeking employment, volunteer experience on your resume or college application is a must.

Creating Your First Resume

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 14, 2010 in , , | No Comments

There is no better time to start building your resume than NOW! But writing your first resume can be tough; trying to focus on your educational and extracurricular activities and less on your lack of work experience.

To get started, I would highly suggest getting a pen and paper and writing a draft/list that you can use as a blue print for your resume. In the draft list all of your educational experience (years, degrees, honors, etc.), extracurricular and volunteer experience (years, description, position), and any work experience, including any internships (years, description, position). Once you have all of this information, you can easily put it into a resume format.

Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 25, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Top Ten To Remember

The following are the most common mistakes people make when looking for a job. It was originally compiled by a Human Resource professional and now updated by me.

  • Don’t follow instructions on the application or don’t file before the deadline.
  • Don’t apply for the job opening.
  • Make mistakes in spelling and grammar.
  • Submit an application that is dirty and wrinkled.
  • Forget to include a resume.
  • Make vague statements about their qualifications.
  • Are late to the interview, or don’t show up at all.

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 18, 2010 in , , | 6 Comments

The Art of Crafting a Resume

Writing a resume can easily be described as crafting a tool used to market yourself. It is much more than a list of education, work experience, and volunteer endeavors, it is a way to convey your value to a potential employer–both present and future. Taking the time to craft a winning resume will be well worth the effort, since this is the first introduction of who you are and what capabilities you possess, to those that do the hiring.