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On line help for a tough job market

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« on: December 20, 2008, 10:49:58 pm »

Unemployment is at a 14-year high. So, if you’re looking for a job, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, the competition makes landing a job more difficult.

You must be savvy. You’ll find plenty of help online. I have some tips, and some places to look.

Creating a stellar résumé

Your résumé is your professional calling card. A poorly executed one might well go into the trash. A clean, clear effort might get you an interview. Few people land jobs with just a good résumé. But a sloppy résumé is a killer. So, your résumé must be top-notch and error-free. It is the price of admission.
Most job boards offer tips for crafting a résumé. Or, search Google for sample résumés. Microsoft Word includes templates. Microsoft has more on its site. Take your time and do it right.

Watch out for filters

Companies often filter résumés with software. So, keywords are paramount. For example, list by name the programs you know. And include a job title in your objective.

Filters can also harm you when you e-mail your résumé. It could be flagged by a spam filter. For example, the term magna cum laude will likely flag your message.

For more of this article, go to Kim Komando`s  at the following link, she always has top notch advice!
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