4 free resources to help write your best resume ever

4 free resources to help write your best resume ever

blog resumesWriting a resume can feel overwhelming since it’s what makes your first impression on a potential employer.

Whether you’re a recent grad or someone looking for a new job, we have resources to help you write your best resume.

Free Online Tools

  1. Check out the online resource  Testing and Education Reference Center. First, you’ll need to create an account which is easy, quick, and straightforward; then you’ll watch an online tutorial.

Creating a Resume

Resume Builder will walk you through the creation process. Asking questions and using your answers to create your resume.

A great feature is that you can create different ones highlighting different skill sets so you can customize your resume for each company you apply to.

Creating and keeping your resume online has advantages. Online means you can write and update it anywhere you have internet access and a device – at home, a café, wherever.

Another benefit is that it makes updates super easy. Each time you learn a new skill, a few mouse clicks and your resume is the most current version.

Comfortable with online job searches? Then you should probably create a LinkedIn profile. We show you how.

Keeping it current

Even if you’ve already written your resume, you’ll still want to upload it to Resume Builder. Formats go in and out of style. Since you want the most up-to-date look, you’ll want to lose that Comic Sans font for something a bit more current and professional.

While you’re at it, update your skills list and job history. Make it a yearly habit of updating your resume.

Another benefit of the site is that it also walks you through writing a cover letter. Cover letters are a way of introducing yourself to your prospective employer and giving them information not included on your resume. Be sure that you’re not making mistakes. No one wants the job search equivalent of spinach in their teeth.

If you don’t have internet access, check out a Wifi hotspot from one of our branches!

 

We can help

  1. All of our branches have desktop and laptop computers with MS Word installed. Every location also has printers and scanners. Consider us your home office away from home.
  2. Not sure how to use MS Word? Need help setting up an email account? We do that! Sign up for a one-on-one session with a librarian and get your questions answered by an information professional.
  3. Finally, if using a physical book more your comfort zone, then we’ve got you covered.  Visit a branch and browse our selection of job search books. Our staff is available if you need help finding the right book.

Good luck finding your perfect job!

 

 

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