Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Make sure your resume is employer-ready and avoid common mistakes

Do you want to make sure you avoid the top 10 resume mistakes? Has it been a long time since your last job search, and you need help refreshing your resume to make it current? Having a professional resume is an essential tool to remain competitive in the changing job market.

On Friday, Oct. 28, Career Development Services (CDS) is hosting "Resumania," an on-campus resume clinic that offers the perfect opportunity to find out if your resume is employer-ready. Stop by to learn the latest trends and quick recommendations on resume writing.

Volunteer employers will be on hand in room 51, College Hall, to provide you with a speedy resume review in just 10 minutes. If you would like to participate, email us at CDS@Peirce.edu or call us at 888-GO-PEIRCE, ext. 9202, by Wednesday, Oct. 26 for details.

This is a great opportunity to receive feedback from career counselors and human resources practitioners. They will work with you to make sure your resume stands out and gives you the best starting point for landing the interview and getting the job of your dreams. We want you to look as good in person as you do on paper, so business attire is strongly recommended.

Can’t make it on Friday? Have no fear -- there is "Virtual Resumania." Submit your resume via email in a Word document to CDS@Peirce.edu at any time on Nov. 2. You will receive expert feedback (via email) from career counselors and area human resource professionals on Nov. 4. Please use the subject line “Virtual Resumania.”

Perfecting your resume is tough, but we’re here to help. Feel free to ask questions in the comment section below, or make a one-on-one appointment with CDS at any time.