Visual Career Portfolio

A Visual Career Portfolio consists of two main components: visual career tools that represent your abilities, skills, capabilities, knowledge, qualities a representation of your potential in the workplace The purpose of the Visual Career Portfolio is to demonstrate that you have work-related skills and experience necessary to fulfill the requirements of a specific job. The…

Cover Letters

The purpose of a cover letter is to: Make a formal introduction of yourself Capture the interest of the reader Entice the reader to read your resume Allow you to state your case Highlight the attributes of interest to the employer Inspire action on the part of the reader (phone call to you) Your cover…

Resume “Do’s and Do nots”

Do…. Do not…. ·       View yourself as a marketable product and service to be presented to a hiring representative. ·       Try to tell the reader everything by including an exhaustive skills lists or a comprehensive work history. ·       Present yourself accurately and positively. ·       Lie or exaggerate. ·       Lead the reader through your points with…

Formatting Tips

Your name is one of the most important features on a resume because without it, your resume would be useless! Use a larger font size, such as 16 point or 18 point font, to make this information stand out. One of the best ways to set off names and headings is by using different kinds…

Chronological vs. Functional Resumes

Formatting your resume is an important decision in the resume development process. If your qualifications are presented in the right format, the reader can identify you as a worthy candidate in less than eight seconds. There are two basic resume formats: chronological and functional. Decide which format works best for you by reviewing the following…

Professional Experience

The Professional Experience section is the portion of your resume where you describe your prior work achievements, grouping them chronologically by organization/employer (chronological resume), or by functional skill (functional resume). For most people, it is the most difficult section of the resume to write! This section includes the name of your employer, title, duration of…

Resume Components

This section provides an overview of the components required to format a winning resume. It also contains basic information on the different types of resumes (chronological and functional) and when it is best to use each. The following information is contained in this section: Contact Information Objective Statement Profile and Skills Summary Professional Experience Education…

Achievement Statements

Now it is your turn to practice writing Achievement Statements! Use the template below to create Achievement Statements for your last three job positions, beginning with your most recent position first.  Create 3 to 5 achievement bullets for each position (using more bullets for the most recent and/or most important positions). –  Problem: –  Action:…