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Helpful Resume Tips

January 5, 2016
Computer keys spelling, "Find Job"

Are you looking for a new job or wanting to start your career? You can find job listings online, in a newspaper or even on signs posted in business windows. No matter how you find your job, almost every employer wants to see one document in particular: a resume.

Your resume stands as an important piece of your application process because it is part of the initial impression you can leave with employers. Usually, employers will see a printed copy or online version of your resume before they ever hear your voice or see your face. This gives you a prime chance to display your skills and qualifications and land the next step in the process, an interview.

The information and design of your resume remain completely up to you, the applicant, but certain pieces of information are standard. Some items you should probably have on your resume include:

  • Contact information
  • Employment history with job descriptions
  • Education
  • Applicable skills

Employ Georgia

The Georgia Department of Labor offers a free program called Employ Georgia. Job seekers can create an account and either upload an existing resume or use the resume building tool. The site then uses information, such as your past employment and skills, to find potential job matches.

When you build your resume on the website, Employ Georgia takes you through detailed steps to best define your qualifications. You can also browse on your own through the several thousands of jobs listed to find exactly what you’re looking for. Even if you want to expand your search beyond the Employ Georgia listings, it can be a great resource if you’re just starting to put together your resume.

CareerOneStop

Another great resume resource is CareerOneStop, an organization associated with the U.S. Department of Labor. They have a full resume writing guide to teach you what to include, organizational methods and how to make sure your future employers notice you in the vast sea of applicants.

Good luck on your job search. Now get out there and market your skills!

For more tips on job seeking in Georgia, check out our Popular Topic.

Rachel Hart

About the Author

Rachel Hart is the User Experience Designer for Digital Services Georgia. On Georgia.gov, she makes government material approachable with writing, infographics, videos, and other imagery.

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