What’s the best way to find a job?
Personal networking still works best. Many companies hire from internal referrals and never publish job openings.
What is the preferred online format for a resume?
Most feel Adobe PDF works best. Be aware that an employer may be viewing your application via a mobile phone. Mobile traffic involving job search more than doubled in 2012 over 2011. Is your resume readable?
Do you know what gap analysis is?
Career-wise it’s looking at 2 questions: 1. where are you? 2. Where do you want to be?
Take a look at your skills and decide what education/training you need to get to where you want to be. Today, there are many free low-cost online and local educational opportunities available to you.
Do you know how to incorporate Problem/Action/Results into your resume?
Instead of saying you were a secretary for x number of years; use the “P.A.R” Problem/Action/Results approach.
Example: “Developed a customer management system using Microsoft Access to store data from a manual rolodex system, increasing efficiency of mass mailings to customers by 90%.”
Come to our free Online Job Searching class at the Library! Registration begins Feb. 20. Call the Library at 845-352-5700, ext. 294.