How do you cook your resume?

March 11, 2010

Cooking isn’t any different than writing a resume.  Each dish we cook needs different spices.  Every resume is written for a specific job and company.  When you think of the outcome of adding or not adding a spice it comes down to the right fit.  How will the spice fit with the others spices I’ve already added?  If it doesn’t fit, don’t add.

Resumes are the same because you write them specific to the job.  You would write a different resume for a job in an IT firm, hospital or restaurant.  Between users, patients and patrons you’d have probably a 85% difference in resume.

So write your resume simpler.  Don’t pressure cook it.  Make sure it’s ready for the position.  If necessary speak with a resume expert or writer.  Especially if you haven’t written a resume before or haven’t written one for 5+ years.  Add the right spice to the right dish.  That way everyone is happy.

Leave a comment about how do you cook your resume? What have you cut off your resume to make it fit to 1 page or to show off other skills or experiences?

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Census Jobs 2010 & State Jobs for You

February 24, 2010

The census 2010 is spurring government jobs.  Have you seen the commercials?  The census is in a hiring frenzy. Accumulating citizens for a measurement of national proportions.  The largest opportunity is as a census counter.  For more information: Check out the census job offers here

The stimulus has opened up a little flood gate for many states to recieve funding for education, healthcare and IT education.  We have all the information in our Monday Podcast

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September 10, 2009

Last night, President Obama gave an address to the joint houses of Congress. It’s something that every American should be aware of, because it has a high degree of probability of impacting you. It seems like most of this impact will be good, some of it, for a few, may be bad; either way, you should start planning now. Look at what’s in the plan, the details the president outlined last night, and decide on your best course of action now. It’s looking like the plan may require Americans to have health insurance (though certainly not at the prices being offered now); is this something that fits in your budget? If you can make these assessments now, it will help you down the road.

To be sure, most of the changes will not go into effect for a number of years, so there’s certainly no cause for alarm or panic. Rather, take the time to be an informed citizen and look at what’s on the horizon. Like I said, most of it will be good, especially for the people on this site who have been laid off and are looking for work. But either way, don’t let it sneak up on you.