Oxnard Journal -----------------------

."Get A Job".

Serving Oxnard - Port Hueneme & Point Mugu and the Greater Oxnard Plain...

If you are looking for work...be flexible, mobile and versatile in all you can do. Here are some INTERNET resources you can use to self promote:

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R E S U M E ~~~ TIPS ~~~~~

The thought of writing or re-writing your resume can seem like an insurmountable task, and sometimes even intimidating.

Think of your resume as your marketing brochure.

Think of yourself as a product with unique features and benefits, and the employer or recruiter is a customer who needs this product. Your resume should be like a sales tool, telling the reader why they should want to meet you for demonstration of who you are.

Use your resume to get the interview. Don't go into detail about every item on your resume.

The purpose of your resume is to generate enough interest in you to have an employer contact you for an interview.

Again, think sales brochure. No one has ever been hired because they had a really detailed resume.

Use bullet points.

In the body of your resume, use bullets with short sentences rather than lengthy paragraphs. Resumes are read quickly. This bulleted sentence format makes it easier for someone to quickly scan your resume and still absorb the contents.

Use numbers, dollars, and percentages. Numbers, dollars, and percentages stand out in the body of a resume and grab the reader's attention. Think along the lines of number of people supervised, increased sales by $X amount of dollars, decreased departments payroll budget by X% percentage points.

Lead with your strengths.

Since resumes are typically reviewed in less than a minute, take the time to determine which bullet points most strongly support the type of job you are applying for. Put those strong points first where they are more apt to be read.

Pump up the positive.

Leave off negatives and irrelevant points off of your resume.

Stick to the point. Your accomplishments related to your career history is what the reader is looking for. Irrelevant personal information is not. You will not get an interview because you are a champion clog dancer.

Get your resume "out there."

Think of getting your resume out as a numbers game. The more the better. Apply for more jobs than less. Part of getting your resume out there is combining all of the resources that are available to you. Not only do you want to send your resume off to individual jobs that you see on the jobboards or in the newspaper, but you want to post your resume to as many resume databases as possible. Get your resume in front of as many Search Firms as possible.

Consider using a resume distribution service, which will email your resume to 1000's of recruiters in your industry for a small fee

Good Luck with your Search........


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