Northeastern British Columbia
WHERE TO START?
TYPES OF RESUMES:
RESUME DO'S AND DON'TS
10 QUICK TIPS FOR RESUME SUCCESS
9 WORST RESUME MISTAKES
10 WAYS YOUR RESUME IRKS HIRING MANAGERS
DON'T MAKE THESE MISTAKES
WHAT'S IN A NAME
WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & SKILLS
Make sure the address you're giving is reliable. If you're still at
school, and your address is still in a state of flux, put a permanent
address in case somebody pulls your resume from a file a few months
after you send it in. Avoid post office boxes (unless you're in school)
because they make people suspect that you're hiding something.
The best way to show your perspective employer that you're
comfortable with digital life is to state your e-mail address directly
below your physical address. But if you use your on-line account for
more than just work, beware. If you're one of AOL's millions of users,
for instance, make sure your member profile doesn't contain anything
incriminating, embarrassing, or inappropriate, or that your screen name
isn't something along the lines of firstname.lastname@example.org. Similarly, with
newsgroups so easily searched by engines like DejaNews, make sure you
haven't posted anything recently your grandmother would be ashamed of.
And be sure you check your e-mail on a regular basis.
A phone number is a must. If your number's also likely to change
soon, list the number of a stable friend or family member willing to
function as your answering service. There are also reputable answering
services available, if you have no friends or family in the area.
If you're job hunting and you don't have an answering machine, get
one. Some voice mail systems, sold by local phone companies, will not
only take calls faithfully but can also take messages while you're on
the phone with someone else. That way you'll be prepared to handle the