Help Wanted: Perfecting your resume in the new year

The new year may be bringing a new job search your way. Here are four ways to perfect your resume in the new year, according to U.S. News & World Report.

1.) Your career objective: You don’t necessarily need to label this on your resume, but it should reflect a professional purpose.
     
2.) Your layout: Once you have a professional goal in mind, you need to reexamine your resume to see if the layout helps or hurts.

3.) Your impact: A powerful resume communicates the impact of your roles, not just the tasks you performed.

4.) Your errors: Print out your resume. Too many times we miss errors by proofreading on a screen.

To read the full article on perfecting your resume, click here.
     
Speaking of your resume, you’ll need it for two upcoming hiring events hosted by the Kentucky Career Center in Paducah.

1.) Lynx Hiring Event: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 at 416 S. 6th St. in Paducah. Lynx is seeking customer service representatives to fill full-time, part-time and bilingual positions.

2.) From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.on Jan. 25, a representative with the new EPIC program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Computer Information Technology & Medical Information Technology) will be at the Kentucky Career Center in Paducah at 416 S. 6th St. Click here to learn more about the program and what it offers.

If there’s a job opening you’d like me to pass along, email me at jhorbelt@wpsdlocal6.com.

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