Help Wanted: Why your resume was ignored
In this Help Wanted, wonder why you never heard a peep after applying for a job? Mashable came up with a list of the reasons employers may have ignored your resume.
1.) You use a Hotmail or AOL email address. This may say "I live in the past," when employers want you looking ahead to the future.
3.) Your LinkedIn photo is a selfie. It’s a professional site. You need a professional photo.
4.) You forgot to use CTRL F word search. We all know spell check is important, but it turns out a lot of cover letters and resumes are addressed to the wrong person or company. Those documents need to be tailored to the company you’re applying for. Use CTRL F to help speed up that process of checking them all over.
To see the full list from Mashable, click here.
Here’s a list of hiring and job related events happening through the Kentucky Career Center:
1.) Extra Help; at the center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday at 416 S. 6th St. in Paducah. They’re hiring general laborers and for clerical and professional positions.
2.) Lowes Hiring Event: From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at 3131 Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah. They’re hiring for multiple positions.
3.) Green Turtle Bay Hiring Event from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Green Turtle Bay Conference Center in Grand Rivers. They have entry level positions and professional positions available.
4.) West Kentucky Community and Technical College Career Fair: March 17; more details are coming soon.
5.) Resume Workshop from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the Kentucky Career Center in Paducah; RSVP required.
6.) West Kentucky Community and Technical College will be at the Kentucky Career Center in Paducah to discuss the EPIC Program from 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. on March 14. Other training opportunities will be discussed from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 16.
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