Help Wanted: Resume do’s and don’ts

Resume do’s and don’ts —You want it to get attention, but many of you may be embellishing a little too much.     

According to a CareerBuilder survey, employers say 62 percent of candidates embellished their skill sets, 54 percent of candidates embellished responsibilities, 39 percent of candidates lied about dates of employment, 31 percent of candidates lied about their job titles, 28 percent lied about their academic degrees.

What do employers really want from you, besides honesty?

It’s OK if you’re not 100 percent qualified. Forty-two percent of employers surveyed say they’d consider a candidate who only meets three out of five key qualifications.

Employers want a customized resume for the open position, a cover letter and more than 20 percent expect to see links to your online portfolio, blog or website.

To see the results of that survey in their entirety, click here.

Here are the job openings for this week:

1.) Telecommunicator – Carbondale Police Department in Carbondale, IL: To learn more and to apply, click here

2.) Administrative assistant – Chiropractic Office in Murray, KY: Applicant must have the ability to perform routine administrative/clerical duties such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, calling daily missed appointments, filing, maintaining patient folders, greeting patients, keep examination and waiting rooms clean and orderly, collect and accept patient payments, reconcile end of day bank deposit, set up meetings and new patient screenings for doctor. Good communication, interpersonal, organizational/time management skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team is a must. Applicant should enjoy working with all people, be energetic and compassionate and have the ability to establish a rapport with and instill confidence in patients who may be in pain. Must enjoy working with computer and compiling/organizing information and the ability to work on several tasks simultaneously. Compensation based upon experience. Employment type: full-time (Monday through Thursday). Call 270-759-1116 for more details.

3.) Corrections program administrator – Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Lyon County, KY: To learn more and to apply, click here.

4.) Electronic test tech – Siemens in Marion, KY: To learn more and to apply, click here.

5.) Human services caseworker (upward mobility target, title) – Saline County Family Community Resource Center in Harrisburg, IL: To learn more and to apply, click here.

6.) Staff development specialist I – Williamson County FCRC in Marion, IL: To learn more and to apply, click here.

Hiring agency Extra Help is holding two job fairs on Friday, Aug. 28, and Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the city hall building in Wickliffe, KY. This is specifically for laid off Verso workers and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, click here.

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