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.

2.) They can’t find you on Google. You need to have some kind of easily accessible web presence, like a LinkedIn account.

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.

If there’s a job opening you’d like me to let people know about, email me at jhorbelt@wpsdlocal6.com.

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