Goodwill can assist individuals create resumes that will get noticed by employers in a number of ways:
- One to one assistance with a Career Development Specialist
- Information and access to a computer in our job search areas
- Feedback and resume critiques to ensure that you are utilizing the best resume possible
- Attend a workshop and learn the latest techniques in resume and cover letter writing
A resume is your personal marketing tool, and you need to use it properly. Always think of your resume as a selling tool that outlines your skills and achievements.
A resume is designed to do one thing and that is to get you an interview. If you are not getting interviews then it is probably your resume that is at fault and it will need to be modified.
There are two basic types of resume styles; the chronological resume and the functional or skilled based resume. The chronological resume lists your job history beginning with your present or most recent position. The skilled based resume emphasizes your abilities without providing detailed background information on where and when you acquired these skills.
Choosing the right type of resume will depend on your personal job search situation. The functional resume which can downplay your work history is suitable for people with gaps on their employment or entering new careers. Conversely people who can show a long labor history may choose the chronological resume as the one that best fits their situation.