The Hill’s Robert Costa is back with the latest news on jobs, businesses, politics, education and more.
In his column, Costa takes on the question: “What to do when your employer doesn’t have the talent to fill your job?”
He gives a few tips on how to keep your resume relevant and interesting, and he reveals some great resources.
Here are some of his suggestions: Start with a resume.
Your resume needs to be at least a bit longer than you think.
The more detail you can provide, the better.
The better the resume is, the more likely it will attract a more diverse set of potential employers.
Start by writing down your name, address, phone number, email address and any other relevant information that may be helpful.
Include a job description and job descriptions of people who might be qualified to fill that position.
(Be sure to include a job title if you have one.)
Ask your boss if your resume is a good fit.
Ask about your skills, experience and experience in the field you’re applying for.
If your resume includes a job listing, check the company’s website to see if they have openings.
Look at what you have to say.
Don’t just write down your resume and your resume should include at least one sentence about yourself.
You should also include a picture of yourself, preferably one that shows off your work experience.
Be sure to use words that convey your strengths and your accomplishments.
Don ‘t be afraid to get creative.
Use images of your accomplishments, such as the one you took home with you on your birthday or your award ceremony.
Don t be afraid of talking about yourself, and instead, talk about the people you work with.
For example, “I am a manager in the business development department at a small, family-owned restaurant.”
Use a resume with a positive attitude.
If you’re hiring for a position in the public sector, it’s important to have a positive resume.
People who are happy, driven and creative are the most successful at the job.
Make sure your resume has these qualities.
And if you’re a teacher, consider hiring someone who speaks English well.
Be careful about what you write in your resume, Costa advises.
If there’s no one on your resume who is qualified to the job, you’ll be less likely to be hired.
A resume is an important tool for getting the job you’re looking for.
Make it as descriptive as possible.
Use words that are unique to your industry.
Make use of images and graphics that capture the essence of your position.
Don’ t be too specific or vague.
Use the word “must” when describing what you do.
If it’s not clear what your job title is, try adding it.
You might even be surprised how many resumes you can find with a vague title.
But don’t be afraid.
Start with one of your most popular resumes and see if your employers want to take a chance on you.
And remember, your resume may have already been reviewed.
If they do, be sure to send it in with a cover letter and resume.
Costa will be back on Tuesday with a new column, “What To Do When Your Employer Doesn’t Have the Talent to Fill Your Job,” which will cover all of the important tips.
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