Look at the checklist below while considering your work experience, skills, abilities, education and training. This chart will help you decide which resume style is the right one for you:
|have a poor work history, employment gaps or are unemployed||X|
|have education that is suited to the position desired||X|
|have solid training for a specific job, but little paid experience||X|
|have a work history that demonstrates career growth||X|
|are considering a career change||X||X|
|have had frequent job changes||X|
|possess related work experience||X|
|have little or no related work experience||X|
|have an impressive work history||X|
Your resume alone will not secure a job for you. Your job search strategy must combine an excellent resume with targeted marketing, networking, follow-u an emotional support to be successful..
Use your resume for cold calls, when replying to help wanted ads or as a guideline for interviews. Bring your printed resume to job fairs. (Extra copies with a cover letter are a great way to impress.)
Visit your local KANSASWORKS AND American Job Center for assistance on resume building.