Monday, November 28, 2011

Writing a Resume/Finding a Job

The first video is very helpful. It helped explaining how to write a resume step by step. It even told you how to look for jobs online, and to network for future jobs. The steps were very useful. Originally, I thought a resume was just typing your contact information and then job experiences, and education. The video explains how you do that, but in detail to get the readers attention. In the resume you want to make yourself look very good, so the reader will want to meet you in person and see if you are right for the job. I think this video is very useful for people trying to write a resume, and I would recommend this video to people of all ages. This video can definitely help someone get the job they want.

The second video kind of scared me a bit. The people in the video have made it sound like it is very hard to find a job. They say that most jobs you want will not be found online or in the newspaper. The best way to find a job is by word of mouth, to network. Tell people what kind of job you are looking for and ask them if they know of anything. This scares me for finding a job when i graduate from college. This video is still very useful, it may scare me but I think it is a positive effect because it has opened my eyes to what I will have to do when I graduate.
This video tells other information about resume's and advice in writing them. Again, I find this useful. They give good advice such as be honest, and to use key words to make the reader be interested in you. I will use this in the future when I write my own resume.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Resume Experience

I have absolutely no experience in writing a resume. I have been fortunate enough to have a job within my family businesses though out high school and college. I have never had to write a resume, so I wouldn't know where to begin. I have seen one of my friends write a resume when searching for a job after he finished college. It looked simple enough. He put information about himself, where he went to school, what his major was, all his past jobs with contact information.

I have not heard that much about resume's, except for how long they should be. I have always heard they should be no longer than one page. Now from class I know they should be longer than one page. Also, I've been told to join clubs and other activities. I've heard that you want to be in as many extra activities you can be in to make your resume look better.

I think the traditional resume would work best for me. If i were to write a resume today, I'm not sure my experience would be sufficient enough. My major is exercise and sport science and I am looking to be a physical therapist. I have no experience in that field yet. But if I were to write a resume now, I would write how I have an associates degree at Suny Orange and is currently enrolled at Coastal Carolina University. I would list specific classes that I have taken that are mainly for physical therapy or anything else under sports science. I would then write my job experiences. After that I would end it with extra activities I have been involved with recently.