12 OYS: Resu-May seeks to get you back to work

By: Bryan Baker Email
By: Bryan Baker Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Tuesday, May 3, 2011

AUGUSTA---You need one to get a job, but a resume is the quickest way to weed out -- who won't make the cut.

"The resume is a representation of them," says Charles Jennings of the GA Dept. of Labor. "And that's the main ticket for them to be interviewed, so if the resume is not that marketable, not selling them well, the employer is not gonna call them in for an interview."

And marketing yourself is the goal of the GADOL. Resume workshops are available at any GADOL career center. It's all part of Resu-May.

Research is what helped Lena Ware land a job at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. But tailoring her resume wasn't always easy.

"Maybe it's something I'm not saying in my resume, so I decided to scan my resume, edit it a little bit, change the words up," says Ware.

In fact, experts say job seekers don't brag enough.

"They don't really highlight their skills and abilities that a lot of employers are looking for," adds Jennings. "I think there's a right and a wrong way to brag and make it look good and presentable on paper."

Adds Ware: "I marketed myself, saying that I'm a hard worker, I do well with customers. Some key words I had to put there to make me fit the same job market that i was applying for."

You can also find a job by tailoring your resume.

For additional information and a list of events scheduled throughout the state, visit the GDOL website at www.dol.state.ga.us. Look for the RésuMAY link in the Spotlight section of the homepage.

Information is also available via the GDOL Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia-Department-of-Labor/184794181563706.


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