As you all know, my sons are both coming of age to seek a job. One full-time and one a summer job. Both are going to be writing a resume as they have done some prior jobs for short periods of time. I truly believe a well written resume can make the difference in being hired. Many people today don't even write a resume for the average job, they think it is only needed in "special" employment situations. My thought is a resume is a benefit anytime!
Has anyone ever used a resume builder? We have considered using one just to help with the general look of the resume, resume letters, and to make sure we include everything that would be considered pertinent. You know, like the cover letter, previous job experience, leadership examples, school grades, etc.
I want them to stand out when they walk in to apply. Both my boys wear a collared shirt, and neat, clean pants and shoes. They use their best manners, you know, like using sir and ma'am. We have printed off sample job applications and had them practice filling them out so there will be no surprises for them when they get started. With the economy the way it is, and many people having trouble finding jobs, we are trying to help them look and sound their best when the fill out the applications and go in for an interview.
What have you done? Have you ever used a company that helps with your resume? Do you use a resume? Leave a comment and let me know.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Pongo, however, all the thoughts and opinions are my own.