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A Guide to Preparing Your Resume

First impressions are key and many employers will determine their first impression of you based on your resume. To ensure you are submitting a professional representation of your skills, you may consider the following tips:

1. Be concise. Make sure your objective is clear and relates to the position you are applying for. If you have had a lengthy employment history, you may want to consider placing only the pertinent experience relevant to the position you are applying for. To find resume formatting examples, the Internet provides a variety of choices to use.

2. Be open. Let your employer know the skills that you have. Speaking another language, computer program literacy, volunteer or club participation, extracurricular activities that show how you are a well-rounded person allow your employer to know a bit more about who you are outside of the workspace.

3. Be prepared. If you are currently in the process of clearing your criminal record, make sure you take advantage of the Letter of Progress provided upon request. The Letter of Progress can be attached to your resume and used as a way to show you are in the process of clearing your criminal record.

Taking the appropriate steps before submitting your resume will increase your chances of securing the job you desire. Make your first impression count.