6 Steps to a Brilliant Resume

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, plenty of new jobs are “out there,” available for a hungry workforce.

In April 2015, 62,000 jobs were added in the business, tech, and professional services industry, bringing the 2015 total to 166,000 new jobs. Administrative and support positions grew by 39,000 jobs in April alone. Across the nation, there is an uptick of jobs. And there are thousands of people filling out applications and updating their resumes to compete for those jobs. (data source: Current Employment Statistics Highlights [PDF], Bureau of Labor Statistics)

This June, career counselor Edythe Richards will show you how to turbo-charge your job search and update your approach for today’s market. “Accelerate Your Job Search: 6 Steps to a Brilliant Resume” will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Alexandria Campus.  These days, it’s not about the paper resume. If you land an interview, you may have the opportunity to address your accomplishments and experience, but to get your foot in the door, your resume is working hard for you—through screening devices, social media searches, and Applicant Tracking Systems.

Edythe will help you understand the recruiting and hiring process of today’s market, and how you should optimize your job search approach and your resume to meet the expectations of recruiters and hiring systems. Learn how to network, how to format and distribute your resume, and how to improve your overall job search.

Accelerate Your Job Search: Six Steps to a Brilliant Resume  COMM 1837-01A
Alexandria Campus, AA255, $200.00 (0.4 CEU)
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9 AM–1 PM

6 Steps to a Brilliant Resume - June2015

9 thoughts on “6 Steps to a Brilliant Resume”

    1. It varies, Sewa; while many people applying for entry-level jobs will maintain a one-page resume, the most important thing is to have a resume that showcases your skills while assuring the hiring manager(s) that you will be a good match for the job and the company. We hope to see you at the Resume Workshop on Monday, September 14, at the Ernst Center on NOVA’s Annandale Campus from 1 to 4 PM; if you are unable to attend, please contact Edythe Richards at erichards@nvcc.edu – she has regularly-scheduled resume and interview workshops in Arlington and at NOVA’s Annandale and Alexandria campus locations.

  1. I think a great resume nowadays in some parts of the world still means a lengthy one. I know in the uae for instance a short cv is taken as a person with no or little experience.

    1. You are correct – sometimes, a person’s experience requires a lengthy resume. For many job seekers in the U.S., however, the norm still appears to be the one-page resume. Such a small amount of time is actually given to reading the resume, that brevity and specificity of words are essential.

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