This is one of the most important aspects of searching for a job. In many cases, it will be the first thing an employer sees, and therefore their first impression of you will be based on your resume. If you search for “resume writing” in a search engine like Google, Bing or Yahoo, you will find a lot of different resume templates and examples, as well as paid services for writing resumes.
Instead of taking advantage of these paid services, unless you have a resume for a specific field in mind, we would definitely recommend the experience of writing your resume yourself, and having a friend proofread it for you. You can design it to reflect your personal style and format it to best showcase your accomplishments.
There are resources you can utilize in order to ensure that the language you use in your resume is the most effective for a job search. You can take it into our local WorkSource office http://worksourceoregon.org/home/worksourcecenters/252-tillamook, or again do a search on the internet for language or key terms used in resumes.
What career is right for me? (accordion this)
There are many different careers to choose from. What are you interested in? If you have a wide variety of interests, or you are not sure what career you would be best suited to, you can take any number of skills assessments. These can range from free online quizzes to professional evaluations. For instance, the website CareerBuilder.com has a Career Planner Quiz that will recommend a career that suits your interests and style. TBCC has also built a website to help you www.TillamookCareerCenter.org.
The college offers a couple of other skills assessment services that they have subscribed to:
- Oregon Career Information System This service provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregon residents learn about different jobs and educational programs.
- Discover This website provides guidance and information to help people make important decisions about their jobs and education.
You can obtain the login information for these services from the TBCC Library.