5 Tips for a Better Resume

Page one. Unless you’ve been in the workforce for more than 20 years, keep your resume to one page. If you have trouble fitting all your career experience on one page, delete less-important jobs, or jobs that are not relevant to your current job search. In some fields, however, a longer resume is expected. Consider the functional resume. Listing jobs in chronological order makes sense, but you could also create a functional resume that focuses on skills you possess, such as leadership, customer service and planning, with examples. Focus on…

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Help Where You Are: Indiana’s WorkOne Centers

WorkOne Career Centers, located in communities across the state, offer jobs info and career counseling to guide Hoosiers to new employment, better jobs, and improving job skills. WorkOne staff can help any Indiana resident research a new or better job, choose a new career, access training— often at no cost—or get other information about how to find work success. If you need to improve on the basics, adult education programs can also provide math, reading and writing instruction free of charge to help anyone prepare for college or earn a…

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Is this Job Right For You? Take a Closer Look

How will you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Before you commit to earning a new degree or start looking for a new job, take a closer look at what that new career might be like. Here’s how: Research: You can find lots of career information online. Start at LearnMoreIndiana.org, which offers quizzes to help match your personality and interests to a career. The website can help you experience a career, build a resume and learn about career resources all year, but especially during the last week of…

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Get Skilled for Better Jobs

Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States and in each of the 50 states. Yet too often, these jobs can’t be filled because there are too few trained workers. In Indiana, middle-skill jobs account for 59 percent of the labor market, but only 48 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level, according to the National Skills Coalition. Programs and opportunities to gain the training and skills for…

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