Before You Apply: Resumes, Portfolios, and Your Online Persona (Enhanced DVD)
Being able to sell yourself is important for any job search. You have to advertise yourself in order to get a job, and there are many methods of doing so. You can use traditional paper resumes as well as new media to find a job. This video shows the top ways for job seekers to showcase their accomplishments, talents, and their value to potential employers. There is a detailed discussion of resume strategies, structuring, formatting digital and hard copy resumes, proofreading and objectives. Examples of what employers do and do not want to see are discussed. Sample presentations are discussed including photo-album and notebook layouts and digital portfolios. Demos are shown of what might work in different industries such as construction and marketing. Viewers are reminded that social media networks are powerful tools if used correctly. (28 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Writing a Resume (05:42) A high quality resume is a great way to show your best skills to a potential employer.
Resume Basics (02:13) The point of a resume is to give you the opportunity for a job interview.
How to Structure a Resume (04:27) Details about structuring a resume are covered and information to include in one.
How to Use a Portfolio (00:57) You can customize your portfolio for each job interview that you attend based on what the employer needs.
Social Networks and Your Online Persona (04:49) Social media is a source of dangers when you are looking for a job.
Before You Apply: Resumes, Portfolios, and Your Online Persona