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Using the Résumé Builder

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This article describes how to post your résumé using the WorkSource Résumé Builder.

The Résumé Builder is designed to help you create a résumé by following a step-by-step process.

Click the Post Résumés link on the left menu bar. If you haven't logged in yet you will be prompted to do so.

On the Choose Résumé Type page, select Résumé Builder, then click on Continue.

Step 1 -  General Information

  1. Select an occupational category that best describes the type of work you are seeking. Then, enter a summary statement. Use this brief statement to feature your skills. Employers will see this statement first when conducting a résumé search. You may enter up to 255 characters (about 50 words). Here are some examples:
    • 10 years exp as registered nurse in 200+ bed hosp
    • Class A CDL w/Hazmat certification and a clean driving record
    • Experienced administrative assistant with accounting skills
  2. Enter a Résumé Title. You will use this title later to locate your application form in the Manage Résumés section of your MyWorkSource account.
  3. Select yes or no to indicate whether or not you want your résumé to be searchable by employers.
  4. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 2.

Step 2 -  Résumé Detail

  1. Enter a Job Objective statement that informs the employer of your career goal and targeted interests and describes the focus of your job search. You may enter up to 350 characters (about 70 words). For more information see Résumé Writing FAQs. The Job Objective is required. Here are some examples:
    • A position as Sales Representative
    • Director of Marketing
    • Administrative position with a focus on finance
  2. Under Skills and Abilities, enter the specific skills you have that relate to the work you are seeking. This is the place to put important and/or interesting information that summarizes your most important job skills. This should include any equipment you can operate, experience you have with computers and any other notable skills, such as foreign languages, musical talents, or writing skills. You may enter 2000 characters (about 400 words) in this section. The Skills and Abilities section is optional if you enter at least one employer in the Work Experience section in Step 5. If you dont have any work experience, this section is required.
  3. Next, use the Honors and Activities section to enter any honors have received or activities you have been involved in which you think would be helpful in getting an interview. If you have received any awards or honors, or been involved in campus or community organizations, such as athletics, clubs or student government, you should mention them in this section. Identify any leadership roles that you had in these organizations. You may enter up to 500 characters (about 100 words). The Honors and Activities section is optional.
  4. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 3.

Step 3 - Education and Training

  1. Enter the requested information for each school or training program you attended that supports the type of work you are seeking. The Education History section is optional, but you will be required to provide at least the name, location, start and ending dates for each school or training program you choose to enter. Enter the month and year you started attending each school or training program. If you are not still attending, enter the month and year you graduated or stopped attending. You may briefly describe what you studied at each school including types of classes taken and any specific occupational skills learned.
  2. Click on Continue after adding information for your first school. If you need to add more than one school, click on Add Education Information. You may enter up to 10 schools in this section.
  3. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 4.

Step 4 - Licenses and Certifications

  1. Enter any occupational licenses, certificates or registrations that relate to your job objective here. Enter information into all fields that apply or leave them blank if you don't want to include this information in your résumé.
  2. Click on Continue after adding information for your first certificate or certification. If you need to add more than one, click on Add License Information. You may enter up to 10 licenses and certificates in this section.
  3. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 5.

Step 5 - Work Experience

  1. Enter the requested information for your past employers. You may enter up to 10 employers in this section. The Work Experience section is optional but highly recommended. You will be required to provide at least the employer name, location, start/ending dates and job title for each employer you choose to enter. If you choose not to include your employment history in this section, you will be required to complete the Skills and Abilities section in Step 2.
  2. Enter the month and year you started working for each employer. If you are no longer working for the employer, enter the month and year you stopped working.
  3. Enter the job title and briefly describe the specific job duties you performed while working for the employer. This part is optional but recommended. You may enter up to 1000 characters (about 200 words). For help describing your job duties, see Using Action Words.
  4. Click on Continue after adding information for your first employer. If you need to add more than one employer, click on Add Employment Information.
  5. Click on Continue to proceed to Step 6.

Step 6 - Preview your Résumé

  1. This step shows you how your résumé will appear in WorkSource. To make changes to your résumé, click Back. To cancel this process and return to Manage Résumés, click Cancel. To view a printable version of your résumé, click Print.
  2. To save your résumé, click Post Résumé to WorkSource. Your résumé will remain active in our database for eighteen months. You will receive a system-generated warning notice 30 days before your résumé reaches its scheduled deactivation date. When deactivated, you will no longer be able to access it or use it to apply for jobs. We encourage you to log in to your MyWorkSource account and update your résumé periodically. This will extend the "active" status for another eighteen months.

A confirmation appears stating "Your résumé has been posted to WorkSource".

 

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