Putting Chicago To Work
Putting Chicago To Work is a weekly publication that contains a plethora of job opportunities, community resources and vocational training opportunities used by career seekers to elevate their careers and workforce development professionals to provide opportunities to clients.
Want the latest issue of Putting Chicago To Work? Click here.
Want access to daily job postings on Facebook? Click here.
First, anyone can find a job. The difficulty comes with finding a career of liking and interest when considering compensation, location, hours, benefits, flexibility, duties and structure. Second, a lot of people do not know how to look for a career or identify a path to get to a career.
A resume is a professional representation of a candidate and is the first impression an employer
will form of a candidate. From this, the employer will determine whether an interview is
necessary. In a resume, an employer looks for things that will describe the candidate:
organization skills, ability to articulate a point, professional experience, education,
accomplishments, credentials and competencies. Thus, an impeccable resume is your best tool
when exploring career opportunities. A resume should be created to best serve a career seeker.
Need help with Writing A Winning Resume for the Digital Age? Click here.
A cover letter is an introduction of a candidate and should precede the resume. A cover letter
should provide a brief synopsis of a candidate’s personality, enthusiasm and strengths as well as
express a candidate’s desire to work for a particular company, in a specific industry or in a
particular capacity. A cover letter provides an opportunity to highlight competencies and
characteristics that makes a candidate unique. An employer will analyze a cover letter to
determine things about a candidate that include written communication skills, the ability to
articulate clearly, the ability to represent oneself and the ability to be neat and organized. Thus,
an impeccable and error free cover letter is necessary in a competitive job market.
Need help with Writing A Strong Cover Letter? Click here.