No matter how much experience you have, always come to a job fair, or submit an application online, with an updated resume available! A resume is a document that provides potential employers with knowledge on your previous work experience, education and accomplishments.
A great resume:
Grabs the attention of employers and recruiters
Sells your strongest skills and accomplishments
Shows how you’re a match for a position or project
And most importantly, gets you a job interview
A resume should always be accompanied by a unique cover letter. Usually this short document is included when sending your resume in order to introduce yourself to the prospective employer. It’s your chance to talk a little about yourself, and sell why you are the perfect candidate for the open position.
Know the history of the company where you’re interviewing, especially if it’s a local staple. The more information you know about the company, the better your chances of impressing the interviewer. The New Orleans Public Library system is a great resource if you need access to a computer or free wifi. They also hosts monthly events like 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring and Job Seekers’ Help.