By: R.D. Sharninghouse
On Thursday, March 17th, at the IHOP on University, STC’s Orlando Central Florida chapter held our annual Employment Panel Discussion meeting. Loretta Lott and Fitz Ward answered attendees’ questions on finding employment.
Something I picked up from the meeting concerned resumes. I was always told to keep my resume down to one page, but now it seems that having a multiple page resume is acceptable. Also, using keywords from a job description in your resume is important. If you are worried about finding a way to use keywords in your resume, you can do what our chapter president Debra Johnson does and put all of the keywords in their own little section. Just a clump of words out of context can do the trick. When the resume is scanned, the electronic filter will pick up the keywords that the employer is searching for in a potential employee’s resume. It’s sneaky, but it can be the difference between getting that interview and continuing your job search—which can be a job in and of itself.
Be sure to keep an eye out for job postings from Loretta Lott, who manages the chapter’s Employment Committee.