Step 1: Find the job
Start looking at job descriptions and build your experience!
General job database and experience building resource guide.
Step 2: Build your resume
Review general resume building guidelines, recommended section titles & content.
FREE ONLINE RESUME BUILDING AND EVALUTAION TOOLS:
Career Coach: Register for a free account and use the Career Coach resume builder. This tool will help you describe your work experience using key words from the specific industry you are applying to. You can also download your resume template in Microsoft Word so you can edit the resume anytime you like.
SAMPLE RESUMES TO DOWNLOAD:
general resume template
Resume template with side bar
SAMPLE RESUMES TO VIEW:
IT Resume Samples
Graphic Design Resume Samples
Early Childhood Education
CAREER GUIDES WITH SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND RESUMES:
Law Pathway Resume Guide
Film Career Guide
Also, the language we use on resumes to describe the work we have done should start with an action verb. Please feel free to refer to a list of action verbs to help you frame your experience in a way that will impress employers.
Step 3: Build your portfolio
An important tool to have as you job search in any creative industry is your portfolio.
Review our guide to creating a portfolio for tips on what to include.
Step 4: Write your cover letter
It will never hurt your chances of getting a job to send a cover letter, but it may very well hurt your chances of getting the job if you do not include it.
Review our guide to writing a cover letter for tips on what to include in your cover letter.
Step 4: Create your references list
Companies ask for references to verify the information included on your resume and get insight into your character.
Review our guide for providing references for tips on how to create your reference list.