Are you looking for a new job?  Are you ready to take a step into a new career path? You can't miss the Battle Creek Job Fair on October 22. Here are some tips for preparing your résumé for this event so you can have best interview ever!


On Thursday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Battle Creek Fall Job Fair will be taking place at the Full Blast Sports Forum. There will be over 25 are companies at the event that are looking for members to add to their team. You'll be able to talk directly with hiring managers and find the job that you have been looking for. Whether you're looking for a position in sales or are ready to advance your skills in management, this is the event for you. With so many opportunities in one place, you have to ask, is your résumé ready?


First and foremost, keep it simple. Most employers don't read beyond the second page. Therefore, consolidation of information is the key. "The person looking at your résumé should be able to easily understand exactly who you have worked for and what that company does" States Forbes in an article that highlights the best practices in your résumé writing. Forbes even goes as far to say that you need to keep it at a high school level while clearly explaining your responsibilities at past jobs. From there, you have to follow the basics.


  • Simplify. If submitting your résumé digitally, be sure you are writing in a basic document format that is easy to view on most computer programs.
  • Get rid of the fluff and keep to the details. You could waste precious time and attention by filling up your resume with information that isn't pertinent to your direct work or educational history.
  • Use correct Grammar. One of the first things a potential employer will see is incorrect spelling or grammatical errors.
  • Leave the fancy formatting behind. Unless you are in a creatively bent field that will specifically be looking for your print design skills, you will be better off making your resume as easy to read as possible. Make the bold formatting work for you and keep it on headlines like job titles or educational facts.
  • Highlight your accomplishments, nor your duties. Specifics like this will allow your future employer to get a better understanding of how you work, not just what you have worked on. This gives you a chance to show leadership and managerial accomplishments.
  • Check out local help for résumé writing. Some people do this for a profession; check out places like Jobquest Résumé Writing and Design.


Last but not least, writing a résumé once will not be good enough. One of the most important things to do when you find a new job posting or opportunity is to write your résumé with that specific position in mind. When applying for a sales account executive position you would highlight different accomplishments than a floor manager position at a manufacturing shop. Keeping this in mind will set your résumé up for success. You are now ready to prepare all of your résumés for the job fair. Do you have any other tips for a great résumé?



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