Posted by: Ed Tittel
business writing, Career development, Career planning, IT careers, job seeking skills, resume writing, soft skills, Work background
I’ve gottne lots of email in response to two recent postings: Pros and Cons of Resume Posting Sites and Looking for Job Search Info: Try These “Ace IT” Books (which makes mention of Paula Moreira’s excellent ACE the IT Resume title). Most of it has been positive, thank goodness, but much of it has also reminded me that there are countless great sources of resume writing help available online and in both virtual and real classrooms as well.
In fact, those looking for input, ideas, examples, and instruction on crafting a quality resume could do a lot worse in starting such a quest than searching Google on “resume writing workshop.” Lots of useful information pops up in response to this query, including:
- lots of college sites that offer instruction, information, examples, and more. For example, try this resume workshop page at Perdue University.
- Susan Ireland Resumes free Resume Guide (a teaser for her commercial services); ditto for the Top 12 Workshops from ProvenResumeS.com.
- A Federal Résumé Guide (PDF file), designed to help applicants for technical government positions with the National Guard, turns out to be a pretty good set of guidelines and advice.
- Numerous online course offerings on resume writing, including companies such as Ed2Go, Universal Class, Cosmic Coaching, and more.
- Oodles of free resume builders, including offerings from e-resume.us, resumeimproved.com, pongoresume.com, BuildaResumeToday.com, and many others.
In short, there is no reason for me not to mention the vast array of resources available to would-be resume writers online, or to short-change the many other excellent information and service providers who ply this virtual space with quality wares and information. Dig as deeply as you like in fact, and you’ll never run out of new sites to visit or learn from.