Everyone needs a resume…

Not only are basic computer skills a requirement for general employment, but more and more employers are asking for a resume.  If you have never compiled a resume of your work history and personal skills, there are a variety of resources available to help you. 

SCPL-Headquarters is offering a RESUME from SCRATCH class on Thursday, June 18.  You can sign up for this class by calling 596-3505 or stop by the library downtown.  This class is limited to 12 people and requires a completed worksheet to participate.  Worksheets can be picked up at any branch!  For more information, please call 596-3505.

Upstate Career Source offers Resume Workshops weekly.  Check out their schedule for June dates!  You can call (864) 562-4168 for more information.

If you are unable to schedule a workshop or just need a few pointers, the library offers a variety of Resume Handbooks.  These are free resources and available for check out with a SCPL library card.  If you don’t have a card, sign up today at any branch!  Click here for what you need to have a library card.

There are also some really great resources online.  Some Resume sites require a fee, but there are some great sites with free information to get you started.  Check out The Owl at Purdue-Resume Workshop.  Here you’ll find detailed explanations and step-by-step processes for building your resume.  You’ll even find a PowerPoint slide presentation with resume writing tips and designs!

Resume-help.org offers a great list of FAQs!  You’ll find tips on how long your resume should be, how to handle self-employment on a resume, and what to do when your work history includes multiple fields/positions.  They also provide a list of keywords, or buzz words, to use when describing the work you did.

Check out these free sites or call for a workshop today!

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