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Get your resume on top of the stack

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Goodwill Career Manager, Crystal Askew explains what employers are looking for. Goodwill Career Manager, Crystal Askew explains what employers are looking for.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With unemployment in Albany settling at 9.8%, a rate higher than the national average, this is pushing people in trying to find new ways to grab the attention of employers.  However, there is one thing people struggle with the most.

"Resume…they come wanting us to help them design a resume or help them critique or fix the pros and cons on what they've already had," Goodwill Career Center Manager, Crystal Askew said.

The career and training center offers advice from experts who have been specially trained in resume writing, they show people what employers are looking in candidates, especially when it comes to applications online where you can't be as personable, but she says there is a way around that.

Askew continued,"The big thing is making sure you're capitalizing letters, put spaces in, that you take that extra time to make that online application stick out."

Creating a master resume on file, listing all your skills and previous work that you can later break down will help you cater to a specific position. It's the details that can make all the difference even the paper you print your resume on can make or break you.

"I know that sounds silly but you've got to remember how many people are actually unemployed right now. Whereas, before there might have been 4 or 5 people going for a position and now you're looking at 75-100 probably. That could be the one thing that gets yours pulled from the stack," Askew shares. 

She also recommends dressing the part even when you're not applying because you never know who you might come across.

 

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