Posted on July 9th, 2013

Free For All – Resume Advice

One of the most important documents you can maintain as a professional is your resume. In today’s job market (which seems to be characterized by an abundance of consulting jobs), keeping an up-to-date resume is essential. And for those looking for their first job, your resume can be one of the most important ways you separate yourself from other entry-level candidates. With this in mind, here are some free places you can find help creating, updating, revising, etc. your resume:

ELIZABETH (LIZ) WILLISA sample resume from the US government website, CareerOneStop.org. You can download the word document version here

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  1. The US government has an encompassing website with example resumes and tons of tips. This website also has an interesting salary calculator that is broken down into a variety of categories and then by state.
  2. Many (perhaps all) colleges and universities have career service offices that are there to help. In fact, when I was an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, career services reviewed my first resume. Here is an example career services website for the University of Colorado.
  3. If you are not part of a college/university, many cities and counties offer free career services assistance such as resume writing. As an example, here is Boulder County’s website.
  4. Sometimes finding free help can be overwhelming. Here are two search strings you can use in Google to find government and non-profit assistance. Be sure to replace the keywords inside the brackets with your specific location:
    1. Non-profit sites: resume writing assistance [boulder, co] site:.org
    2. Government sites:  resume writing assistance [boulder, co] site:.gov

Until my next edition of Free For All, happy hunting for free geospatial goodies!

Brock Adam McCarty
Map Wizard
(720) 470-7988
brock@apollomapping.com

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