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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Non-profit sites: resume writing assistance [boulder, co] site:.org
- 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