Every once in a while I read about a job fair. Job fairs can be a good job hunt tool because you get in front of recruiters and get to present your resume, as well as ask questions about a prospective company.
In the days of old, it was normal to walk into a place, and leave your resume and know that the candidate employer will call you back for an interview.
Today, you tend to send your resume via email (pasted into the body of the email).
So lets review how to pull off the big reveal
1.Print out a copy of your resume and references.
There are two options to accomplish this. Option one costs money, but alleviates any fear associated with knowing if you have a professional looking resume. That option is to go to a printer and have the employees print out your resume. The other option cost is lower and that is doing it yourself. Either method you use make sure that your resume is printed on a heavier paper than the traditional printing paper. If you are purchasing paper it may be labeled as “resume paper” or “stationary paper.”
2.Make several copies.
The old rule of thumb is to have at least four printed copies. If you are going to a job fair, I would suggest more than that especially if you plan to interview at a number of companies.
3.Paper type does matter.
Really heavy paper makes the ink spread slightly, you want a crisp look. The paper you choose should be 24 pounds in weight. Use cream or white colored paper for a professional look
4.Its all in the layout. If you are unsure of your layout, do look for some help. There are several sites on line that can help you with the actual layout. They are: resumizer, nice resume, pongo resume and skillcraze.
All it takes is a bit of planning and you will be able to make your big reveal as well.
Malka Maxwell lives on the East Coast of the United States with her children. How to Get Ahead With Resumes (revised) is her first published book.
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