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Career and Transition services will regularly post feature articles on career -related topics. In addition, you can ask the Career Coach any questions you may have on job/work search, career or educational planning. All questions sent to the Career Coach will be answered confidentially. However, we will post our responses to several questions we receive (anonymously, of course) if we think the question and answer would be of interest to a number of you.

To ask your career question, e-mail us at careercoach@nscc.ns.ca

Here are some of the typical questions we’ve been asked lately.

Q. Why do I need a targeted resume?

Q. Everybody seems to be using the Internet to find a job. I’m not familiar with Internet resumes. What do I need to know?

Q. I’ve heard a lot about posting your resume, what are some tips on posting your resume?



Q. Why do I need a targeted resume?

A. Targeted resumes are written for a specific job. Your resume needs to be focused on the employer’s specific needs. These needs are usually outlined in the advertisement however; you should contact the organization to obtain a more detailed description. Remember, employers are results oriented your resume must reflect your achievements, contributions, technical and interpersonal skills.

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Q. Everybody seems to be using the Internet to find a job. I’m not familiar with Internet resumes. What do I need to know?

A. Resumes on-line are very popular these days, however, several things need to be considered before you decide to post your resume.

Whether you are interested in posting your resume or using the Internet this should not be your only job search tool. Richard Bolles, author of “What Color is Your Parachute,” indicated he would definitely use the Internet, if he was searching, for a job today, however he would also be beating the streets and knocking on employers doors.

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Q. I’ve heard a lot about posting your resume, what are some tips on posting your resume?

A. Some simple rules with regards to on-line resumes are as follows:

The information on electronic resumes is endless. You would be well advised to review several websites, books and talk with employers to see what is acceptable.

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