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Where to Look for Municipal Jobs Online

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Are you having trouble deciding where to begin your search for a municipal job? Start with the internet. There are a variety of websites that can assist you with your search.

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Writing a Résumé: Keep Your Audience in Mind

Friday April 11, 2014

When creating a résumé, there are many things that you need to keep in mind. Always remember to include all relevant education, experience, certifications and trainings that you have acquired. Make sure to proofread your final product or have someone proofread it for you. Grammatical errors can overpower your achievements. Moreover, keep your audience in mind.

Anytime you create a document, you need to think about your audience. What do they expect to see? What do they expect to learn? A résumé is no different. There are many types of résumés. A few examples are chronological, targeted and functional. All of which can express an individual's qualifications in a different way.

When applying for jobs in the public sector, make sure to evaluate your audience. Read up on what the agency is looking for and how much information they would like to see. Do they have strict requirements? What will happen if you do not adhere to their requirements? Decide on what your audience would like to see prior to creating your résumé to ensure that they can evaluate your qualifications properly.

What tips have you learned that help you in assessing your audience when creating a document, such as a résumé?

Unemployed: What Now?

Friday April 11, 2014

Finding yourself unemployed at any time of the year is difficult; yet, there are certain times that feel worse than others. Maybe it's the holiday season. Maybe the kids are starting school and need supplies and clothes. Maybe your car needs repaired. Whatever situation you are in, do not despair. You can make it through. It may take time and it will take lots of effort; however, if you work at it you can find a new job.

When in search of employment, there are steps that can be taken to assist in making the process easier. When my spouse lost his job, we took different steps to make sure that we would be good financially. It may be hard, but you can overcome.

Have you ever found yourself unemployed? How did you deal with it? What steps worked for you?

Creating a Résumé: Detail Your Work Experience

Friday April 11, 2014

When creating a résumé, it is essential to make a future employer aware of the experience and accomplishments you have gained and the knowledge, skills and abilities you have learned. One of the best ways to do this is through the work experience portion of your résumé.

Titles do not always give an accurate description of what a job entailed, nor does only stating the name of the employer. To give the reviewer of your résumé the best description possible, detail your experience. Include dates, employer names, position titles and, most importantly, duties performed and accomplished.

One way to test out if your résumé contains a good explanation of your experiences is to give your résumé to a family member, friend or colleague and have them proofread it for you. They can give you an opinion of what the reviewer may be seeing when they read your résumé.

Do you ever have someone close to you proofread your résumé before you send it out to potential employers?

Searching for a Municipal Job: Let the Internet be your Guide

Friday April 11, 2014

When you need information, where do you go to first? When I need to find information on a topic, the first place I go to is the Internet. The Internet has a wealth of resources on many topics. As such, if you are interested in finding municipal employment and are not sure where to begin your search, start with the Internet.

There are a variety of websites where you can search exclusively for municipal and government jobs. Depending on the website, you can find a vast amount of information. First, you can learn about the municipality you are interested in working for. If you are unfamiliar with the city, this is the perfect opportunity to discover what it has to offer. Second, you can find out about the application process that is utilized and view any job openings. This enables you to see what jobs are available in your area of interest. Third, you most likely will be able to apply for any openings you are interested in. Many public sector entities now accept applications online.

Whatever field you are looking into, let the Internet be your key to unlocking a successful job search. When you begin a job search, do you start with the Internet? If so, how has it helped you?

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