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Looking for a job?

job search tip yellowGet your family and friends involved!

Make your job search a team effort by telling your family and friends that you are searching for a job.

It is important to have a strong support system. They can be there to cheer you on in victory, or pick you up if you’re feeling down. Furthermore, your support team can keep an eye out for any job opportunities they come across.

Keep in mind, every person you know is a potential contact. Following are some ideas of who you can involve in your job search:

  • Family members
  • Friends
  • People in your address books (hard copy, e-mail, and social media)
  • Your Christmas card list (or comparable)
  • Co-workers from past jobs
  • People you know at the gym, physical trainer, or sports teams
  • Neighbors
  • People who come to do work at your home
  • Clerks you know at stores
  • Barber, hairdresser, manicurist, etc.
  • Waiters, waitresses, restaurant managers
  • Your doctors and their staff
  • Religious associations
  • Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, or any other group you belong to

I’m sure you’ve got the picture!

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in creating or updating your job-winning resume. ~ Michelle Cook Kaufmann, Resume Writer

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.  ~Author Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job search tip

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Become a master spell-checker! The number one mistake job seekers make is spelling typos on resumes and job applications. While this may seem like a small slip up, hiring managers have expressed this drives them crazy and causes them to reject applications. Make sure your resume and job application is error free by using spell check on your computer, proof read and then proof read again, read it out loud, then finally ask one or two people you trust to proof read after you feel it is perfect. Yes, error free resumes and applications are THAT important!

Michelle Cook Kaufmann

MCK Resume Service

Contact information:

Phone: (727) 278-4367

Email: MCKResumeService@gmail.com

Website: www.MichelleCookKaufmann.com

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Choose a job you love.

choose a job you loveTo be a successful job seeker these days, you must stay calm, patient, proactive, and prioritize. Be sure to put your time and energy into jobs that most interest you and have the greatest chances of coming to fruition. Once you have done your research, carefully choose a few companies you are most interested in. Pursue them with passion – even if they don’t have current openings.

 

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Welcome to MCK Resume Service, a premier Internet service in Palm Harbor, FL, serving clients worldwide.

Do you have a hard earned college degree or an excellent job performance record? Are you hoping to secure that dream job you’ve been diligently searching for? I’m sure you are aware that finding a job is more competitive now than ever before. The difference between landing an interview or receiving a “we’ll keep your resume on file” message, frequently boils down to the appearance and professional content in your resume and cover letter. MCK Resume Service would like to tip the scales in your favor by helping you create a unique and job-winning resume.

MCK Resume Service is committed to preparing superior resumes and cover letters. After a complete analysis of YOUR career objectives, a winning resume is written and edited to meet your SATISFACTION. Your resume is CUSTOM made to reflect YOUR unique goals in a way that is sure to OUTSHINE other resumes received by employers each week. Cover letters and thank you notes are tailor made as well.

Why hire MCK Resume Service? It has been said, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Since your resume is a written reflection of yourself, as well as a fixed and firm document in the hands of a prospective employer, you’ll want to be 100% certain you express your background and abilities in a way that will not only interest employers, but will JUMP OUT of the stack of resumes and be DISTINGUISHED above the hundreds of other resumes already on hiring managers’ desks? MCK Resume Service has the ability and resources to make your resume shine so you get noticed.

To contact MCK Resume Service, call:  (727) 278-4367 or
email: MCKResumeService@gmail.com

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Can a gap in employment cost you an interview?

Hiring managers have become increasingly more understanding when they see a gap in employment history on a resume, do to the current economic climate. What was once considered a major red flag, has become more of a non-issue these days.

Even so, in an effort to appear engaged while job searching, stay actively involved in your home and/or community during any absence of employment. This activity can be included on your resume to fill in gaps.

Following are a few options to consider:

  • Community volunteer work.
  • Caring for an ill family member. 
  • Launching a business or helping someone else launch a business. 
  • Consulting or freelance work. 

Most important, always tell the truth on your resume and in interviews. Employers tend to verify work history and you wouldn’t want a lie to come back to haunt you. It could cost you a job.

Are you building a new resume, updating an old one, composing cover letters, or looking for general job search information? Contact MCK Resume Services for assistance: (727) 278-4367

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Career Objective vs. Career Summary

Should you include a career objective on your resume? 

A “career objective is one step you should definitely skip on your resume. Most career consultants believe an objective means nothing to hiring managers. The only objective they are interested in is finding the right person to meet their company needs.

Although including a career objective was common practice five plus years ago, it has more recently been replaced with a “career summary“. This is a short list of accomplishments that highlights your career achievements.

The difference between a career “objective” and “summary” is the summary allows you to focus on who you are rather than what your current goals are.

The best use of this space is to briefly mention your career highlights, past roles and strongest skills.

Need help updating your resume? Call MCK Resume Services today at (727) 278-4367.

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Should you always use a cover letter with your resume?

A survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com revealed that 20% of hiring managers automatically dismiss any resume submitted without a cover letter. Therefore, it is always a good idea to include a cover letter with your resume if you want to ensure your resume will be looked at.

Although many job experts admit to going straight to an applicant’s resume without looking at their cover letter, it looks more professional when the job seeker takes the extra step to include one.

With a cover letter, the applicant has an additional opportunity to concisely explain their objective, answer any questions that may have been in the job posting to which they are applying, and address anything that wasn’t included in their resume.

Consider letting MCK Resume Services help you come up with a killer combination resume and cover letter that will get you noticed.

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Should your resume fit on one page?

There was a time when it was believed that interviewers would not look at your resume if it extended beyond one page. This is no longer the case.

“Times have changed,” says Kim Isaacs, career expert for Monster.com.  “The new guideline is: A resume should be long enough to entice hiring managers to call you for job interviews.”

A one page resume may be perfect for an entry-level applicant whose background doesn’t stretch beyond a single page, or perhaps a person who has remained with the same company for many years.

There is no steadfast resume length rule that fits everyone. Some factors you will need to consider include: career objective, industry, level of experience, number of employers, key accomplishments and education/training.

Therefore, don’t be afraid to type beyond one page if your career story has more to say. Teeny-tiny font size is more difficult (and annoying) for hiring managers to deal with than flipping a page.

Next “fact or fiction” resume topic: Should you always use a cover letter? 

Wishing you much success in your future!

If you, or someone you know, needs help with their resume, give us a call at (727) 278-4367.

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Do you need help writing, rewriting or updating your resume?

Your resume is only as good as the effort you put into it. Make sure you give it the right focus if you desire to…

  • Have it pulled in resume databases.
  • Get noticed by recruiters.
  • Obtain interviews.

If you need assistance writing, rewriting or updating your resume or composing cover letters, please contact me at MichelleCookKaufmann@gmail.com.

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QUICK TIP: Save Money & Energy

Did you know that it is considerably less expensive to run a laptop or notebook than a desktop computer? They use approximately 90% less energy! Laptops may be a bit more expensive to buy, but you will see a great savings on your energy bill. So, the next time you need to replace your computer, you may want to consider buying a laptop. An added bonus…they are much easier to carry around. I love taking my laptop to the beach.