The WTRF Job and Career Fair is coming up next week, and job seekers may want to polish up their resumes in advance.
Resume writing is a science in itself, and one thing all the experts agree on is that it takes a lot of time and thought to come up with a resume that will impress a potential employer.
Let’s say there’s a stack of 100 resumes on the employer’s desk. Many students guess two or three minutes, and they’d be wrong. The average resume gets only three seconds of the boss’s attention.
“It’s important to get outside, outsiders to look at your resume as well. Often times the person putting together the resume is too close to it, so that they might not see some glaring mistakes, the typos, the grammatical errors. It’s also very critical that a resume is formatted well and is very easy to read it and it needs to fit on one page,” said Christine Ohl-Gigilotti, Wheeling Jesuit University Dean of Student Development.
The Ohio Valley Job and Career Fair, sponsored by WTRF, will be held Thursday, September 25, from noon to 6 p.m. at WesBanco Arena and is free and open to the public.