PLANNING & ASSESSMENT
Planning, organizing and exploring career possibilities
can generate highly productive outcomes. Having a strategy
also differentiates between seeking a job and pursuing
a career. Regardless of your background, a carefully
orchestrated plan will enable you to surmount challenges
and lead you to rewarding career opportunities. The
following is a brief outline of areas Résumé World's
consultants discuss with clients in order to provide
a superior service.
The strategy is comprised of self-assessment, compilation
of skill sets, research into areas of career opportunities,
development of your marketing tool (résumé, covering
letters, etc.) and targeting of employers
Self-assessment is an important cornerstone for achieving
success. Carefully evaluate your likes and dislikes.
Some indication can be given by the types of activities
you choose for fun, your hobbies and other areas of
Next is the assessment of your skills. These skills
can be gathered from work, volunteer and other experiences.
Also, evaluate your academic status and the resulting
When your assessment is complete, devise a plan that
includes a particular focus on complementary enjoyment/skills
patterns. If done properly, you will be surprised at
the amount of skills that are suitable and applicable
for careers within your field of interest.
Finally, research the areas relating to your interests.
You may find that you need to arm yourself with additional
skills in the future to ensure your success. Make note
of these for future growth, but be creative in utilizing
existing skills to meet immediate needs.
Organize your experience and skills sets into a résumé
format that best suit your background experience and
target markets. Tell potential employers what you have
done and what you are capable of doing. List quantifiable
results such as revenues you have generated, money or
time you have saved previous employers. This shows how
your abilities and talents can assist an organization.
Your résumé should clearly reflect your skills, experience,
education, and accomplishments to potential employers
To review your resume with a resume writing professional,
please contact a consultant at ResumeWorld.ca
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