September is Update Your Resume Month, and the library has all kinds of tools to help you perfect your resume and find your dream job — from resume builders to expert writing feedback, and more. Taking the next step in your career begins with crafting a great resume that will get you noticed by employers. Use the library resources below to get started!
Library Resume Tools
- Peterson’s Test Prep: Select a resume template, fill in the info, and download your resume. Under “Career Tools,” also offers a career colleges search and career advice.
- Brainfuse HelpNow: Upload your resume to have it reviewed by a writing tutor, who will send you personalized edits and feedback to improve your resume. Find this service under “Adult Learners” and “Write a Winning Resume.”
- Indiana Career Connect: Has a resume-creating tool as well as career aptitude tests, job banks, and salary data for different careers in Indiana. You can also post your resume online for employers to find.
- Learning Express Library: Offers tutorials on writing resumes and cover letters, including examples. Also has tips on job searching, interviewing, and negotiating salary.
Prefer books? Check out one of these handy job search books from the library.
Other Resume Tools
- WorkOne Elkhart County: Holds free workshops in Elkhart County on writing resumes, interviewing, and other job search topics.
- Indeed: This user-friendly tool, connected to the Indeed job bank, asks you about your professional history and skills and spits out a fully-formatted resume for you to download as a PDF. Along the way, it gives you tips and suggestions for how to improve your resume.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a professional social media platform that allows you to network with others online. Once you fill out your LinkedIn profile, it also allows you to download a copy of your resume to PDF format.
Tips for Writing Great Resumes
- 14 Tips for Writing a Rockstar Resume: How to get employers to notice your resume.
- Profile of Your Occupation: Use O*NET’s occupation search to find a profile of the position you’re interested in. You can use the tasks and skills sections to make sure you include keywords and key responsibilities specific to your profession in the employment history section of your resume.