Need Some Help with Your Resume?

Who out there likes writing  resumes?  You have to promote yourself and it can feel like boasting.  Plus, you  have to decide on a layout and then, you have to type it with word processing software such as Microsoft Word. If you are not a great typist it probably won’t be much fun.

So, if you need to write a resume quickly and you are not particularly adept at using Microsoft Word, don’t despare.  Chances are , your local library may have some online tools to assist you.  At Arapahoe Library District, in south Metro Denver, we have three online resources that can make putting together a resume nearly a breeze.  With a library card, they are free to use at the library or anywhere with a computer and Internet access.

Learning Express* has the simplist resume builder and you can crank out a very basic resume in very little time at all.  The downside is that you should expect a no-frills document.

Career Transitions*, is another option.  It’s got some bells and whistles to it, such as different resume format options,  with tips and articles to help you complete each section.

Optimal Resume*, is a sophisticated choice with options to create a video, website as well as a standard print document.  In addition to tutorials, tips and samples, it can also assist you with identifying the best action verbs.  Once your final product is complete, it can be downloaded into a variety of formats or it can be uploaded for potential employers to view online.

Check out your local library and chances are at least one of these tools might be available for you to use.

*Links to the actual provider of these tools for background information.  To use them, you will most likely need to go to your local library.


About suzanne kaller

Business Librarian at Arapahoe Library District in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Engaged in business outreach and general reference serv

Posted on December 14, 2009, in Jobs and Careers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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