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Community Job Openings

By: Career Services Center
Date Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
 

Are you looking for a job while you are in school or a job in your chosen field? Start by logging into your Hawkeye Job Board account to begin searching for these jobs.

  • Activities Assistant #4617116
  • Administrative Assistant #4611022
  • Animal Intake Coordinator #4620765
  • Clinic Support Staff #4621378
  • Computer Programmer #4616669
  • CNC Machinist #4622341
  • Direct Support Professional #4620279 
  • Maintenance Ambassador #4609940
  • Make Ready Technician (HVAC Preferred) #4608641
  • Medical-Surgical RN #4606179
  • Pantry Services Manager #4609176
  • Recruitment Assistant #4610985
  • Transportation Driver #4617782
  • Plus more part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities posted daily!

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What Employers Want to See on a Resume…and What They Don’t!

Employers and Human Resources professionals are busy people. Not only do they deal with the day to day operations of their business or company, but they also need to make time for filling vacated or new positions. This takes a lot of time, energy, and money. Whether it is via online application, email, or regular mail, resumes flood their offices. Hiring managers know what kind of individuals they are looking for and expect to receive resumes of qualified candidates.

Does your resume show the hiring managers that you are a qualified candidate? Does it reflect your personal achievements, skills and abilities for that role? Each human resource professional has their own idea of what should be on a resume, but there is a general consensus of what they are anticipating. The following is what employers want to see on a resume…and what they don’t.

What Employers Want to See...

  • A clean and easy to read resume. Keep everything streamlined and easy on the eyes. Use bullet points to highlight achievements and skills. Choose simple fonts and stay consistent in size and formatting.

  • A summary or professional profile near the top of the page that shows off your skills, experience, and what you can bring the company.

  • Quantifiable results. Think, “how much,” “how many,” “how often.”

  • Accomplishments and skills. As you read the job description, see what key words stand out and if you have those abilities, highlight them on your resume.

  • Words such as achieved, improved, managed, trained, created, resolved and volunteered. These words highlight accomplishments and how you are able to enhance your skills to help the company.

  • Your ability to communicate in written form.

What Employers Don’t Want to See...

  • Templates, pictures, graphics, long paragraphs, buried information, lies.

  • An objective. These are out-of-date, self-serving and generic. For example, “Seeking a position in a company to utilize skills and education,” does not tell the employer why they should hire you.

  • A basic job description. If you choose to use it, how do your skills help with the duties?

  • Words such as hard worker, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and team player. These are good qualities to have, but how do they separate you from every other candidate?

  • Spelling or grammatical errors. Be sure to proofread your resume and have a couple of others look over it for you as well.

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