Monday, June 22, 2009
Is distance learning right for you? Taking an online course can be just what you need to improve your qualifications for a particular position. The Oregon Network for Education provides a brief self-assessment quiz to help you gauge your compatibility with distance education.
For many, preparing a resume can be one of the most intimidating parts of the job hunt process. The resume is often your first point of communication with the potential employer, and a good one can help set you apart from all the other applicants. While the “type, print, and mail” technique for submitting resumes is still relevant, posting your resume online is an easy way to broaden your audience. A quick web search can provide you with hundreds of general and industry- and career-specific sites on which to post. One method for further enhancing your online presence is to create a personal web site. Blogger Dan Schawbel outlines a step-by-step approach for creating your personal resume web site. The tools available today make it possible for even the least tech-saavy job seekers to create a website.