Resume Writing Tips
- Have more than one resume using the same template, but tailor it according to the skillset and experience the position you are applying for requires.
- In the “Experience” section, focus on what you have accomplished at each job rather than what your responsibilities were. Employers like to see what sets you apart in that position rather than a job description.
- Place an emphasis on your duties and accomplishments involving team work and leadership skills.
- Use a template that is legible and not cluttered. Being concise is important and keeps the reader’s attention.
- If needed, call attention to specialized duties you performed or skills you have honed (e.g. secondary languages you speak, CPR certifications, etc).
- Do some research prior to the interview to get to know the company’s background and gain some general knowledge on the organization’s mission and vision. Focus on the department you are interviewing for especially on any major projects and active campaigns
- Rehearse your interview in front of a mirror or with someone else. They may help reduce any anxiety and may help you answer questions you think may be asked during an interview.
- Be prepared to answer interviewers’ concerns. If there is missing information in your resume, be prepared to answer why. If you do not have experience in a field, focus on your education.
- When an interviewer asks you to talk about yourself. share information that supports your repertoire and explains why you are the best candidate for the open position.
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HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award
Metro is proudly recognized as a HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award recipient. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal-level award for veterans’ employment. This award acknowledges Metro’s efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.