You can still get your resume to employers recruiting at this event!
Through the EagleHire Network, resume books are available allowing you to submit your resume to companies attending both Industry/Career Expos.
To publish your resume to any of the resume books in the system, log into your EagleHire Network account and mouse over “Documents” in the upper navigation bar, then select “Publish a Resume” – you will then select from career focus-specific resume books in the system.
We are informing all Expo exhibitors at both the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses to log in and access the resume books in the system.
Note that if you haven’t already uploaded a resume into the system, it will first need to be approved before you can publish your resume to the resume books in EagleHire.
Resume Book Tips:
- If you already have one or more resumes published in EagleHire, double-check to make sure your documents are up to date with your current contact information and most recent experience.
- Only submit your resume to those resume books that apply to your level of experience and areas of expertise/career focus. Submitting your resume to every resume book, including those with no relevancy to your background, will not increase your chance of getting a phone call…if anything, it may decrease your chances.
- Be proactive – research the companies attending the Industry/Career Expo at the Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses and apply online to any opportunities of interest.
- Submit your resume to resume books even if you plan on attending the Industry/Career Expo. There are nearly 1500 linked employers in EagleHire who have access to log in to the system and search for resumes at any time throughout the year.
Posted by eraucso on September 20, 2012
by Kristy Amburgey
With the ringing in of the New Year, you probably have come up with a list of things to accomplish and set your goals. You are ready to devote yourself to your new resolutions (gym time, anyone?). I have one suggestion to add to your list. The New Year is a great time to refresh your resume and give it a New Year’s makeover or makeunder.
You should be prepared at all times to share your resume, regardless of whether you are actively, passively or not looking for new opportunities. Here are a few ideas to guide you through your resume refresh.
- Make general updates: ensure that things such as addresses/contact information, career focuses, employment dates, graduation dates, memberships, responsibilities and more are up-to-date; if you don’t have anything to revise, it may be time to create a resolution to learn a new software program, ask for another responsibility or complete a professional growth action item
- Review your format: research the many resume formats to ensure that your document fits your career field and conveys who you are; consider revising your format for the entire document or just a few sections to really highlight what you can offer; if nothing else, update the first section of your resume after your name and address information – this area is a great place to add a headline or summary
- Prioritize your sections: review the order of your resume to see if the sections are prioritized based on the impression you want to leave with the reader; the sections you want an employer to see should be listed on the first page, prioritizing from top to bottom
- Work on your customization: integrate key words and ideas from job descriptions and add them to your resume in strategic locations
- Cut down on excess wording: eliminate resume filler, which can include irrelevant tasks, overly used buzzwords or anything that does not further your candidacy for the specific job
- Edit your resume: update your resume for each and every job you pursue
- Complete a read-through: thoroughly go over your resume again and again to catch any grammatical errors or clarity issues; read the document out loud to ensure it makes sense
Although your resume may be the more visible job search tool, you should also review and revamp your LinkedIn profile, career management and job search site profiles, blogs, websites, etc. to reflect any changes you make on the resume to ensure consistency.
From job seekers to the employed, everyone should take the time to complete a review of their resumes every few months. But use the beginning of 2012 to accomplish this New Year’s resolution.
Kristy Amburgey is the Associate Director of Career Services – Daytona Beach campus and currently manages marketing and employer relations for the department. She has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for approximately 10 years and with Career Services for nine years.
Posted by eraucso on January 6, 2012
by Alicia Smyth
Did you know that there are over 1300 employer contacts in the EagleHire Network who are linked to the system? Over 1300!
That means that if you do not yet have your resume published to the plethora of resume books in the EagleHire Network, you are missing out on the potential for employers to find you. That’s right…find you. That’s because the employers who are linked to the system have the ability to search resumes that are published in resume books.
If a linked employer sees your resume, there are a few things that could potentially happen. They may invite you to apply for a specific job posted on the EagleHire Network with their company, they might download your resume to their computer to print or save to contact you later, or they may glance at your resume and do nothing more. In any event, you can review the companies that see your resume in the “Documents” section where you manage your resumes.
Keep in mind that you don’t know who is reviewing your resume before they do so. If you are currently employed and want to keep your job search confidential, it might not be a good idea to publish your resume in the system.
If you decide to publish your resume in the system, follow these guidelines:
- Make sure that you keep your EagleHire Network account updated. Linked employers have the ability to search the system based on specific criteria that comes from your account data and resume. That said, they can only see your GPA, resume, expected graduation date, and degree.
- If you are publishing your resume to a general resume book, make sure the resume you submit is relatively general in nature (i.e., don’t address a specific company). If it is a career focus-specific resume book, you should have a resume that reflects that particular career focus.
- If you find that your resume has been reviewed by multiple companies but you are not being contacted, it might be time to evaluate your resume to ensure that it includes effective content, appropriate grammar and spelling, etc.
- If you get a job, be sure to remove your resume from any and all resume books in the system. Otherwise, employers may contact you.
- Be aware that at any time, an employer could contact you via phone or email. Make sure that you answer your phone courteously, especially if you do not recognize the number. Make sure your outgoing voice mail message is professional as well.
- If an employer contacts you with an opportunity you are not interested in, be polite and remember that you put your resume out there hoping for a response from potential employers. Never be rude to a potential employer and always thank them for their consideration even if you have found another opportunity or are not interested.
To publish your resume in the EagleHire Network, it must first be reviewed and approved by a Career Services staff member. You will receive an email notification when this occurs. At that point, you may log in to your EagleHire Network account, mouse over “Documents” and select “Publish a Resume.” From there, you can choose which resumes you want to be published into the various resume books in the system.
Having a published resume in the system should not replace your active job search efforts. Continue to proactively apply for job openings in the system and elsewhere on the internet and through your personal and professional contacts.
Alicia Smyth has been with the Career Services Office at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2000. In her time at Embry-Riddle, Alicia has worked primarily at the Daytona Beach campus but has also served in roles with Prescott and Worldwide. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida. Alicia currently serves as the director and information systems manager for Career Services and loves all things social media and technology.
Posted by eraucso on November 4, 2011