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Showcase Your Potential: The Résumé

When it comes to creating a résumé, there are many questions to consider. How long should it be? Which words should be used? What is the purpose? The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) résumé tutorial and resources will help answer those questions. You will find step-by-step lessons that teach you how to format your achievements, work experience, and education to produce an effective résumé. These resources are useful for those new to the workforce as well as experienced professionals.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Reliable Internet Connection - A reliable broadband (DSL, cable, or better) internet connection. Dial up users may find download times too slow.
  • Web Browser - Web browser with popup-blocking disabled and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher installed. Adobe reports that 98% of computers have Flash 9 installed. A free Flash software download is available from the Adobe website.
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Examples
These examples are provided in WORD DOC WORD and Adobe PDF PDF.




To Read PDF Documents
Computers with Adobe Reader 6 and higher or Internet Explorer 7 and higher installed. A free software download is available from the Adobe website. A free Internet Explorer download is available from the Microsoft Internet Explorer website.

To Edit a Résumé
Customize résumé templates with your information by opening the document in Microsoft Word. If Microsoft Word is not available, Google Docs and OpenOffice can be used free of charge. Access Google Docs for more information. A Google Account is required and can be also establish at no charge. Access OpenOffice for its download.

Text Only Resources
Identifying Your Skills Adobe PDF
View information on what a skill is, why it is important to know your skills, and the three types of skills. (PDF)

Résumés Adobe PDF
View information on why a résumé is an important job search tool. Find out tips on résumé formats and layouts. (PDF)

Resource Guide for Job Seekers Adobe PDF
Use the hints in this guide to make finding a job or a new career less frightening and more productive. (PDF)
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