Helpful Hints for your Job Search

We know that looking for a job can be a full-time job itself. Our goal is to make this task as easy as possible for you. Use the links below to review our list of helpful hints. We hope that it will make your job a little easier.

Do a self assessment
Determine interests, skills and aptitudes.
Explore the options
Find and research occupations that match your interests.
Note: Visit the OhioMeansJobs Warren County and use the Ohio Career Information System.
Evaluate and explore information about selected career areas.
Identify steps needed to reach your career choice
What education or experience is necessary to do the job?
Note: Visit the OhioMeansJobs Warren County and use the Ohio Career Information System.
Identify employers in the area in need of this occupational area.
Research local companies.
Note: Visit the OhioMeansJobs Warren County and use the various resources.
Develop your resume


Compose your cover letter


Prepare for interviews

Remember: It is a job to find a job!

Helpful Hints for Resumes
  • DO:
  • Keep it simple
  • Keep it short (1 - 1 1/2 page)
  • Use simple language and short sentences.
  • Use action verbs.
  • Stress accomplishments and give examples.
  • Be positive and be truthful.
  • Use a computer or typewriter.
  • Use a simple, readable font.
  • Double space between sections.
  • Use bullets to identify separate items.
  • Use bold font and underlining to highlight items or headings.
  • Use resume quality paper and a good printer and/or copier.
  • Proofread. Proofread. Proofread.
  • DON'T:
  • Include social security number.
  • Include personal information such as age.
  • Religious affiliation, etc.
  • List personal references.
  • Mention wage or salary expectations.
  • Exaggerate or lie.
  • Remember, a resume is a screening tool for employers to use. You can tell your full story in an interview.