Timing is important when assisting people to get back to work after an injury. Often people feel confused or unsure of their employment fit, especially if they cannot return to work in their previous occupation. A Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant can analysis the client’s transferable skills and present functional capacity to determine a new career path. We provide vocational assessments, return to work action plans, job search support and resume and cover letter development.
Is the layout easy to read with ample white space?
Is it professionally designed?
Did you include a Qualifications Summary highlighting key skills, experience, education and accomplishments relevant to the targeted job?
Is the length appropriate for the position you are applying for?
Is the font style and size consistent throughout the resume?
Accomplishments & Recognition:
Are accomplishments listed utilizing strong and varied action words:
“Outstanding record in recruiting, training and motivating employees”
“Received safety award for accident prevention and workplace safety”
“Consistently ranked among the top 5 Sales Reps in the company”
“Assisted with reorganizing filing system, resulting in increased efficiency for all staff”
Choose between a Chronological, Functional or Combination Resume
The Chronological Resume lists your previous work experience and works backwards throughout your employment history. The Chronological resume usually covers approximately ten years of work history, highlighting skills and experience acquired from each position held. This is the most traditional resume used and often the one most employers prefer. If you are applying for a similar position from the ones you have previously held then go with this resume type.
The Functional Resume lists skills and achievements without mention of work history. If you have a very limited work history and or large gaps in employment you may choose to use this resume format.
The Combination Resume is most often used for those seeking a career change from what they have previously done in the past. The combination resume highlights skills and experience pertinent to the position being applied to and also lists previous employment history.