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Resume Writing

Remember, a resume is not a legal document. It needs to be factual, but its main purpose is to get the attention of a prospective employer strongly enough to get an interview. Depending on your work history and the specific job you are looking at, one kind of resume will serve you better than another. Here are some articles and links that can show you examples and give you helpful ideas to improve your resume.

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Interviewing Tips – good questions to ask

Interviewing is a skill that needs practice, like any other. Preparing good questions to ask is as important as having good answers to an interviewer’s questions. Check out these examples.

 


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Local Technology Associations

These are some area technology groups that you may find interesting and helpful.

AIMWest provides educational, networking, and community outreach opportunities to members. Members usually get together on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 8-9 learning events per year, which include a short networking session and a presentation or panel discussion. 5:01 Networking events provide an excellent informal networking opportunity for members and guests to get to know each other.

West Michigan NT Users Group is an organization comprised of computer professionals dedicated to advancing awareness and education in the use of “Network Technology” and related applications.

West Michigan Technology Association is an organization of professionals working in the technology arena. Presentations are included in the monthly meetings to cover current issues and future trends in our industry. The open and informal atmosphere at our regular meetings encourages members to share their experiences and knowledge.

SoftwareGR is a non-profit trade association dedicated to building and supporting the software development community in West Michigan.  They provide opportunities to learn from each other, develop close professional relationships, and bring experts from around the country to West Michigan to share their knowledge. The diverse range of speakers, events, and groups we support illustrate the full breadth of what it takes to create great software.

West Michigan Linux User Group provides a friendly atmosphere to learn about using Linux and open-source software for the home and enterprise user.

West Michigan .net users group  is based in Grand Rapids, MI and offers a diverse set of technology topics for discussion and presentation. The group currently meets at our quarterly DevDay and DevNight events and hosts smaller SIGs (special interest groups) around more specific topics of interest.

GRPhpDev aims to discuss, learn, teach, and grow our skills for the betterment of ourselves and our community. They aim to meet on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics in the PHP and Web Development realm.

GRWebDev discusses all parts of developing for the web, from HTML, CSS, and Javascript to design, user experience, usability, accessibility, and tools. Whether you write code, write content, design, or manage, when you work on the web there is a lot of common ground.  Join them to learn about best web practices, cross-browser compatibility, Javascript frameworks, style hacks, HTML5, and other web-related topics.


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Other Recruiting and Personal Coaching Resources

These area resources are not specifically oriented to technology, but may be helpful in your career planning.

www.KeystoneCoach.com – Mark de Roo provides personal coaching to help you develop an action plan for your job search or career change.

www.chgdir.com – Changing Directions:  Bobbi Twa helps people with career guidance.

www.William-Charles.com – This is an executive placement in Grand Rapids firm that focuses in finance, human resources, sales/marketing and operations management.


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About West Michigan

www.hellowestmichigan.com  Find out all about this beautiful area—abounding in superlatives.


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