Owl_R Owl_L RACHEL ABRAMSON & ASSOCIATES
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OUR MISSION: To provide a professional service, using best practices.
OUR MOTTO:   Be proactive. Take charge of your career. Look after your health.
OUR HIGHER ORDER CALLING: To help people reach their full potential: Personally, professionally, entrepreneurially and money-wise.

RETURNING TO WORK

This article provides four career tips to guide job seekers return to work.

TIP No. 1: Identify your ideal job. A good place to start is to identify your own ideal job, listing the kind of work you would be doing, along with the qualifications, experiences and personal qualities required to do them.

TIP No. 2: Develop a competency-based resume. The next step is to develop a competency-based resume. This type of resume highlights your current knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's), irrespective of where they come from. The competency categories used will depend upon your composite of KSA's that align with your ideal job. The balance of your resume should chronologically outline your work history, work experience, voluntary work, committee or community involvements and education. You may like to highlight any awards received or languages spoken. You can include hobbies and career goals, but exclude personal details such as age, DOB, marital status, or health. To make it easier for potential employers to contact you, it is a good idea to include your contact details on each page of your resume.

TIP No. 3: Seek a position. Each week, for the top two positions that best match your ideal job: