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Meet an A+ RezScorian: Lauren C!

As you probably know, we love our RezScorians. We’re 100,000 (and growing!) strong, and we think that’s just dandy.

Because we love our RezScorians, I’d like to introduce a new regular feature to the RezScore blog, Meet an A+ RezScorian!

We will be profiling job seekers who have submitted the very best resumes through our resume grader. That way, we can get to know them, how their job search is going, and what they did to get such an awesome resume.

I would like to introduce Lauren Coudrain of New Orleans, LA!

Tell us a little about yourself…

I consider myself to be a “creative community connector.” I love finding creative solutions to difficult challenges. I am passionate about helping others; especially those less fortunate than me. I have worked as a foster care case manager, a local government grant accountant, and as Assistant Director of Health & Human Services for local government. All of these positions allowed me to uniquely contribute to my community while growing personally and professionally. A little over a year ago, I decided to leave the security of employment to start my own business - The Coudrain Group. One of the main focuses of The Coudrain Group is helping nonprofits use new media to raise money online in order to better serve their beneficiaries and ultimately our community.

How long have you been in the job search?

I have not actively sought full time employment, but as a business owner I have been searching for projects since launching The Coudrain Group a little over a year ago.

How have you used RezScore? Has it helped?

I have uploaded and graded several different resumes for myself and others to RezScore. It has helped me understand the best way to compile a resume.

What is the current status of your job hunt (i.e. employed, unemployed, freelancing, part-time)?

Freelancing.

If you could sum up the job hunting process in a single word, what would it be?

Overwhelming!

If you could advise other job seekers about their resumes, what would you say to them?

Be concise. Only include the most pertinent information, and organize it in an efficient way. Use fonts and spacing to highlight your best qualities and/or achievements. Unless you have won a Nobel Peace Prize, keep your resume to ONE page! My experience in reviewing resumes, especially in this economy, has been to scan each and instantly decide whether it goes into the “yes” (interview), “maybe”, or “no” pile. The resumes in the “no” pile do not get a second glance, so make yours stand out enough to grab a potential employer’s attention. And always tailor your resume to the position you are applying for- highlight your most relevant skills and experience depending on the job.

If you have an A+ resume and would like to be featured in next week’s blog, message us on Twitter or Facebook!

Don’t have an A+ resume? Keep on trying! When you submit your resume to our grader, you will receive a personalized list of helpful tips and tricks to make your resume rock! 

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