Career/Connection, the official online job bank of the ACR, has launched several exciting new features for job seekers that will improve job-search efficiency and quality with state-of-the-art tools and technology. All features are free to job seekers and easy to use, with simple instructions and templates.
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New design and improved usability: The registration process, job search, and conference connection features have been streamlined, allowing job seekers to register quickly and easily with minimal information.
Résumé builder: In addition to redesigning the site, we’ve added a résumé builder that allows job seekers to create a new résumé or upload an existing résumé in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Uploaded résumés will retain their previous formatting, saving job seekers time and increasing efficiency.
The résumé builder offers variety of design and formatting options, including customizable fonts and color schemes. It offers a list of standard sections generally included in a professional résumé and allows job seekers to select the specific sections they wish to include, reorder sections, and add information to the established template for each section. Additionally, job seekers can now save multiple résumés—and choose which versions are searchable by employers and which versions to post to their personal Web site.
My Site personal career Web site: The new My Site feature allows job seekers to build a personalized, password-protected Web site with a unique URL that they can provide to potential employers. Job seekers can create a home page and upload a personal photograph or other image of their choice to it. The Site Materials section allows them to upload or link to articles they have written or published. Résumés and professional references can be included on this site as well. Finally, job seekers have the option of branding their site to indicate that they are a member of the ACR or ARHP.
My Work Style self-evaluation tool: Perhaps the most exciting new feature, the My Work Style tool allows job seekers to uncover their personal professional style—which helps identify optimal work environments and potential professional obstacles. This is done using a new state-of-the-art self-evaluation tool, the ProStyle survey, which measures 42 professional motives and thinking styles. The unique combinations of these 42 dimensions underlie work-style differences between people—even people within the same profession or specialty. This level of specificity helps people understand their own work style and that of others. Understanding their professional style can help job seekers make important career path decisions and achieve their goals in rheumatology.
After completing the self-evaluation, job seekers will be given a free report ($100 value) that explains:
- Their unique work style;
- Optimal work environments based on this style;
- Potential professional obstacles that they may encounter along their career path; and
- How they can use this information to advance their career.