OIC Student Success: Ken Weston

One of the things we enjoy most in our work at GPOIC is the opportunity to meet a range of interesting, talented, and motivated people; One such person is Kenneth Weston. Ken is one of the most gifted individuals we’ve had come through our organization. What we appreciate most is his ability to bounce back in the face of personal and professional adversity and rebuild his life. The goals he set for himself when joining our training program were a part of that process.

One of Ken’s goals in joining our training program was to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification. Earning one of these certifications is a considerable challenge, however, after achieving his first one Ken wasn’t done. He went on to accomplish the rare feat of earning 3 separate MOS certificates: Word, Excel, and Access, earning the admiration and respect of his classmates along the way.

Ken is currently in the planning stages of launching a state of the art Doggy Daycare/Pet Hotel with a fully equipped academy to provide training for pet stylists. He hopes to make a difference by combining his love for animals, passion for business, and a sincere desire to help others pursue their professional ambitions. He has been coined Dr. Dolittle and the Dog Whisperer, but he prefers The Dogfather! The godfather of all dogs!

We have no reason to believe he will not succeed, so get your pets ready for some world class grooming.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Resume Building

Developing and editing your resume can be difficult but we at Greater Paterson OIC are here to help! We wanted to make the process of building a resume easier for you, so we handpicked 5 major things employers want to see on a resume. Some would say to consider yourself a product when building a resume. A product should be valuable, convenient, and efficient. Your resume is enough to get you into the doors of an industry building, face to face contact is what should seal the deal of your job.

  1. They Only Care About The Job Your Applying For.
    • You should cater your resume to the industry your applying for. When skimming through a resume an employer is attracted to jobs that relate to the job your applying for. This is not to say that your other accomplishments are not relevant but they are simply not the focus at that point. What you can always bring experience to an establishment.
  2. Format.
    • An essay on your life is not necessary when building your resume. Bullet points and headings are enough to get your point across when describing your previous work. The font type should be legible but still creativity.
  3. Just Enough Creativity
    • A boring resume will result in a boring reaction. There are appropriate ways to give your resume some color. An example would be if you are apply for a Graphic Arts position, you can include some of your talents in your resume.
  4. Motivation
    • The language you use to describe your previous work experience is imperative. Employers want to see motivate and drive to work for them even if the job is repetitive. Words such as “inspired, opportunity, and confidence” show your employer that you are able to articulate how a job made you feel.
  5. Contact Information
    • An employer does not need much to contact you for a job. Your address, phone number and email is more than enough for the recruiter to communicate with you. Your contact information should be below your name and typed in a smaller font size.