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Eye On Jobs: No more teachers, no more books

With graduation just around the corner, many are planning on joining the workforce

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - For many graduations bring a sigh of relief, no more getting up early and spending hours in a classroom. But, for others graduation is just the next step into adulthood.

Filling out your first job application may be overwhelming, especially when this may quite possibly be your first job. You don't want to leave anything blank, so what is there to do?

Courtney Nelson with the Goodwill Career Center of Yuma advises new job seekers to use any and all previous activities as examples of work.

Nelson says that if you've volunteered and have the contact information of the group you helped, put it down. If you've babysat, mowed lawns, or even had a paper route, put them all down.

Nelson says if you're an honor student or were part of a school-sponsored club, put it down. These accolades show that you have a strong work ethic and you're committed.

Nelson adds that if you're unsure of what to put down in your resume visit your nearest Goodwill Career Center or visit the Goodwill website and take advantage of their resume-building workshops.

Goodwill also offers job seekers the opportunity to take part in mock job interviews. In the end Nelson says that anything that can separate you from other job seekers is a plus.

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