JIST Small version of a résumé. Leave behind Format: 3x5 or postcard size
They work! 90% of people receiving JIST cards form a positive impression of the writer within 30 seconds 80% of employers say they would be willing to interview the person behind the JIST card, even if they did not have a job opening. They make you stand out from the crowed– not everyone creates a JIST card.
How to use a JIST card Get your name out there! Attach to your résumé or application Enclose in a thank-you note Given to friends, relatives, etc to hand out to others. Sent to local businesses Posted on supermarket bulletin board Put on car windshields Attached to emails
Writing the JIST card Type name at top or center of card Use bold text to make it stand out Give ways for employer to contact you Phone number, email Give a broad job objective List years of experience Detail education or training Showcase job-related skills Include accomplishments and numbers to support them End with key adaptive skills