Employment Resources

Here, you can find links to both the Navajo Nation training and job opening web page and the Sacred Wind Communications website regarding their job availability. Also, there is information on landing the job you want.

– Navajo Department of Workforce Development

– Sacred Wind Communications Employment Opportunities

– Financial Literacy

Simply putting, ‘financial literacy’ is the ability to comprehend money matters and having the skill to manage your money well.  People need to have the basics of financial knowledge so that they can manage their money effectively. This ability to intelligently handle money, open a savings and checking account, acquire a home loan or a car loan helps to raise a person’s standard of living and create financial stability in the home.Read more

– Interview Tips

Going through the interview process can be a nerve wracking experience, especially if it’s your first time. However if you follow these useful tips you will be on your way to the career of your dreams! Read more

Resume Cover Letter

The resume Cover Letter is a professional way to briefly introduce yourself to the reviewer. The reviewer is interested in the facts only; the letter should be factual and to the point. The purpose of the Cover Letter and your resume is to show that you meet, or exceed, the requirements listed in the job description and that you’re interested in the position.

Additional information in the Cover Letter can work against you, as it dilutes the core purpose of your letter. Don’t add autobiographical material, any negatives about your work history, or ‘chatty’ information in the letter.

Make sure that the text of your letter is a non-fussy font, no smaller than a ‘10’ and that you don’t use verbiage that you’ve pasted from some resume website. Companies receive hundreds of resumes, and if they see the same statements on your letter that they’ve seen pasted on dozens of other letters, you won’t make a positive impression.

Send the Cover Letter along with your resume, whether in an email or by regular post.

Resume Writing

The priority of writing your resume is to determine what your goal is, what job you are looking for, and how to express the facts of your work experience in a clear manner.

Clearly state what job you are searching for. Be completely honest about your employment history and educational experience. Dates of attendance at college, degree received (if any), dates of each job, job position title along with a brief description of duties are all necessary requirements of a well-written resume.

Make the resume easy to read and not too ‘busy’ with a lot going on in the resume. The font you use should not be smaller than size 10 and the resume needs to be no longer than 2 pages. Use bullet points and short sentences to describe the facts. Resumes are scanned quickly by reviewers (30 seconds at the most), so you want your resume to be easily read. Wait for the interview to give additional autobiographical material. Use verbs that make you stand out, such as: managed, prepared, developed, etc., when describing duties you performed at a job.

Show your strengths in the resume that are applicable to the job opening. Use key words that describe you and that were also used in the job advertising. Be positive in describing your job history.

Apply for jobs for which you are qualified, otherwise you are, most likely, wasting your time. For example, if a company is searching for candidates who have experience in accounting, and you’re a heavy equipment operator, this would not be a good match.