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How to Write a Good Resume

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A good resume allows for a confident career search. Here are 4 tips that will help you stand out to employers:

Begin with a capabilities summary

In this short introductory summary, identify what attributes you will deliver to an employer and express your passion for the industry. Whether it be exemplary customer service, experience with advanced technology, or extensive knowledge of cosmetic ingredients, employers are looking for driven individuals with superior skills.

Tailor your resume to the business

Employers receive hundreds of resumes every day, so it is important that yours stands out and does not feel formulaic. Before you write your resume, spend some time researching your potential employer. For example, if they are they a Med Spa see what kinds of machines they use. Then be sure to highlight your knowledge and experience with the same or similar technology.

Outline your professional experience and career accomplishments

Even if you have never been employed by a spa or other industry setting, your clinic days at ESI provides you with plenty of professional experience. Quantify your practical experience to your advantage. For instance stating “Performed approximately 150 basic and advanced facial treatments on clients” sounds a lot better than simply “Performed facials.”

Limit your resume to one page

As previously stated, employers receive numerous resumes from prospective hires. The last thing they want to do is read through multiple pages of what could have been a one-page document. Don’t let long-winded wording or typos rule yours out for consideration!  Your resume should be clearly formatted, concisely worded and be free from any grammatical errors.

 

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New Year, New Career!

Are you ready to embark on the incredible journey of esthetic education? Becoming a licensed esthetician means becoming a part of the multi-billion dollar beauty industry that provides professionals and clients with incredible rewards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 12% from 2014 to 2024. This projected growth rate is faster than the average for all other occupations. As many people want to reduce the appearance of aging by addressing and correcting skincare concerns, the esthetician is the trusted solution.

The Elaine Sterling Institute uses a multifaceted, adaptive and innovative approach to the dynamic nature of the skincare industry.  Our licensed, expert educators are passionate about providing you with the knowledge and hands-on skills that will support your success. ESI is equipped with the latest and most advanced esthetic machinery that will prepare you for employment in any setting, be it a dermatologist’s office, medical, or day spa. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to provide clients with the highest standard of service through facial and body treatments, skincare technology and professionalism. Call (404) 256-5228 or email admissions@elainesterling.com to set up an appointment with Stacy Marcum, our Director of Admissions, to tour the facility and take the first steps toward a successful career!

 

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Hmm which microderm to choose?

There are three types of microderms that are most commonly used: Crystal, Diamond, and Hydro. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, and are designed to suit different skin types.

Crystal
Crystal microderm is the most common type of microderm. This type has been utilized for more than 20 years. It uses aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate crystals to remove the outer layer of skin, and suction to remove the debris and dead skin. This option is the most effective at exfoliation. The crystals move around perfectly on your skin, and can maneuver around skin irregularities. Best for skin that requires intense exfoliation, but not overly sensitive to irritation.
Diamond tip
The next most common form is Diamond tip. It utilizes a hard diamond point to ablate dead skin. While not the most effective at removing dead skin and debris, it is perfect for those who have sensitive skin. 
Hydro
A hydro-microderm is the best option for those who want need some hydration as well as exfoliation. This is the perfect microderm for winter when skin is dry and prone to irritation. While the least powerful of the three, it allows for simultaneous treatment of dry and dead skin. 
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