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Intense Resume. Get noticed to get hired. Reed G. Porter. What a Resume is. “A summary of education and employment experience.” Wikipedia. What a Resume is not:. All you need to land the perfect job. A resume is an important, but only one piece of the job search puzzle. A job application

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Intense resume

Intense Resume

Get noticed to get hired

Reed G. Porter


What a resume is

What a Resume is

“A summary of education and employment experience.”

Wikipedia


What a resume is not

What a Resume is not:

  • All you need to land the perfect job.

    • A resume is an important, but only one piece of the job search puzzle.

  • A job application

    • A resume's purpose is to get you an interview.

  • The first contact a company should have with you.

    • If possible, the resume should only be tendered when specifically asked for by the company or your bridge person to the company.


What a resume is not1

What a Resume is not:

  • Boring drudgery everyone has to do.

    • Attitude will come through

  • Life history.

    • Formal resume is information a certain employer needs to make a decision to interview you.

  • A piece of paper.

    • Your resume is anything about you an employer can find

      • Legal

      • Credit

      • Blogs

      • Facebook


The gatekeeper hr

The Gatekeeper - HR

  • Has 100’s – 1000’s

  • Has rules

  • Overworked

  • Knows nothing..

  • Sole purpose:

    Disqualify


The key is not

The Key is not:

  • Classified ads

  • Internet job searches

  • Job Banks

  • Unsolicited

    • email resumes

    • mailed resumes


The key

The Key

Resumes

  • Recruiter requested

  • Found on job sites

  • Found elsewhere

  • HR Requested

  • Manager Requested

  • Who you know

    Knows


Resume parts

Resume Parts

  • Header

  • Summary

  • Skills and Accomplishments

  • Experience

  • Education

  • Professional Affiliations

  • Community

  • Publications

  • Key Words and Skills

  • Personal Interests

  • References


Header

Header

  • Contact

  • Summary

  • Skills and Accomplishments


Quantitative statements

Quantitative Statements

  • Raised $1900 in 21 days in canvassing and advocacy on environmental, health and consumer issues.

  • Conducted legal research for four Assistant U.S. Attorneys, for the U.S. Attorney's office


Qualitative statements

Qualitative Statements

  • Resolved customer complaints with active listening and proactive resolution skills resulting in the receipt of appreciation letters from customers commending my services.

  • Facilitated productive weekly team meetings demonstrating exceptional communication and organizational skills that elicited a performance review comment from my manager as “best in class meeting facilitator.”

  • Cross-trained staff resulting in increased productivity and increased customer service response time with reduced headcount.


Evidence

Evidence

  • Experience

    • Professional History

    • Professional Expererience

  • Education

  • Awards, Affiliations, Community

  • Publications

  • Keywords/Skills

  • Personal Interests


Do not include

Do not include

  • Hot button topics

  • Negative information

  • Abbreviations

  • The word Resume

  • Salary info

  • Reasons you leave jobs

  • Family info

  • Medical info


Bad advice

Bad Advice

  • List your most recent employment as current even if your employment has been terminated. 

  • Omit grad dates

  • Include/Exclude hobbies

  • 2 Pages

  • Go back only 10, 15 years


Composition

Composition

Minimum Must Haves

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Summary

  • Education

  • Looks good

  • Easy to read

  • No None Zero mistakes

  • Resist using tables

  • Be creative

    • Within reason


Intensify

Intensify

  • Targeted

    • Ensure job reqs addressed

    • Capture corp. culture

  • Focus

    • Don’t ramble

    • Be relevant

    • Results

  • Customized


Customize

Customize

  • Job Fair

  • Mailed

    • 2-page, laser printed, bonded paper

  • Posted on Internet

  • Recruiter

    • Keywords section

    • As long as it needs to be.

  • Requested

    • Concise if printed and sent

    • If digital, can be longer


Points of contact

Points of contact

  • Networking

    • Business cards

  • Volunteer

  • Blogging

  • Conferences Trade shows

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • LinkedIn


Business social networking

Business Social Networking

  • LinkedIn …

  • Celebrated 40 million users on its 6th birthday on May 5, 2009.

  • Estimates 1 million users sign up every 2 weeks.

www.LinkedIn.com


How do you make linkedin work for you

How do you make LinkedIn work for you?

Sign up. Fill out your profile.

Use keyword-rich descriptions to summarize your strengths.

Change your URL to a custom Web address…http://www.linkedin.com/in/reedporter

Observe what others are doing. Research Group, Jobs, Companies, News, Events


Profile

Profile


Profile 2

Profile 2


Profile 3

Profile 3


Find people

Find People

  • Allow LinkedIN to import your address book.

  • Search for current and former colleagues

  • Search for current and former clients

  • Friends

  • People you network with

  • People you correspond with

  • Look for groups

    • Note: Join groups of people you want to connect with for an “in.”


Job search

Job Search


Questions

Questions?

  • Reed G Porter

  • [email protected]

  • @Reedracer

  • http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/groups/resume-tune-up/


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