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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.”


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:


the key is not
The Key is not:
  • Classified ads
  • Internet job searches
  • Job Banks
  • Unsolicited
    • email resumes
    • mailed resumes
the key
The Key


  • Recruiter requested
  • Found on job sites
  • Found elsewhere
  • HR Requested
  • Manager Requested
  • Who you know


resume parts
Resume Parts
  • Header
  • Summary
  • Skills and Accomplishments
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Community
  • Publications
  • Key Words and Skills
  • Personal Interests
  • References
  • 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.
  • 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

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
  • Targeted
    • Ensure job reqs addressed
    • Capture corp. culture
  • Focus
    • Don’t ramble
    • Be relevant
    • Results
  • Customized
  • 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.

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…

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

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.”
  • Reed G Porter
  • @Reedracer