What I’ll Tell You • Disclaimer • Experience • My view of resumes • The initial interview • Subsequent interviews • Questions
Disclaimer • My opinions • My likes and dislikes • Years of experience
Food for Thought “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson American essayist, lecturer, and poet
Curriculum Vitae, Pete Viehweg • Maj, US Army retired (Co. Commander, Aviator) • Production Supervisor • Production Planning Coordinator • Warehouse Manager • Manufacturing Manager • National Transportation Manager • National Planning Manager • Manager, Logistics & Planning • Plant Manager • Director of Logistics Systems • Vice President, Operations • Sr. Vice President, Logistics Division of
Resume • One page! • Personal, must reflect YOU! • Objective (or summary) • Focused on prospective employer • BRIEF statement of responsibilities for each job • Accomplishments, accomplishments, accomplishments! • Education • Could be at the beginning, after the objective • Language skills • Computer skills • Extracurricular activities? • NO GRAMMATICAL OR SPELLING ERRORS!!!!!
Resume • More than one version? • References • Cover letter
Food for Thought “When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experience in nearly forty years at sea, I merely say, uneventful. Of course there have been winter gales, and storms and fog and the like. But in all my experience, I have never been in any accident... or any sort worth speaking about. I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea. I never saw a wreck and never have been wrecked nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort..” • Edward J. SmithCaptain, H.M.S. Titanic
The Interview • Your goal: • Get to the next interview!
The Interview • Your goal: • Get to the next interview! • Well dressed • Better to be slightly over-dressed than under-dressed • Eye contact • Firm handshake • Relate your skills to the company’s needs • Research • Not “I was reading on your website that you need…” • Their needs, not yours • Make sure the company is a good fit for you