IABC Webinar: How to Create an A+ Resume

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  • 1. Today’sIABC Free Web Seminar How to Create an A+ Resume Presented by Heather Huhman 18 January 2012Upcoming Free Web Seminar With an 80% discounted IABC student membershipHow to Build and Maintain Your  Enhance your knowledge andPersonal Brand skills with the highest7 March 2012 quality research, articles11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and best practices.Presented by Heather Huhman  Access professional development resources used by top communicators.  Add value to your resume, Learn more at connect with professionals students.iaband gain experience.  Discover the hidden job market. c.com
  • 2. How to Create an A+ Resume Heather R. Huhman Come Recommended, LLC
  • 3. All About Heather University of Missouri Former intern PR pro Career expert Entrepreneur Author 3
  • 4. What We’ll Discuss Today Resume layout and formatting Writing to get noticed Resume strategies that (actually) work 4
  • 5. Resumes 101 First step – Standard in hiring Paired with a cover letter Digital & print – Social media – Personal website 5
  • 6. Resume Layout & Formatting
  • 7. Resume Layout Cover letter Headline Professional profile Experience Education Skills, affiliations, & awards 7
  • 8. Cover Letter First read Introduction – Advertises resume Email body 8
  • 9. Headline Basics – Name – Contact information • Social media – Sub-headline • Your “role” 9
  • 10. Professional Profile Not objective statement Short description Who are you and what can you offer the organization? Examples 10
  • 11. Experience “Meat” of resume Chronological order Experience vs. other experience Bullet points Accomplishments > responsibilities 11
  • 12. Education Higher education – No high school Basic info Extra room? – Classes & projects • Accomplishments 12
  • 13. Skills, Affiliations, & Awards Unique Current The “best” Keywords Highlight executive positions 13
  • 14. Resume Formatting Rule: 1 page – Approx. 600 words Font – Serif v. sans serif – Font size > 10 pt. .PDF or .DOC 14
  • 15. Writing to Get Noticed
  • 16. Resume Writing Tone – Professional – Avoid jargon – Active vs. passive 16
  • 17. Resume Writing Style – Spelling – Grammar – Phrases vs. sentences 17
  • 18. Resume Writing Content – Numbers – Keywords • Job description • Google • RezScore Skills Explorer 18
  • 19. Resume Strategies That (actually) Work
  • 20. Resume Strategies Customization – Research SEO – Keywords – Hyperlinks 20
  • 21. Resume Strategies Social media – LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter “Twesume” 21
  • 22. Thank you! Questions? Comments?Contact me:@HeatherHuhmanheather@comerecommended.comwww.heatherhuhman.com