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Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"

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    Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume" Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume" Presentation Transcript

    • Résumés Creating a high-powered résumé
      • Steve Piazzale, Ph.D.
      • Career/Life Coach
      • www.BayAreaCareerCoach.com
      • [email_address]
    • The Job Hunting Process
      • Set goals
      • Self Marketing Plan; Contact Log
      • Research target companies & industries
      • Résumés and Cover letters
      • Info meetings/networking/apply
      • Interviewing
      • Negotiation
    • Job Search Continuity
      • PSRs --> Résumé with value-added results
      • --> Self knowledge & confidence
      • --> Compelling summary profile
      • --> Memorable elevator pitch
      • --> Persuasive cover letters
      • --> Effective interviewing
      • --> Improved negotiation
    • Résumés
      • What is a Résumé?
      • Is it more a report or a piece of marketing?
      • Marketing collateral, sales brochure, doc designed to generate interest.
      • Raffle/Humor
    • Types of Résumés
      • Chronological
      • Functional
      • Hybrid
      • When to use each?
    • Résumé Components
      • Contact information
      • Objective
      • Career Summary/Profile (elevator pitch)
      • Experience & accomplishments
      • Skills
      • Education & Training
      • Awards & Affiliations
    • Accomplishments (PSRs)
      • New kind of résumé.
      • Problem, Solution, Result (PSR)
      • Memorable Stories
      • Emphasize value you add
      • Radio Station WII-FM
    • Writing a PSR
      • Define the Problem . Qualifying suppliers was a very slow process because each new spec was different. Engineers needed to test the part each time the supplier changed.
      • Explain the Solution (what you did about the problem). I combined each supplier’s spec to make one uniform specification that would be applicable in all cases.
    • Writing a PSR (continued)
      • Describe the Result. Engineers can quickly qualify new suppliers by comparing the proposed spec to the uniform spec. Reduced qualifying time by 90% within two months.
      • What goes in the Résumé: Eliminated costly component testing and reduced supplier qualifying time by 90% by developing uniform component specifications.
    • PSR Workshop
      • Workshop: You try—create a few PSRs.
      • Questions?
    • Creating your Profile
      • What are your common PSR themes?
      • If only info you had were your PSRs, what value do you add? That’s your Profile.
      • Align Profile and verbal pitch to match employer needs.
    • Résumé Guidelines
      • Work in progress, length, list interests?
      • No personal pronouns, “an,” use past tense
      • Dates/close gaps, avoid age bias
      • Consistency-- résumé, pitch, interview
      • Tailor résumé/cover letter to specific job
    • International Résumés
      • Emphasize cross-cultural skills
      • Highlight international/global experience
      • Emphasize an adaptable personality
      • Multilingual, places traveled, international interests, volunteerism
      • Willingness to relocate
    • Cover Letters
      • Express interest in specific job.
      • Match skills & experience to job req.
      • Reference attached résumé.
      • Include value statement.
      • State next action you’ll take.
    • Cover Letters-2
      • Keep it short (2/3 of page).
      • Convey enthusiasm.
      • Emphasize what you can do for them.
      • Tailor cover letter to specific job.
      • Use name of person in company.
      • Edit carefully; 1st sample of work.
    • Create more PSRs
      • Create more PSRs.
      • For more info on resumes & PSRs: go to “Free Stuff” then “Newsletters” on my site.
      • Questions?
    • Stuck? Questions? Contact me
      • Steve@BayAreaCareerCoach.com
      • 650-964-4366
      • Individual coaching
      • Website – “12 keys to getting a great job” and free newsletter and career resources.
      • See “Services” page for these slides
    • Remember
      • “ Being able to do the job well will not necessarily get you hired; the person who gets hired is often the one who knows the most about how to get hired.”
      • -- Dick Lathrop “Who's Hiring Who”
    • Raffle & Offer
      • Raffle:
      • “ Communicating with Customers Around the World” by K. D. Chan-Herur
      • 2 free phone coaching sessions
      • Offer:
      • 50% off 1 hour of coaching