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Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
Steve Piazzale "Resumes: Creating a High-Powered Resume"
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  • 1. Résumés Creating a high-powered résumé <ul><li>Steve Piazzale, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Career/Life Coach </li></ul><ul><li>www.BayAreaCareerCoach.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  • 2. The Job Hunting Process <ul><li>Set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Self Marketing Plan; Contact Log </li></ul><ul><li>Research target companies &amp; industries </li></ul><ul><li>Résumés and Cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>Info meetings/networking/apply </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation </li></ul>
  • 3. Job Search Continuity <ul><li>PSRs --&gt; Résumé with value-added results </li></ul><ul><li>--&gt; Self knowledge &amp; confidence </li></ul><ul><li>--&gt; Compelling summary profile </li></ul><ul><li>--&gt; Memorable elevator pitch </li></ul><ul><li>--&gt; Persuasive cover letters </li></ul><ul><li>--&gt; Effective interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>--&gt; Improved negotiation </li></ul>
  • 4. Résumés <ul><li>What is a Résumé? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it more a report or a piece of marketing? </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing collateral, sales brochure, doc designed to generate interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Raffle/Humor </li></ul>
  • 5. Types of Résumés <ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>When to use each? </li></ul>
  • 6. Résumé Components <ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Career Summary/Profile (elevator pitch) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience &amp; accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Education &amp; Training </li></ul><ul><li>Awards &amp; Affiliations </li></ul>
  • 7. Accomplishments (PSRs) <ul><li>New kind of résumé. </li></ul><ul><li>Problem, Solution, Result (PSR) </li></ul><ul><li>Memorable Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize value you add </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Station WII-FM </li></ul>
  • 8. Writing a PSR <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  • 9. Writing a PSR (continued) <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>What goes in the Résumé: Eliminated costly component testing and reduced supplier qualifying time by 90% by developing uniform component specifications. </li></ul>
  • 10. PSR Workshop <ul><li>Workshop: You try—create a few PSRs. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  • 11. Creating your Profile <ul><li>What are your common PSR themes? </li></ul><ul><li>If only info you had were your PSRs, what value do you add? That’s your Profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Align Profile and verbal pitch to match employer needs. </li></ul>
  • 12. Résumé Guidelines <ul><li>Work in progress, length, list interests? </li></ul><ul><li>No personal pronouns, “an,” use past tense </li></ul><ul><li>Dates/close gaps, avoid age bias </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency-- résumé, pitch, interview </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor résumé/cover letter to specific job </li></ul>
  • 13. International Résumés <ul><li>Emphasize cross-cultural skills </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight international/global experience </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize an adaptable personality </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual, places traveled, international interests, volunteerism </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to relocate </li></ul>
  • 14. Cover Letters <ul><li>Express interest in specific job. </li></ul><ul><li>Match skills &amp; experience to job req. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference attached résumé. </li></ul><ul><li>Include value statement. </li></ul><ul><li>State next action you’ll take. </li></ul>
  • 15. Cover Letters-2 <ul><li>Keep it short (2/3 of page). </li></ul><ul><li>Convey enthusiasm. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize what you can do for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor cover letter to specific job. </li></ul><ul><li>Use name of person in company. </li></ul><ul><li>Edit carefully; 1st sample of work. </li></ul>
  • 16. Create more PSRs <ul><li>Create more PSRs. </li></ul><ul><li>For more info on resumes &amp; PSRs: go to “Free Stuff” then “Newsletters” on my site. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  • 17. Stuck? Questions? Contact me <ul><li>Steve@BayAreaCareerCoach.com </li></ul><ul><li>650-964-4366 </li></ul><ul><li>Individual coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Website – “12 keys to getting a great job” and free newsletter and career resources. </li></ul><ul><li>See “Services” page for these slides </li></ul>
  • 18. Remember <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Dick Lathrop “Who&apos;s Hiring Who” </li></ul>
  • 19. Raffle &amp; Offer <ul><li>Raffle: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Communicating with Customers Around the World” by K. D. Chan-Herur </li></ul><ul><li>2 free phone coaching sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Offer: </li></ul><ul><li>50% off 1 hour of coaching </li></ul>

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