6.2 million out of work for more than a year – many of these are last on any list of employers seeking to fill positions as their skills have rusted in a fast-paced global economy GEN Y 16-24 17-40% unemployment GEN X 25-46 average unemployment 3 months BOOMERS over 47 average unemployment 9 months
The old paradigm has shifted from DOERS who are motivated to get the job done and familiar structure to SOLVERS who are motivated by solving problems and freedom to get the job done to BUILDERS who are motivated by building (ideas & programs) and creating value. 75% DOERS 20% SOLVERS 5% BUILDERS to 50% DOERS 30% SOLVERS 20% BUILDERS Caught in the middle – HR vs. hiring manager – requirements Hiring someone they can envisioning contributing to the success of the company, their division, their department.
60% of résumés received for a specific opening are never seen by the hiring manager 70% of résumés received for a specific opening are reviewed by a 3 rd party (HR, recruiting or admin) who may or may not be qualified to review the resume for the position. 60% of those reviewing a résumé have no direct experience with the job they’re recruiting for 40% of the résumés that are “opened or scanned” to be read are deleted or because the reviewer is unclear about what the candidate has done, who they’ve worked for or how successful they’ve been Most résumés get read in 10 to 20 seconds Job seekers refer to the application process as a “black hole where resumes go, never to be heard from again”. Did you ever wonder why? Today, each new job posting generates anywhere from 10 to 500 resumes. Some companies use software that screens resumes for relevant key words, yet most have a real person to screen resumes. Assume average recruiter spends 20 seconds reviewing each resume, they spending 2 hours to identify the top 5-10 resumes. Multiply this by 10 or 20 positions – the average number of openings managed by a recruiter - & they wind up spending 20 – 40 hours just screening resumes!
Develop a headline with a “ WOW factor” Create 3 or 4 key sentences at the top of your resume to highlight your Unique Value Proposition Summarize your experience that is over 15 years old – drop those dates & the dates from your degrees
Eye catching words vs. Fluff – Avoid self-ascribed attributes – hard working, problem solver, motivated, outstanding, effective, seasoned, exceptional, energetic, team player, driven, dedicated – they mean nothing. Instead, give specific examples of your attributes & SUBSTANTIATE them. Applied, Analyzed, Evaluated, Created, Reduced, Won, Improved, Increased, Developed, Researched, Under Budget – key verbs from the job postying. Thinking outside the box Passion RULES -Focus on opportunity Small business has major advantage What build America? – pioneers
Kiss of death words are often viewed as fluff and are useless; scan your resume for empty can unsupported by claims of greatness Eye catching words really catch managers attention: Created Developed Delivered on time & under budget Increased Reduced Accomplished Improved Won Key words from the posting Bridge jobs – other employment list dates to cover the period and then talk about the project or work in some detail
1out of 9 Americans in the workforce is unemployed
Average unemployment in Dec. 2007 – 16.5 weeks, today its over 36 weeks
Today roughly 45% of the unemployed have been out of work for 52 weeks vs. only 30% in June 2009
In 2007 there were generally 2 qualified candidates for each position vs. today there are 7 qualified candidates
Job openings have risen 26% since July 2009
54% of the large US businesses that laid off staff in the 12 months are planning to rebuild their staff to pre-recession levels
DFW’s top 25 private employers have added 12,834 employees in the last 12 months & the 25 largest public employers have added 2000
Versatile Operations Manager with over 15 years of successful experience in manufacturing. Strong focus on Lean Manufacturing and top quality production. Identified problems and developed solutions utilizing participative management style. Major strengths in:
• Cost Containment • Process Improvement
• Maintenance and Engineering • Fleet Operations
• Quality Assurance (TQM) • Distributions and Logistics
• Warehouse Operations • Safety Programs
• Increased line efficiency 12% through comprehensive analysis and reconfiguration of production operations.
• Reduced production breakage/waste 30% through Pareto analysis and other problem solving tools.
• Organized and executed cost reduction initiatives resulting in 6% decrease in overall manufacturing and distribution expenses.
• Managed $16 million operating budget and instituted cost controls that saved $850,000.
• Directed maintenance and engineering department in capital projects ($10 million annually), including installation and start up of $3 million state-of-the-art computer controlled production line.
• Developed and implemented lowest cost operating strategy to distribute over 65 million units, saving $350,000 annually.
COOL COLA , Dallas, Texas 1994-2002
World’s third largest soft drink manufacturer/bottler
Plant Manager. Directed Company’s sixth highest volume producing beverage manufacturing plant, with $900 million annual production and 500 employees. Managed manufacturing, maintenance and engineering, fleet, distribution, logistics, quality control and warehouse. (2000-2002)
Manufacturing/Logistics Manager. Provided technical support and strategic direction for six manufacturing plants, ten fleet shops and 23 warehouse operations in three states.
Introduced numerous process improvement tools. (1998-2000)
Implement and conduct curriculum for all subject areas. Use multi-sensory techniques for reading, spelling, writing and arithmetic. Taught core and advanced reading lists. Utilized personal computers to enhance student learning and challenge students to proceed at their own pace.
Williams Elementary, Louisville ISD, Louisville, Kentucky 1995-1997
5th Grade Teacher
Applied current teaching methods to an integrated curriculum for reading, math, science and social studies that incorporated field studies in biology & natural history. Developed & taught units on Kentucky and America History and the related literature of the periods covered.
Jones Elementary, Lexington ISD, Lexington, Kentucky 1993-1994
1st Grade Teacher
Planned and implemented an integrated curriculum in reading, writing, spelling, basic arithmetic and social studies. Emphasized daily writing across all subject areas.
Customer Relations, Communications or Public Relations position
COMMUNICATIONS: Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Training
BA degree in Communications (Journalism & Public Relations): at included training in journalism, mass communications, advertising, media and newswriting & editing
Writing Skills: Strong written & verbal communications skills for proposals, publicity, public speaking, and customer communications & correspondence
Training: conducted student-centered classroom training that emphasized development and use of basic skills in reading, writing and math
Training: initiated after school program to provide individualized instruction to students that included parental participation to strengthen students reading, writing and math skills
Successfully completed Toastmasters Training and help to administer the program for teachers in the Louisville ISD
ADMINISTRATION: Program Management and Supervision
Program Management: Developed successful programs ( volunteerism and community outreach) from concept, design and implementation (after school program was adopted district wide by Louisville ISD and expanded to Saturdays mornings that included community participation to provide breakfast)
Management & Supervision: Accountable for planning, staffing, facilities and coordinating the after school programs with 200 participants and 12 instructors
Planning: Served on task force that conducted curriculum development for future years
Planning: Served as faculty advisor to local Parent Teacher Association with an annual budget of $100,000 and covering 550 students
SALES: Customer Relations, Presentations, Negotiations and Fund-Raising
Strong Communicator: Formal presentations to decision makers and board to sell new programs and secure funding approval to take a local program district wide. Also involved securing community participation funding and support.
Event planning: organized and directed special events in the community drawing on volunteer support to offset a reduction in Louisville ISD funding
Customer Relations: Selected by administration to serve as a liaison to resolve concerns among coworkers, vendors and the community.
Experience as a teacher”: Louisville (1995-Present) & Lexington (1993-1994) KY Independent School Districts
EDUCATION: BA with Honors, Communications & Education, University of Louisville 1990
INTERESTS: Girl Scouts, Hiking & Cycling, Public Speaking, Toastmasters
KOD words – Responsible for, resulted oriented, self-taught, seasoned professional, hands-on, proven leader, team player, high powered, proven track record, dynamic, tactical or strategic thinker, mature, innovative, motivated, problem solver