Your Strongest Resume


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Presentation by Lynn Hazan & Kristi Daeda to the Chicago Association of Muslim Professionals' career seminar. July 18, 2009

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Your Strongest Resume

  1. 1. Your Strongest Resume Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. Kristi Daeda, Twin Sparks Consulting CAMP - July 2009 © 2009 Lynn Hazan and Associates. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Resumes: <ul><li>Highlight Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Quantify and Qualify as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your story </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies/Stories </li></ul><ul><li>No functional resumes. Don’t confuse reader. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Timeline in Chocolate Past Present Future The resume is about the past The job description is about the present The interview is about the future
  4. 4. In hiring, past performance is a good indicator of future performance. Past Future
  5. 5. Your Resume <ul><li>How do you measure up? </li></ul>
  6. 6. 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes <ul><li>Results-oriented professional </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-functional teams </li></ul><ul><li>More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience </li></ul><ul><li>Superior (or excellent) communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Met or exceeded expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Proven track record of success </li></ul><ul><li>Works well with all levels of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Team player </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom-line orientation </li></ul>According to career expert Liz Ryan
  7. 7. Summary statements <ul><li>The hook </li></ul><ul><li>Separate yourself from your competition </li></ul><ul><li>Make the reader want to learn more </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is your UPS? <ul><li>Has nothing to do with the postal service </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is… </li></ul><ul><li>How do you mirror the company’s brand? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to Create Your UPS <ul><li>What makes you unique? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes you special? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I hire you? </li></ul>
  10. 10. UPS Summary statement
  11. 11. Accomplishments <ul><li>Resume is a record of successes </li></ul><ul><li>Not a job description </li></ul><ul><li>Quantify and qualify </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the story about where you made a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Make the accomplishments the hero </li></ul>
  12. 12. Small Group Activity <ul><li>Re-examine your resume to highlight accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a marketing document for you </li></ul><ul><li>Separate yourself from your competition </li></ul>
  13. 13. Resume, meet Technology <ul><li>Keep your resume on your mobile device for sending at a moment’s notice </li></ul><ul><li>Add your resume to your LinkedIn page as a SlideShare presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Consider creating a Visual CV ( </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sample VisualCV
  15. 15. Ari Herzog’s VisualCV
  16. 16. Share Your Visual CV
  17. 17. Job Posting on VisualCV
  18. 18. LH&A’s VisualCV
  19. 19. Kristi Daeda’s VisualCV
  20. 20. Live long and prosper! Lynn Hazan [email_address] 312.863.5401 Twitter: lynnhazan Facebook: Lynn Hazan & Associates Kristi Daeda [email_address] 847.312.7120 Twitter: kristid
  21. 21. For deeper discussions on these career topics, attend the AMA/LH&A Career Workshops! Resumes Tuesday, July 28 6:30 - 8:00 Interviewing Thursday, August 13 6:30 - 8:00 Further details at
  22. 22. The Empowered Job Seeker 1 to 1 consultation to help candidates re-position themselves for a changing job market. For details, contact Includes work on resume, interviews, networking, LinkedIn, job searching and negotiating with Lynn Hazan, a 25-year veteran of the recruiting business.
  23. 23. Learn more at home <ul><li>Career Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Articles on writing resumes, interviewing, career planning, professionalism, and step-by-step on LinkedIn and VisualCV. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for free job search classes. </li></ul>
  24. 24. From Passion to Plan <ul><li>Find work that doesn’t feel like work </li></ul><ul><li>Make an impact on your world </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized program to understand your strengths, talents and unique offering for the world, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve career success. </li></ul><ul><li>Full-cycle career coaching </li></ul><ul><li>For details, contact </li></ul>