Stand Out Among the Crowd: Resumes that Open Doors

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Tips & techniques for an effective resume that will get you noticed in a modern world.

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Stand Out Among the Crowd: Resumes that Open Doors

  1. 1. Stand Out Among the Crowd: Resumes That Open Doors
  2. 2. Resumes That Open Doors <ul><li>Why Spend Time </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive Formats </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s & Don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Online Self-Marketing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Spend Time? <ul><li>Your Resume = You </li></ul>
  4. 4. 14 Seconds
  5. 5. Your Top Left Box <ul><li>Your Top Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>What Are They? </li></ul><ul><li>What Is Your Purpose? </li></ul>Them on Them Them on You You on Them You on You Your Strengths
  6. 6. The Right Format <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Special Skills/Talents </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>(Paid & Unpaid) </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Honors & Achievements </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Jane Doe </li></ul><ul><li>123 W. Main St. </li></ul><ul><li>Hometown, USA 12345 </li></ul><ul><li>123-456-7890 – janedoe@gmail.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Your Time to Shine <ul><li>Why start your resume with </li></ul><ul><li>Special Skills & Qualifications? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do’s <ul><li>One Page, PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Nice Paper, Wrinkle & Stain Free </li></ul><ul><li>Readable Fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Action-Packed </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced </li></ul>
  10. 10. Do’s <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Potential </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Accomplishments </li></ul>
  11. 11. Don’ts <ul><li>Much Ado About Nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Disorganization </li></ul><ul><li>“ Atention to Detail” </li></ul><ul><li>Get Personal </li></ul><ul><li>“ Responsible for” </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Templates </li></ul>
  12. 12. Don’t <ul><li>Get Fancy </li></ul>
  13. 13. Does your resume pass the test? <ul><li>Can a hiring manager see your main credentials within 10-15 seconds? </li></ul><ul><li>Does critical info jump off the page? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you effectively sell yourself on the top quarter of the page? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Your Resume, Online
  15. 15. Google Yourself
  16. 16. Facebook, Myspace Rule of Thumb

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