FABULOUS RESUMES
Effective Job Searches
Welcome and…

                  A sense of direction on how to present
              
What I want
you to walk
           ...
It’s Really Not

      As much a job for you to get,
                 as it is
     something for someone to offer.
Gatekeepers…

                  The email or fax system
              
Your resume
has to get
                  The tired...
How do You Start?

Skills List                Where have you worked?

    What do you know?          Do you know the
    ...
Cover Letters – Important?

                     Should always accompany your resume.
                 
The cover
letter ...
Format

                    Justify left margins
                
Forget the
letters of
                    Clean Fonts
 ...
How it Should Look
The Beginning

                  Dear Recruiter/Hiring Manager:
              
State your
purpose and
                  I...
Next

                    I have recently been laid off as a result
                
Provide a
brief summary
            ...
Or

                      My current position is Accounting
                  
You still have
a job, but
                ...
Another example

                      I am submitting my resume to you for
                  
It’s not bad to
look for
 ...
And briefly

                     As a lead mechanic, I have extensive
                 
Highlight your
background
      ...
Make it Easy for Them

                    I’d appreciate the opportunity to learn
                
Make sure
you include...
Conclude

                I look forward to hearing from you.
            
State the
positive!


                Regards,...
Words

                   Create instead of made
               
Use words of
action and
                   Organized, an...
Resumes

Build the
resume as you
do a house –
start with the
foundation of
who you are
Start with Now

Chronological
– lists newest
first, oldest
last

If resume is
long, lop
some off! No
one needs
know you ha...
Several Positions with the Same
Company
Show
progression –
you grew!
May have to Use as Text Document

Strong
beginnings
keep them
reading!
Finish With

Certifications;
Training, and
Education
Outdated Useless Information

                 Objective
             
Leave off…

                 References
          ...
Formats

                    Functional is usually best when you’re
                
Your career
stage or
               ...
Resources

                      http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resume
                  
Use these sites
for help and
   ...
Job Search Websites
    Professional                Monster.com
                           
    organizations for       ...
Go for a Drive
    Always keep paper           Go directly to the
                           
    and pen handy – write ...
Join a Group
    Attend that group            But always pay it
                            
    meeting you never had  ...
Join an Online Group
    Linkedin.com


    Connect, connect,


    connect
    Join groups – and


    read the postin...
Your Own Website

What to Include
•Resume
•Portfolio of work
•Scanned recommendations
•Project Lists – scope of work
•Anyt...
Details that can Make or Break You
    To follow up                Ask for references
                           

    C...
Stay Focused
    Don’t be afraid to ask


    Pay it forward -


    always
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This was from a volunteer workshop that I did for the Chicago Public Library as a way to serve the community- Chicago has a high unemployment rate and many people have no idea as to how to create a great resume.

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Fabulous Resumes

  1. 1. FABULOUS RESUMES Effective Job Searches
  2. 2. Welcome and… A sense of direction on how to present  What I want you to walk your best self in written format away with… The ability to use an online job search  The ability to fill out an online  application The ability to be in control of your job  search
  3. 3. It’s Really Not As much a job for you to get, as it is something for someone to offer.
  4. 4. Gatekeepers… The email or fax system  Your resume has to get The tired recruiter or HR manager  past… The unenthusiastic hiring manager  The person who doesn’t know you 
  5. 5. How do You Start? Skills List Where have you worked? What do you know? Do you know the   correct name and What specializations  addresses? do you have? Are they still in What projects or   business? teams have you been on?
  6. 6. Cover Letters – Important? Should always accompany your resume.  The cover letter is the In an email, be the email, not an  first impression attachment. that the “gatekeeper” In an online application, can be an  has of you. attached item, or often you can type it The cover in and it will be submitted along with letter often decides the “resume”. whether they will seriously continue.
  7. 7. Format Justify left margins  Forget the letters of Clean Fonts  past… Date at top A clean,  symmetrical Who it’s going to  look is best. Saluation  Body  Closing  Signature 
  8. 8. How it Should Look
  9. 9. The Beginning Dear Recruiter/Hiring Manager:  State your purpose and I have attached my resume for your  intent. review and consideration for the position of Maintenance Supervisor as posted on monster.com. My background appears to be a good  match for the qualifications you are seeking.
  10. 10. Next I have recently been laid off as a result  Provide a brief summary of continuing job reductions due to the of what’s ongoing economic crisis. Change can be going on with your current frightening, but my work experience situation. and skills are strong, and I look forward to a new challenge.
  11. 11. Or My current position is Accounting  You still have a job, but Manager of the Accounting department you’re scared for a mid-sized manufacturing company. won’t have for long, or you’re We are experiencing volume decreases looking for and a reduced cash flow, and like many something better organizations, we most likely will be cutting jobs. The accounting team lead description matches my skills and experience, and I would like to learn more about this opportunity.
  12. 12. Another example I am submitting my resume to you for  It’s not bad to look for consideration for the Training Manager another job! position as posted on CCastd.org. I am a member of CCASTD, and have recently been looking at selective opportunities, as my current employer continues their second year of continuous job reductions.
  13. 13. And briefly As a lead mechanic, I have extensive  Highlight your background experience with equipment conversions, installations, and retrofit of older equipment and lines. Additionally, I served on several improvement teams, including safety and production.
  14. 14. Make it Easy for Them I’d appreciate the opportunity to learn  Make sure you include more about this position, and your contact needs. You may contact me at 773- information and when it’s 666-8898 (cell). Because of my best to call. schedule, it may be hard to reach me directly, but I will return your call promptly.
  15. 15. Conclude I look forward to hearing from you.  State the positive! Regards,  John Wilson
  16. 16. Words Create instead of made  Use words of action and Organized, and archived company  power. documents instead of filed Led, leadership, performance  management, designed, contributor, team member, Read the job ad – match their words to  your resume
  17. 17. Resumes Build the resume as you do a house – start with the foundation of who you are
  18. 18. Start with Now Chronological – lists newest first, oldest last If resume is long, lop some off! No one needs know you had a job in 1976…
  19. 19. Several Positions with the Same Company Show progression – you grew!
  20. 20. May have to Use as Text Document Strong beginnings keep them reading!
  21. 21. Finish With Certifications; Training, and Education
  22. 22. Outdated Useless Information Objective  Leave off… References  Personal Data  Hobbies  Church 
  23. 23. Formats Functional is usually best when you’re  Your career stage or fresh out of school, returning to work asked for after parenting, but have part-time or position can help volunteer activity. determine what style – Chronological or functional
  24. 24. Resources http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resume  Use these sites for help and s/p/resumetypes.htm inspiration. http://office.microsoft.com/en-  us/templates/default.aspx?ofcresset=1 Careerbuilder  Monster  Local workshops – LIKE THIS! 
  25. 25. Job Search Websites Professional Monster.com   organizations for Careerbuilder.com  specific job types or Dice.com  professions – such as Associationforum.org  astd.org; dice.com; Indeed.com  Association websites  City or village  Company websites  websites Government 
  26. 26. Go for a Drive Always keep paper Go directly to the   and pen handy – write company website and down company names look for postings Go back and look Park in the lot and go   them up – google is to the buildings – ask your best friend the guards about who to see
  27. 27. Join a Group Attend that group But always pay it   meeting you never had forward time for – Share information  Ask people you know Get a breakfast group   Volunteer at church or going  school – people know people and share information
  28. 28. Join an Online Group Linkedin.com  Connect, connect,  connect Join groups – and  read the postings
  29. 29. Your Own Website What to Include •Resume •Portfolio of work •Scanned recommendations •Project Lists – scope of work •Anything pertinent to your skill base and competencies Stay Away from: •Personal philosophies •Embarrassing pictures, jokes, anything you wouldn’t mind immediately seen by a stranger who you want to give you a chance
  30. 30. Details that can Make or Break You To follow up Ask for references   Confirm the recruiter Know your company’s   has what they need policy about from you references and background checks Check your voicemail,  your email Always, always spell  check every single document
  31. 31. Stay Focused Don’t be afraid to ask  Pay it forward -  always

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