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  1. 1. Reap The Rewards! Rejuvenate Your Résumé [email_address] 905-825-0490 by Martin Buckland Master Résumé Writer Certified Professional Branding Strategist Certified Professional Résumé Writer Certified Employment Interview Professional Job and Career Transition Coach Certified Job Search Trainer Co-Pilot Executive Coach
  2. 2. Rejuvenate Your Résumé <ul><li>You wouldn’t hesitate to have your WILL professionally prepared </li></ul><ul><li>You shouldn’t hesitate to have your RÉSUMÉ professionally prepared </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  3. 3. Rejuvenate Your Résumé © Elite Résumés, 2009 First Impressions Count !
  4. 4. Résumé Formats <ul><li>Combination </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  5. 5. Combination Format <ul><li>Preferred Format </li></ul><ul><li>Promote key qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Soft skills </li></ul><ul><li>Hard skills </li></ul><ul><li>Professional experience, accomplishment based </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  6. 6. Reverse Chronological Format <ul><li>Without the projective </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on time, growth, advancement, accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>List most recent position first </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  7. 7. Functional Format <ul><li>Skills based, highlights qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on key skills what you did, not when or where </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  8. 8. Online Format <ul><li>No formatting, bland in style </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexibility to cut and paste </li></ul><ul><li>Left justify text </li></ul><ul><li>Use ONLY if requested </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 R  sum  -----Resume %&$#@*
  9. 9. Your Résumé Blueprint © Elite Résumés, 2009 Languages, Awards, Affiliations, Community Involvement Education, Continuing Education Your History Projective I.D.
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  12. 12. Your I.D. <ul><li>Not a critical element </li></ul><ul><li>Do not waste space </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological way of attracting attention to education </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 Darlene S. Jones, Hons B.A.
  13. 13. Your I.D. <ul><li>Unsuitable Example </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Buckland </li></ul><ul><li>4 Fairway Court, Horseshoe Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Shanty Bay, ON L0L 2L0 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 905.825.0490 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 705.835.0952 </li></ul><ul><li>E mail: </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  14. 14. Your I.D. <ul><li>Suitable Examples </li></ul><ul><li>MARTIN BUCKLAND, M.Acc </li></ul><ul><li>4 Fairway Court, Horseshoe Valley, Shanty Bay, ON L0L 2L0 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 905.825.0490 E mail: </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 4 Fairway Court, Horseshoe Valley, Shanty Bay, ON L0L 2L0 Phone: 905.825.0490 E mail: Martin Buckland
  15. 15. Your I.D. <ul><li>Second Page Example </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 Page Two Martin Buckland, M.Acc
  16. 16. Projective <ul><li>Profile, Executive Summary, Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Soft skills, hard skills </li></ul><ul><li>Brief and powerful selling section </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor made to specific position, </li></ul><ul><li>industry or audience </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  17. 17. Projective <ul><li>A powerful opening paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights your qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Use descriptive action words </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet key hard skills </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum 8 lines </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  18. 18. Projective © Elite Résumés, 2009 Example: Sales Manager Dynamic, bi-lingual, challenge and results driven sales manager with an exemplary background in elevating revenue and market share and capitalizing on business opportunities for profit and growth. Drives competitive advantage; shrewd strategist and tactician; acknowledged for consistently exceeding sales quotas and expanding company horizons. Articulate, tactful and diplomatic communicator and negotiator; proactive leader, charismatic team builder who motivates and empowers staff to succeed and deliver; manages and recruits sales teams across North America. Intuitive of customers requirements, understands operational excellence; strong business acumen; exudes energy and confidence to excel and deliver. Core business competencies include: <ul><li>New Product Development & Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Management </li></ul><ul><li>Account Management </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Channel Sales & Marketing Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Planning & Forecasting </li></ul><ul><li>Territory Management </li></ul>
  19. 19. Projective © Elite Résumés, 2009 IT Example: MS Office Suite, MS Project <ul><li>Software: </li></ul>Bridging – Polycom, Compunetix, Spectel <ul><li>Telecommunications: </li></ul>ASP, PHP, Visual InterDev, ASP.NET, NetObjects Fusion <ul><li>Web Tools: </li></ul>DNS Server Config., DHCP Config., UNIX System Admin., TCP/IP, HP Open View <ul><li>Networking: </li></ul>Visual Basic, Perl, Java, UNIX Shell Scripting, C, Transact SQL, Oracle PL/SQL <ul><li>Programming: </li></ul>SQL Server 7/2000, Oracle 8i-10g, DB2 v7.1, MySQL, MS Access, Informix, TOAD, Erwin, Crystal Reports <ul><li>Databases: </li></ul>IBM OS MVS, TSO, MS Dos, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Z/OS, Linux <ul><li>Operating Systems: </li></ul>Technical Environments
  20. 20. Your History <ul><li>This section is often titled: Professional Experience, Career Work History, Employment History. </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  21. 21. Your History <ul><li>What does it tell the reader? </li></ul><ul><li>Defines accomplishments and positions in reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the opportunity to showcase viability as a candidate with real-life stories </li></ul><ul><li>Stories tell </li></ul><ul><li>What you did (specifically) </li></ul><ul><li>How you did it (what skills, action) </li></ul><ul><li>What resulted (measurable $, %) </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  22. 22. Your History <ul><li>S - Situation </li></ul><ul><li>T - Task </li></ul><ul><li>A - Action </li></ul><ul><li>R - Result </li></ul><ul><li>Always begin each bullet with an action verb. </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  23. 23. Your History <ul><li>Positions, Places </li></ul><ul><li>Unsuitable Example: </li></ul><ul><li>TORONTOJOBS.CA, Toronto, Ontario 1987 – 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Manager </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 Suitable Example:, Toronto, Ontario 1987 – 2008 CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
  24. 24. Your History <ul><li>List accomplishments and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Current job in PRESENT tense </li></ul><ul><li>Previous jobs in PAST tense </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 <ul><li>Suitable Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Elsag Bailey Inc., Burlington Ontario 1980 – 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Held the following 2 progressively responsible positions: </li></ul><ul><li>GENERAL MANAGER 1996 – 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Seconded by Vice President to establish Elsag Bailey’s presence in the growing oil and gas industry and to initiate a joint venture. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Education <ul><li>University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>MASTER OF SCIENCE – Computer Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>BACHELOR OF ARTS – Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Strong proponent of continuing education. Selected courses, workshops and seminars have included: </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 List degrees in reverse chronological order Consultative Sales I, II, III Manager Management Recruiting and Hiring Your Team Leading for Loyalty Dealing with Difficult People Powerful Public Speaking
  26. 26. Continuing Education/Skills <ul><li>Use ONLY relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars, courses </li></ul><ul><li>Publications, presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Memberships, affiliations </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  27. 27. Community Involvement <ul><li>Give before you receive </li></ul><ul><li>Shows initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
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  30. 30. Fonts <ul><li>William Harrison (Baskerville Old Face) </li></ul><ul><li>MAJOR ACCOUNT SALES </li></ul><ul><li>WILLIAM HARRISON (Book Antiqua) </li></ul><ul><li>MAJOR ACCOUNT SALES </li></ul><ul><li>William Harrison (Century Gothic) </li></ul><ul><li>MAJOR ACCOUNT SALES </li></ul><ul><li>WILLIAM HARRISON (Tahoma) </li></ul><ul><li>MAJOR ACCOUNT SALES </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 W T S p K G b X z L Y
  31. 31. Bullets <ul><li> Too small </li></ul><ul><li> Too large </li></ul><ul><li> Better </li></ul><ul><li> Just Right (font default) </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  32. 32. Words to Woo Employers © Elite Résumés, 2009 Sales & Marketing Generated Consistently Exceeded Outperformed Finance Secured Realized Identified Instituted IT Created Initiated Integrated Pioneered
  33. 33. Abilities Employers Look for <ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Work in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Understand technology </li></ul><ul><li>Work quickly and accurately </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  34. 34. Résumés Open Doors <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Search Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Calling </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>College Placement Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Career/Job Fairs </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009
  35. 35. Networking © Elite Résumés, 2009
  36. 36. Packaging © Elite Résumés, 2009
  37. 37. Positioning © Elite Résumés, 2009
  38. 38. Personality © Elite Résumés, 2009
  39. 39. Professionalism © Elite Résumés, 2009
  40. 40. Punch © Elite Résumés, 2009
  41. 41. For a Powerful Résumé <ul><li>Be Clear & Focused </li></ul>© Elite Résumés, 2009 Be Correct Prove It
  42. 42. Reap The Rewards! Rejuvenate Your Résumé by Martin Buckland Master Résumé Writer Certified Professional Branding Strategist Certified Professional Résumé Writer Certified Employment Interview Professional Job and Career Transition Coach Certified Job Search Trainer Co-Pilot Executive Coach [email_address] 905-825-0490
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