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The Connect Your Community (CYC) program provides broadband training, equipment and support for 26,000 low-income individuals and their households in seven separate communities. ...

The Connect Your Community (CYC) program provides broadband training, equipment and support for 26,000 low-income individuals and their households in seven separate communities.
CYC is funded through a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Being in the final year, we are preparing staff to search for their next position.

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  • In the past we always included an Objective. This is no longer true. Use an Objective if you are applying for a specific job and you want to state how you are a good fit for that position. Otherwise, use a Resume Profile which is simply a career summary.
  • Thismay not what you want to hear but the Objective section needs to be customized for each employer.
  • Your chances of your resume getting you a job are increased exponentially when you research the business, customize your resume and cover letter, make connections and hand off your resume (digitally, of course) to someone who knows someone.
  • If you are posting your resume to a job board or online job search site, use a Resume Profile rather than Objective.
  • Creative opening statement for a Resume profile. Bart would then go on to state his skills and accomplishments. The Resume Profile can be a bit longer than the Objectives generally are. 3-4 sentences. No more than 5.
  • Always include a cover letter. A good cover letter expresses your knowledge of their need and how you will meet that need. Show you did your research.
  • Resumes used to state “References available upon request.” No need to waste space for that now. On a separate document, create a list of professional references with full contact information including organization, title, phone and email address. Before placing someone on this list, ask them if it is ok to do so. Also ask them what they would say about your work habits or professional skills. Its important to have an idea of what people will say about you. You may choose not to list a a particular person as a reference.
  • -Websites of former employers shows you want companies to be looked up and saves them the step of googling the company. If your resume is digital, make sure the company name is hyperlinked. Think carefully about what skills the target company will find most useful. Rearrange resume to highlight those particular skills.
  • Put multiple jobs under one heading, don’t list some positions and/or note in cover letter you want long term position.
  • - As mentioned, show you have researched the company and why you are a perfect fit for the company.Don’t squish everything into 1 page. If you don’t have white space, something needs to be deleted.
  • Choose the Chronological format if you're staying in the same field (especially if you've been upwardly-mobile). Choose a Functional format if you're changing fields, because a skills-oriented format shows off your transferable skills better and takes the focus off your old job-titles.For more info - http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/res-func.php
  • Think your potential employer will be impressed with a creative looking resume? This website will help you create one. If you have a LinkedIn profile, the site can quickly import the content. You can create a pdf for employers that require a printed resume.
  • It is more professional to send your resume as a PDF than as a Word document. How do you do that?
  • Click print. Select the drop down for PDF. You are given an option to Save as PDF.
  • One survey says recruiters spend less than 3 minutes per resume. Make sure your resume is easy to scan.Be concise. No long winding sentences. Have at least one person review your resume for typos, grammatical errors and general confusing content. You want your resume to be clear and ABSOLUTELY free of all mistakes. Active verbs.
  • Skills are important but it is VERY important that you focus upon your outcomes. Including numbers will make your resume stand out. It shows you recognize the importance of metrics.
  • Exactly what stats make sense for you depends upon what position you are going after. If you are looking at sales or managements positions, you may want our project benchmark numbers to show you were part of a project that set a goal and worked to meet that goal. Few others will find those stats useful to include in a resume.
  • Tips from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. http://www.iseek.org/jobs/resumeuses.htmlFind out the name and title of who will be receiving your resume.Never send a resume by itself. The cover letter explains why you should be hired and it is way more professional.Statistics tell us, for every 1000 resumes you mass mail, you’ll get 2 interviews. For every 10 interviews, you’ll get 1 job offer. Quality, not quantity. If the position requires a job application form, fill it out. Include your resume. Do not write “see resume”.Follow up. Be polite. Ask for an informational interview.
  • This is Christina Cacioppo. I came across Christina’s story in a Wall Street Journal article. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577173031991814896.html?mod=googlenews_wsj. For another project, I had a group of youth interview her via Skype. She is originally from Columbus OH. She now works for a technology venture capital firm in New York City. She responded to a job posting that asked for a list of links reflecting her online presence. They did not want a resume. That list got her a job interview with the venture capital firm. She now researches up and coming technology startups and makes recommendations to the firm regarding who they should fund.
  • I can’t promise you an interview at a technology venture capital firm but I can tell you participating in the CYC Blogging Team will set you apart from other job candidates as you job search. CYC is one of the top broadband adoption projects in the country. Not only will the bloggers note their blogging on their resumes, they will include the url. Prospective employers will find their job candidate’s writing style and how they were able to relay their role within CYC. These are things one cannot put in a resume.

Advanced resume writing Advanced resume writing Presentation Transcript

  • Advanced Resume Writing Professional Development Series 20123-9-12
  • We’ll be covering:• Content• Presentation• Style• CYC Stats• How to Use a Resume• Online Presence• CYC Professional Dev 2012
  • CONTENT
  • Objective Resume ProfileWhy you fit the Career Summaryjob.Use if applying Use if postingfor specific job. resume widely.
  • Objective• Strengths, abilities and qualifications for the particular employer.
  • Research the Company• What are their values?• Do they have a lot of turnover?• Who is the hiring manager?• Do you know someone at the company?
  • Resume Profile• About you, not the employer.• Skills, accomplishments & career level.• Creativity.• Keywords.• Certifications, advanced degrees.
  • Opener for Resume ProfileBartholomew Gonzalez is anoverachiever when it comes topeople. Bart enjoys helping peopleachieve over and above the highestlevel of their potential, from the veryyoung to the very not-so-young, aswell as the special needs community.
  • Cover Letter• Intro – Position Hiring for• Body – How you meet their need.• Closing – Express desire for follow up
  • KeyWordsQuestion:What keywords are employerssearching for your desired position?How to find the answer:Search for your desired position on JobSearch Engines. Look for commontheme in the keywords.
  • Job Search Engines• http://jobsearch.about.com/od/job- search-engines/list.htm
  • References• List on a separate document.• Get permission.• Have an idea of what they will say.• Provide upon request.• Do not include on resume.
  • Content Tips• Include websites of former employers.• Highlight relevant skills.
  • Employment Gaps• Use a cover letter to explain gaps in employment.• Avoid posting too many positions and looking like a job jumper.
  • PRESENTATION
  • Presentation Tips• Include personalized cover letter.• Include white space.• Include your email address which should be yourname@emailprovider.com.• Keep resume under 2 pages.
  • Resume Format• Chronological – same field• Functional - switch fields
  • http://vizualize.me
  • Digital Resumes
  • Save as PDF
  • STYLE
  • Style Tips• Bullet points• Be concise.• Have it proofread.• Use active verbs.
  • Active Verb ExampleNon-active:I made 11 curriculum modules formy team.Active:I created and/or customized 11curriculum modules for my team.
  • Outcomes with NumbersRather than stating:Taught digital literacy classes to adultstudents.State:Taught and graduated an average of18 adult digital literacy studentsevery six weeks.
  • CYC StatsFor your team, we can tell you:• The number of people trained• The number of SBAs• The number of people reached in outreach efforts
  • CYC StatsFor you:• Think about what stats you already know.• Talk to your PA.• Talk to Angela.• We’re here to help you.
  • How to Use a Resume• Send your resume to people, not places.• Send your resume with a cover letter.• Don’t mass mail your resume.• Send your resume with the job application form.• Follow up.
  • Online Presence
  • CYC Blogging Team
  • CYC Professional Dev 2012 Advanced LinkedIn for 16-Mar-12 the Job Seeker Use Your Network (Online & Offline) to Find 30-Mar-12 a Job Meaningful Networking: 13-Apr-12 Online & Offline
  • Creative Commons License• This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0