Creating Your Resume

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Creating Your Resume

  1. 1. Creating your resume www.reCareered.com Blog by Phil Rosenberg <ul><li>I would rather have a root canal than write my resume! </li></ul>
  2. 2. Schedule a time <ul><li>Schedule a day to write. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan nothing else that day </li></ul><ul><li>Choose someplace quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise first, to get the blood flowing, and the endorphins humming </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t have a laptop, arrange out of house activities for the kids, so you’ll have the house to yourself. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Use a template <ul><li>Use a template to start. </li></ul><ul><li>Major job boards to alumni sites, or just Google resume template. </li></ul><ul><li>This will be a draft, and you’ll change it many times. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Iterative process <ul><li>Don’t try to write a final copy when you are starting </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative process </li></ul><ul><li>Writing then reviewing </li></ul><ul><li>At least 3 reviews, minimum </li></ul>
  5. 5. Take a break <ul><li>Take a break. After you’ve done a first draft, take a break </li></ul><ul><li>Go for a walk, or a run, or just get away </li></ul><ul><li>Take an hour, clear your head, and come back fresh to do a critical read and edit. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Peer review <ul><li>Have others review </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible to write a good resume without a third party reviewer </li></ul><ul><li>The reviewer will read it from a readers’ perspective </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conflicting Advise <ul><li>Plan on conflicting advise </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the person for their input </li></ul><ul><li>Make your choice of who’s advice makes sense for you </li></ul><ul><li>It’s your resume, Own it </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spelling & grammar count <ul><li>“ prefer my lunch be gin at noon” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Expert at finding and fixing erorrs” </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling, grammar, format, tabs, margins, fonts all matter </li></ul><ul><li>2 chances to be perfect in your life – birth, and resume </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Good? <ul><li>Don’t settle for ok, good, or good enough </li></ul><ul><li>Make it stellar, exemplary </li></ul><ul><li>Your competition is </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring managers see only the top 2-3 % of resumes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Now get typing <ul><li>Stop procrastinating. I know you dread this…everyone does. I feel your pain. Now gut up and start. So…what are you waiting for? Get typing! </li></ul>
  11. 11. OK, Let’s get going… * Questions? * Suggestions? * Ideas?

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