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Resumes tuesday

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  2. 2. MARKETING<br />YOURSELF<br />
  3. 3. 98<br />
  4. 4. PERCENTAGE OF ALL RESUMES<br />THAT DON’T EVEN GET LOOKED AT<br />
  5. 5. 10<br />SECONDS<br />
  6. 6. THE AVERAGE TIME YOUR COVER LETTER RECEIVES <br />
  7. 7. 20 <br />SECONDS<br />
  8. 8. THE TIME <br />YOUR RESUME <br />RECEIVES<br />
  9. 9. RESUME BASICS<br />
  10. 10. WHAT A RESUME IS<br />A SALES TOOL<br />IT IS NOT <br /><ul><li>A LIFE HISTORY
  11. 11. A PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
  12. 12. ABOUT YOUR HOBBIES
  13. 13. ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
  14. 14. ABOUT YOUR SALARY
  15. 15. A WORK OF ART
  16. 16. A STATEMENT OF YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY ON LIFE</li></ul>THERE ARE NO RULES<br />THERE ARE EXPECTATIONS<br />
  17. 17. FIRST THINGS FIRST.<br />WHO ARE YOU?<br />WHERE ARE YOU?<br />HOW TO GET IN CONTACT WITH YOU.<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20. REMEMBER, THAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT MARKETING YOURSELF – NOT JUST A LAUNDRY LISTING OF WHAT YOU’VE DONE<br />
  21. 21. CAREER SUMMARY<br />
  22. 22. SELL IT<br />DON’T TELL IT<br />
  23. 23. PROFESSIONAL<br />EXPERIENCE<br />RELEVANT BUT NOT OVER 10 YEARS OLD<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26. EDUCATION<br />CREDENTIALS<br />CERTIFICATIONS<br />
  27. 27. BE DETAILED<br />INCLUDE CONTINUING EDUCATION<br />ENSURE RELEVANCY<br />
  28. 28. HONORS, AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS<br />THESE DISTINGUISH YOU FROM OTHERS<br />WILL BE VALUABLE TO YOUR EMPLOYER<br />PUBLIC SPEAKING, AWARDS, IF YOU ARE PUBLISHED, REMEMBER – IF IT IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE IT SHOULD BE IN YOUR CAREER SUMMARY<br />
  29. 29. ANY <br />QUESTIONS?<br />
  30. 30. FORMAT <br />OPTIONS<br />TO CATCH <br />AN EYE<br />
  31. 31. FORMAT RULE #1 <br />EYE CATCHING BUT READABLE<br />3C’S<br />CLEAN, CONCISE, CONSISTENT<br />
  32. 32. FOUR BASIC TYPES<br />CHRONOLOGICAL<br />FUNCTIONAL<br />COMBINATION/HYBRID<br />TARGETED<br />
  33. 33. CHRONOLOGICAL<br />STARTS BY LISTING YOUR WORK HISTORY WITH THE MOST RECENT POSITION <br />
  34. 34. FUNCTIONAL<br />FOCUSES ON SKILLS AND <br />EXPERIENCE RATHER THAN ON <br />CHRONOLOGICAL WORK HISTORY<br />
  35. 35. COMBINATION<br />A COMBINATION RESUME <br />LISTS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE<br /> FIRST, <br />THEN EMPLOYMENT HISTORY IS LISTED<br />
  36. 36. TARGETED<br />IS A RESUME THAT IS TAYLORED <br />OR CUSTOMIZED TO HIGHLIGHT THE EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS A PERSON <br />HAS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE <br />JOB THEY ARE APPLYING FOR AND A <br />CHRONOLOGICAL WORK HISTORY<br /> IS PREFERRED.<br />
  37. 37. FONT<br />STYLE<br />OPTIONS<br />(BOLD, UNDERLINE, ITALICS)<br />
  38. 38. TEN COMMON ERRORS<br />Don’t Rely On Outdated Sources<br />Don’t Include Every Job – Relevancy<br />Listing Only Job Duties Rather Than Accomplishments – Answer This Question – What Did You Accomplish In This Job That Someone Else Might Not Have?<br />Don’t Include Subjective Descriptions – Just The Facts<br />Don’t leave out volunteer work if it’s relevant you still did it – even if you didn’t get paid<br />
  39. 39. TEN COMMON ERRORS<br />Don’t include inappropriate information – family, height, weight, salary history, etc.<br />7) Don’t overdo the creativity – clarity is more important<br />8) Having tiny inconsistencies – attention to detail<br />9) Sending in a resume without a cover letter. Research and customize it for making a compelling case for yourself as a candidate.<br />10) Believing every piece of resume advice you get. Ask 10 times, get 10 answers.<br />
  40. 40. ACTIVITY<br />
  41. 41. THE COVER LETTER<br />KEY SELLING POINTS<br />UNIQUE<br />CONCISE<br />ACHIEVEMENTS<br />
  42. 42. STRATEGY<br />OPENING<br />BODY<br />CLOSING<br />
  43. 43. PROOFREAD – POLISH - FINALIZE<br />PROFESSIONALISM<br />ATTENTION TO DETAIL<br />ANSWER THE EMPLOYERS BASIC QUESTION<br />“WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?”<br />

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