Brainstorm1. List Everything2. Review Job you are applying for3. Open a new document and copy over highly relevant or impressive experience4. Creative action-oriented statements for each5. Forget the objective – add a one sentence pitch6. Create a good looking document
What Order?O Highlight your most relevant skills and experience first and then work your way down to other pertinent information.O Include: Contact Info, Summary of Core Qualifications, Relevant Work Experience, Relevant Volunteer and Other Experience, Education and Honors & Awards. http://goo.gl/8xcuc
Leave these off O Objectives O Personal Details O Too Much Formatting O Every Job O List of tasks for every job O Long List of Irrelevant Skills O “References Upon Request”
Spin ItO “Supervised 2 people” v “Lead Marketing Team”O “Managed $100,000 budget v “Managed marketing budget” Quantify when possible Use industry keywords
LinkedInO Post ResumeO Gather RecommendationsO State AwardsO Professional OrganizationsO Connect to past connections and newO Join Groups – Professional and Job-HuntersO Link to Slideshare and Twitter*
AssignmentO Join LinkedinO Join Groups that are relevant to you professionallyO Follow a company or twoBring in job online site!
Ultimate Course for helping Job-hunters Dates: January 24 and January 31 Time: 1-2pm Instructor(s): Diana Silveira Title: The Ultimate Course for helping Job-huntersDescription:This two-part class help prepare you to assist job seekers in your library.The course will focus on:the new rules for creating effective resumeshow to create a resume using MSWord and how to customize a resume for online jobapplicationshow to utilize LinkedIn and other online job resourcesassisting users on saving their resume in an accessible method (Cloud-computing/USBs, etc)Between classes, attendees will each be asked to work on a project useful to them - or onesuggested in class. One-on-one assistance with the instructor will be provided during thistime.
Ultimate Course for helping Job-hunters: Part 2
LinkedIn Groups O Recommended For Job Hunters O Jobs O Jobs 2.0O For Librarians looking for resources O Consider for your community: job club or this Job Seekers
LanguageO Language: 100 most powerful resume wordsO Software is reading…. O software systems programmed to look for specific keyword O list any technical skills relevant to the job position up front http://goo.gl/5OgnP
Tips for ResumesO Consider File Format. Save in pdf, doc, rtf.O Users will be C/P into emails and online applications. O Keep points to the Point O Keep a version in txt without formattingO It will be scanned – so keep graphics to a minimum
Interview TipsO Prep – Research CompanyO Have questions!O It starts the moment you enter – first impressions countO Practice questions (Career Transitions, a friend)O Emphasis good qualitiesO Watch/Practice Positive Body LanguageO Follow-Up
Quick TipsO Know your audienceO Watch body languageO Watch your tone – inflect, show enthusiasmO Smile… but not like a psychoO Bring some relevant canned storiesO Watch “I” and “We”O Dress conservative with a little flair