Dirk Spencer Resume Psychology - The Resume Playbook

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Updated Resume Psychology (RP) Lecture, reviewing the 4-Cs, using Job Titles in Labels, Keyword Hacks, what to stop doing on your resume, where to find keywords

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Dirk Spencer Resume Psychology - The Resume Playbook

  1. 1. The Resume Playbook
  2. 2. To be effective they have to be tightly focused on a single point in space
  3. 3. •Reach-ability •Readability •Like-ability
  4. 4. • Generally accepted format • Technology mandate • Hiring manager expects it
  5. 5.  Overt  Obvious  Aligned
  6. 6.  Difficult to understand  From a long-long-time ago  From a far-far-away place  About your “transferable”skills
  7. 7. • Extra skills will blunt your impact • The hiring manager has needs your experience must align
  8. 8. • Showcasing your word processing prowess is a mistake • Save the graphic manipulation, audio,video and formatting samples for your portfolio
  9. 9. •Being efficient on the resume limits your impact
  10. 10. Any one of following can corrupt your content: • Non-conventional bullets • Page borders • Text-boxes • Logos • Photos
  11. 11. • Stop using the header & footer The Applicant Tracking Software does NOT always collect the data Recruiters may not be able to “see” the header or footer when the file is opened in the ATS or Job Board
  12. 12. • Examples to Avoid:
  13. 13. • SHOUTING, not cool in texting • SHOUTING, not cool in email • SHOUTING, not cool in a resume
  14. 14. • Best Practices • Regulations • Laws • Standards • Tools • Technology • Products • Services
  15. 15. 1. Location – Where on the page 2. Proximity – How close together 3. Frequency – How often they repeat 4. Context – What is being explained
  16. 16. 1. Content - (Jargon) 2. Context - (Experience) 3. Clarity - (Scale) 4. Consistency – (Sustained)
  17. 17. •Definitions •Synonyms •Antonyms •Thesaurus
  18. 18. • Industry Dictionaries!
  19. 19. • Savings • Percentages • Revenues • Margins • Costs • Expenses • Budgets • ROI • Totals • Gross / Net • Profits / Loss
  20. 20. • Magazines • Books • Conferences • Associations • Blogs • Authors • Speakers • Historians • Experts • Critics
  21. 21. • It increases comprehension • It allows for more keywords • It improves skill branding
  22. 22. Designed, developed, implemented customer service software solution.
  23. 23. Designed customer service software requirements… Developed customer service software project schedules… Implemented customer service software solution used by 3 regional offices
  24. 24. • Allows for efficient reading • Enables speed-reading • Allows the hiring manager to see what he or she cares about (Which makes it easier for the recruiter to present your expertise)
  25. 25. • It looks sloppy • It can make you appear disorganized • It can draw them to the wrong skill set
  26. 26. It pulls the eye downward toward the bottom of the word where it is least readable
  27. 27. Italics pushes the eye away or off the word which reduces reader comprhension
  28. 28. • Sans-Serif • Universal to the WWW • Most resumes are viewed electronically
  29. 29. • Name – The one people know you by • Job Title – The industry standard • Email – No Sexy Kitty / Tail Chasers • Phone – Verify it is the correct number • City, State, Zip – We use geography
  30. 30. • Copy and paste your top of page content into a spreadsheet and see how it loads! • Why? Every recruiter uses a spreadsheet!
  31. 31. Recruiter Preview Recruiter Summary Recruiter Overview Recruiter Professional Experience Recruiter Career Experience Recruiter Training
  32. 32. Recruiter Software Recruiter Methods Recruiter Tools Recruiter Associations Recruiter Awards Recruiter Conferences Recruiter Best Practices Recruiter Processes Recruiter Body of Knowledge
  33. 33. Job-Title “with expertise in” Keyword-Skill-1 Keyword-Skill-2 Keyword-Skill-3 “using” or “supporting” or “applying” Keyword-Skill-4 Keyword-Skill-5 Keyword-Skill-6
  34. 34. • 7 to 10 Words Max • Make it keyword dense
  35. 35. Why? They can mix up what they read or see in a long, lazy, laundry list They can be offended you combine “continuing edu” with their beloved alma mater!
  36. 36. Why? This allows hiring managers to see what they care about … allows them to see their bias! Benefit! Appears better organized MUCH easier to read
  37. 37. • You need at least 21 Keywords per page • This is typically 2% of your resume!
  38. 38. LEFT ALIGNED
  39. 39. How the eye travels down the page
  40. 40. MOST Important Data This Side
  41. 41. LEAST Important Data This Side
  42. 42. DirkPMP@Yahoo.Com 214-295-8687 @DirkInDallas WWW.Slideshare.Net/Dirk Spencer http://www.linkedin.com/in/dirkindallas Creator of "Resume Psychology – Get the Offer Not the Interview”©
  43. 43.  Accounting  Administration  AP & AR  Asset Management  Audit  Banking  Benefits  Call Centers  Chip Design  Compensation  Construction  Consumer Products  Content Management  Coordination  Circuit Design  Defense  Developers / Programmers  Executive Search  Financial Services  Food & Beverage  Franchising
  44. 44.  Graphic Design  Hospitality  HRIS  Human Resources  Legal Counsel  Logistics  Org Development  Payroll  Pharmaceuticals  Project Management  Real Estate  Revenue Management  Sales  Social Media  Software Apps  Software Architecture  Software Development  Supply Chain  Technology / IT / IS  Telecommunications  Training  Transportation
  45. 45. • Colorado Association Healthcare Executives (CAHE) Annual Conference • Meeting of the Minds Conference • Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of Champions • North Texas Small Business Summit • TalentNet Live Social Recruiting Conference • Frisco Connect Job Seeker Strategy Summit • Texas Small Business Summit • Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference • American Society of Quality (ASQ) • Texas Workforce Commission Veterans Support Group • Intuit Women’s Network • International Institute of Business Analyst (IIBA) • National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
  46. 46. • St.Jude Career Alliance a Chapter of the Catholic Career Development Community (CCDC) • Career Counseling Group (CCG) of DFW Islamic Association of North Texas (IANT) • Career Counseling Group (CCG) of DFW Islamic Center of Irving (ICI) • Crossroads Bible Church (CBC) Career TransitionWorkshop (CTW) • Jewish Family Service (JFS) • Career Jump Start - First United Methodist Church Richardson (FUMCR) • Carrollton Career Focus Group (CFG) • Carrollton City Job Hunt 101 • Custer Rd Church Job Net Plano • FortWorth Career Search Network (FWCSN) • MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church (MBBC) Career Transition Network (CTN) • McKinney Trinity Presbyterian Church Career Transition Network (CTN) • McKinneyWorkforce Networking • Preston Trail Job Network (PTJN) • Saint Philip's Episcopal of Frisco Job Ministry • Southlake Focus Group (SFG) • St.Andrew UMC Sales Group with Dennis O’Hagan
  47. 47. • Dallas Fort Worth Texas Recruiter Network (DFWTRN) • Executive Search Owners Association (ESOA) • Inter-City Personnel Associates (IPA) Associates Food & Beverage • Pikes Peak Recruiter Network (PPRN) • Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference • The Rick Gillis Radio Show in Houston,Texas ESPN Radio • CareerRocketeer “The 150+ Experts on Twitter All Job Seekers Must Follow • The Fort-Worth Star-Telegram
  48. 48. Reference Material: Courtesy of Google I am not affiliated with LinkedIn, Slideshare,Monster,CareerBuilder, Dice,JobVite,MaxHire,Taleo, Infor, PeopleAnswers,iCims All trademarks & logos are property of their respective companies

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