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Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content
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Resume Kiss of Death (K.O.D.) - Killing Vague Resume Content

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Unpacking Resume Content - How to avoid resume Kiss of Death words and phrases to create granular content, improve keyword hit rates and communicate your expertise to search engines and human …

Unpacking Resume Content - How to avoid resume Kiss of Death words and phrases to create granular content, improve keyword hit rates and communicate your expertise to search engines and human readers

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  • 1. Dirk Spencer Creator of Resume Psychology© Corporate Recruiter
  • 2. It is the application of skills without thinking
  • 3.  Driving cars  Flying planes  Cycling  Doing Research  Reading  Watching TV  Public Speaking  Recovering from a slip or stumble  On the Job Performance
  • 4. Writing resume content that lands job offers
  • 5.  Obscure terms  Over-used terms  Words prone to misuse  Phrases that distort experience
  • 6.  A lack of granularity  A lack of specificity  It raises questions about the content  It cannot be evaluated easily
  • 7. Ask better questions about what you write
  • 8. History Yields Context
  • 9. Be able to express it in 15 to 20 words
  • 10. Showcases industry awareness, knowledge, adaptation skills …which can increase a candidate’s credibility…
  • 11. Who What Where When Why How
  • 12. Names of people Their job titles Reporting relationships Vendors involved Who cared the most Who cared the least
  • 13. …Industries …Customers …Vendors …Outcomes …Tools
  • 14.  Company  Boardroom  Classroom  City  State  Region  Country  Continent
  • 15.  Choices made  Decisions taken  Anyone who cared  Original goals  How events caused changes  Actual end-game results
  • 16. Processes Best practices Skills Communications Budgeting
  • 17. All, Other, Every, Any
  • 18. The “definitions of these words by definition” are vague; used in an attempt to convey a larger or more inclusive scale
  • 19. These words reduce a candidate’s credibility II
  • 20. PS: Recruiters never search on the words…
  • 21.  Relationship  Consultative  Spin  Strategy  Solution  Partnership  VITO  Challenger  Goal  Quota  Close
  • 22.  Waterfall  PMBOK / BABOK  Gate Reviews  RAD/JAD  Rational Unified Process  Use Cases  Object Oriented  Six Sigma / Lean Six Sigma  Scrum  Agile
  • 23.  Cold Calling / Reverse Phone Books  Entertainment Venues  Billboards / Newspaper Ads  Bulletin Boards / Company Web Sites  Job Boards / Niche Boards  Search Engines  Social Media  On-line Communities  New Media
  • 24. Etymology Jargon Acronyms Definitions Glossaries Synonyms Industry Dictionaries
  • 25. Questions?Questions?
  • 26.  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”©
  • 27.  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
  • 28.  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
  • 29. • 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).
  • 30. • 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 Transition Workshop (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 • Fort Worth Career Search Network (FWCSN) • MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church (MBBC) Career Transition Network (CTN) • McKinney Trinity Presbyterian Church Career Transition Network (CTN) • McKinney Workforce 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
  • 31. • 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
  • 32.  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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