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  • Resume Refining and Corporate Recruiting

    1. 1. Resumes and Recruiting Presented by Ann Lough, C.A.C and Erica Prado
    2. 2. The “ Nuts & Bolts ” of Cover Letters and Resumes Presented by Ann Lough, C.A.C
    3. 3. Resume: Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of a cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>and a resume </li></ul><ul><li>is to get the interview ! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Cover Letters <ul><li>Unless stated otherwise, include a cover letter tailored to the specific position applying for </li></ul><ul><li>Paper, font and the visual should match the resume </li></ul><ul><li>First paragraph: Intro, state position applying for </li></ul><ul><li>Second paragraph: A brief summary as to how you see you/your skills fitting the position, the company vision etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Third paragraph: Action request – asking for interview or expressing interest in speaking to employer in more detail </li></ul>
    5. 5. Resume: Look & Feel <ul><li>White paper: easy to read, best for scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate white space, visually pleasing </li></ul><ul><li>11 or 12 font </li></ul><ul><li>Solid bullets </li></ul><ul><li>No underlining, italics, graphics or photos </li></ul>
    6. 6. Resume: Content <ul><li>A living document; keep updated </li></ul><ul><li>Name, email, cell only; omit personal information </li></ul><ul><li>State position you are applying for at top of resume </li></ul><ul><li>Use bullets; stay away from paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Succinct - Less is more! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Resume: Content <ul><li>Bold your title, not company name – focus needs to be on your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Place a byline under name of company, stating type of company, number of employees </li></ul>
    8. 8. Resume: Content <ul><li>State reason for leaving (Layoff, Lost funding) Tell the story; anticipate employer questions (Staffing Agency) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not replicate same verbiage under each position, shake it up, rephrase </li></ul><ul><li>Quantify; Stress achievements – not job duties </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate or minimize adjectives: outgoing, organized; focus on using nouns and verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Use correct verb tense. If unemployed, everything should be in past tense </li></ul>
    9. 9. Resume: Content <ul><li>Think SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords </li></ul><ul><li>No mass mailing of resumes; customized resume and cover letter for each position. More work, but worth it! </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in employment gaps and list what you have been doing since last position </li></ul><ul><li>Combine contract positions wherever possible. If long term contract, don’t specify – wait until the interview to explain </li></ul>
    10. 10. Resume: Posting <ul><li>Do not include physical street address </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructions for posting to ensure proper layout for printing </li></ul><ul><li>Post with caution if currently employed, as employers use job boards also </li></ul>
    11. 11. Addendum <ul><li>A separate sheet which outlines and organizes your area of core competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Do not send with resume, but do take to interview </li></ul>
    12. 12. Resume: Sample 1 <ul><li>Objective : </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain a position supporting a C-level executive in a fast-paced environment </li></ul><ul><li>Summary : </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Executive Assistant with 20 years of experience. Proven ability to manage to all types of personalities; proficient in multi-tasking, meeting deadlines and prioritizing while remaining highly organized </li></ul>
    13. 13. Resume: Sample 2 <ul><li>Executive/Personal Assistant to CEO </li></ul><ul><li>10 years of right hand support to CEO, including 5 years of Personal Assistant duties </li></ul><ul><li>8 years in global technology firms </li></ul>
    14. 14. Resume: Functional vs. Chronological <ul><li>Functional – only when changing careers or out of the work force for an extended period of time </li></ul>
    15. 15. What is a Recruiter? <ul><li>Recruiter is someone who finds qualified candidates to interview for a particular position at an organization or firm </li></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source, Screen, and Select </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Recruiter is your sales representative </li></ul><ul><li>A Recruiter IS NOT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The fashion police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume writer </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Working with Staffing Firms <ul><li>Work with Recruiters who represent positions in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters in firms represent a multitude of employers in a variety of industries </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiters are retained by clients to find specific candidates for specific staffing needs </li></ul><ul><li>Send cover letter or summary to a Recruiter as you would to an employer </li></ul>
    17. 17. Working with Staffing Firms <ul><li>Treat interviews with Recruiters as a first step in the interview process as Recruiters are your link to the employer </li></ul><ul><li>Try to stay within your skill set during the current downturn, as when trying to change careers, you will be competing with applicants who already possess that background & experience </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you ask about their process; how to stay in touch, how to follow up </li></ul>
    18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Remember: In the end, you are the expert on you. </li></ul><ul><li>Certain formats may seem to work better than others; yet, when you send out that resume or hand out a business card, you need to feel that the format and content genuinely reflect you </li></ul>
    19. 19. Final Thought <ul><li>“ It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” </li></ul><ul><li> Charles Darwin </li></ul>
    20. 20. Corporate Recruiting What a Corporate Recruiter is and what we look for…
    21. 21. What is a Corporate Recruiter <ul><li>Also known as in-house, and internal </li></ul><ul><li>Works directly for the company </li></ul><ul><li>Work across departments and levels </li></ul><ul><li>Company knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Direct contact with Hiring Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Creates and delivers process </li></ul>
    22. 22. What to Expect from a Recruiter <ul><li>A Recruiter will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source resumes on key terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up if you’re a good match for the position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you’re a cultural fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure salary fits </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Sourcing <ul><li>Where we Source? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Boards: Monster, HotJobs, Dice, CareerBuilder, Craigslist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks: LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Profiles, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Xobni </li></ul>
    24. 24. What We Expect from a Candidate <ul><li>Candidate should: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the company (and the hiring manager) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prove you’re a cultural fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have multiple resume printouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dress to impress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Contact information <ul><li>Ann Lough </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Erica Stone Prado </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Consultation <ul><li>Monday, Oct 26 th 10a - 3p </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 minute consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dana Street Roasting Co </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>744 W Dana St Mountain View, CA 94041 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Monday, Nov 2 nd TBD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interview Session </li></ul></ul>