The 7 Day Job Search, Day 3 - Review Your Resume

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Why wait six months to find a job? I can jumpstart your job search in one week. Learn how to find a job in 7 days!

On Day 3 we share the secret to WOWing a recruiter when all you have is 6 seconds!

Get full access to the free 7 Day Job Search course at http://www.michaelpeggs.com/7dayjobsearch/

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The 7 Day Job Search, Day 3 - Review Your Resume

  1. 1. The  7-­‐Day  Job  Search   How  to  find  a  job  in  7  days   Day  3  –  REVIEW  YOUR  RESUME  
  2. 2. MichaelPeggs.com   On  average,  recruiters  review  your  resume   for  6  seconds.   6  seconds…  
  3. 3. MichaelPeggs.com   Share  your  story,  capture  their  a;en<on  
  4. 4. MichaelPeggs.com   Story   Plot   Design  Theme   CREATE  A…   “Movies  rely  on  plots  to  move  the   story  forward.  Resumes  should   also  rely  on  themes  to  convey   certain  stories.”    
  5. 5. MichaelPeggs.com   Story   Spend  the  majority  of   your  <me  custom  wri<ng   your  resume  so  that  your   accomplishments  align  to   the  job  responsibili<es   Omit  anything  that  does   not  support  the  central   storyline  of  your  resume   Who  am  I?   How  did  I  get  here?   How  can  I  help  you?   Why  should  you  trust  me?  
  6. 6. MichaelPeggs.com   Plot   Instead  of  an  objec<ve   statement,  write  a  profile   that  establishes  credibility   and  builds  your  brand  on   the  benefits  an  employer   would  gain  from  hiring   you.   Highlight  the  impact  of   your  role  rather  than   simply  lis<ng  your   responsibili<es,  skills  and   strengths.  Show,  don’t   tell.  
  7. 7. MichaelPeggs.com   Design  Theme   Use  Readable  Fonts  –     Use  a  serif  for  sec<on   headers  and  a  sans-­‐serif   for  the  body.  The  change   in  font  creates  clear  visual   separa<on  that  a;racts   the  eye  to  important   informa<on     Bullets,  Not  Paragraphs  –     A  recruiter  will  glaze  right   over  large  chunks  of  text  on   a  resume  because   paragraphs  don’t  stand  out.   List  your  accomplishments  in   bullets  to  improve  the   chances  of  catching  the   recruiter’s  eye.   Create  SeparaRon  –     Separa<ng  the  body  of   text  with  white  space  is   important.  Avoid  uniform   spacing  &  bolded  text,   underlines  or  italics  to   separate  sec<ons  
  8. 8. MichaelPeggs.com   Tips   1.  Pay  a;en<on  to  job  pos<ngs.  Carefully  read  the   language  and  keywords  that  are  included  and  use  those   in  your  resume.     2.  Results  and  achievements  with  quan<fiable  data  are   what  recruiters  and  hiring  managers  are  looking  for:   Don’t  list  your  daily  tasks  or  du<es.   3.  Stop  using  generic  words  like  ‘develop,’  ‘manage,’  and   ‘maintain.’  Be  compelling  in  how  you  explain  your   achievements  through  engaging  ac<on  words.  
  9. 9. MichaelPeggs.com   Tips   4.  Triple-­‐check  your  spelling,  grammar  and  even  your   phone  number.   5.  Use  easy-­‐to-­‐read  and  clean  forma^ng.  Don’t  clu;er   your  resume  with  too  many  different  fonts  and  font   sizes.  
  10. 10. MichaelPeggs.com   Get  the  full  7-­‐Day  Job  Search  Course  @   MichaelPeggs.com/7DayJobSearch  

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