The Visual Resume

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How do you create a resume with will pass a visual inspection? How do you make the life the the resume reviewer easier?

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The Visual Resume

  1. 1. The Visual Resume Building a resume that passes a visual inspection. Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 1 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  2. 2. 2 words to summarize presentation: 1) ____________________ 2) ____________________ Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 2 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  3. 3. Thisisadifferent wayto lookatresume creation Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 3 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  4. 4. This is NOT • Writing by keywords for automated resume systems • Specific to any one profession Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 4 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  5. 5. What is a resume? • Sales Document • Designed to get you an interview. • Does NOT need to have every job • Does NOT need to have every task in the jobs listed Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 5 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  6. 6. Another way to look at it • Make life of the HR person easier – How many seconds do you have? – What makes a good cover letter? • Move your resume to the next step (or the next generation!) Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 6 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  7. 7. The Keys: • ‘Simply’ engage • ‘Simply’ engage • ‘Simply’ engage (Not that it is that easy!) Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 7 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  8. 8. Examples: • Web sites (successful) • Print advertising • Email and newsletters Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 8 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  9. 9. Please say that again! (Differently) • Short • Easy to mentally digest • Interesting or energizing Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 9 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  10. 10. Get someone's interest three times… • and get moved to the YES pile. (If you are qualified) Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 10 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  11. 11. The Visual Technique • 2' test, what draws your eye? • Engage and you get more time! Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 11 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  12. 12. Step 1: • Goal, Objective, (or whatever you want to call it) • 1-2 seconds • 1 sentence only – What position do you want? – What is great about you that will help them? Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 12 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  13. 13. Step 2: • Summary, Skills (or whatever you want to call it) • 2-3 seconds • Bullets or simple chart • No phrase longer than half a line each Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 13 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  14. 14. Step 3: • Experience • 5-30 seconds • Draw attention to Title, or Company, or Both • Everything in bullets, max 2 lines per item • Accomplishments, responsibilities if needed Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 14 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  15. 15. Visualization 10 minutes in the life of an HR person Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 15 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  16. 16. Effect: resume reviewer • ‘Simply’ engage 3 times • The person will – be happy with you – pass on the resume – be confident they are doing well Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 16 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  17. 17. Effect: hiring manager • ‘Simply’ engage 3 times – The person will be interested – Will read the resume in more detail Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 17 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  18. 18. 2 words to summarize presentation: 1) ____________________ 2) ____________________ Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 18 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  19. 19. 2 words to summarize presentation: 1) Simple 2) ____________________ Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 19 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  20. 20. 2 words to summarize presentation: 1) Simple 2) Engaging Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 20 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  21. 21. Questions Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 21 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby
  22. 22. Examples Thursday 11/17/10 for the Rochester NY Employment Network 22 The Visual Resume (c) Eric R. Derby

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