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New Resume Writing Strategies - Women Connected Group @ LexisNexis

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Find out how resumes are "growing up" and how you can leverage this growth in your own resume. New resume writing strategies for your advanced job search. …

Find out how resumes are "growing up" and how you can leverage this growth in your own resume. New resume writing strategies for your advanced job search.


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  • 1. YOUR RESUME IS GROWING UP. How Does This “Growth” Benefit You? Intro to Resume Writing 3.0 From Paper to ATS Systems to Online Search/Social Media
  • 2. • Let’s Work on the Resume — Yuk!!! • Truth Be Told, Few Get Excited About Resume Writing • Those Who are Analytically Minded Tend to Enjoy Resume Writing the Most 2 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 3. 1. One of the Biggest Changes to the Hiring Landscape — LinkedIn, The New Online Resume — “Apply With LinkedIn” feature; submit LinkedIn page, not resume; already integrated into a few select company websites 3 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 4. LinkedIn Enables Job Seekers to Take Their Search Public — Announce to the world that you’re seeking a new job. Make your credentials visible. 4 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 5. Will LinkedIn Replace the Traditional Resume? —At the moment, no. Too buggy. “Apply with LinkedIn” has seen slow integration by hiring companies, job boards, and so on. Some claim <5,000 currently using. 5 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 6. 2. OH MY, Have Resumes Changed! BEFORE 6 AFTER Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 7. Why All The Changes? —Applicant Tracking Systems are Getting “Smarter” —More Resumes Are Being Viewed Soft Copy —Keyword-Rich Content is “Ruling the Roost” —Online Visual Resumes are Leading Change (i.e. Prezumes, VisualCV, LinkedIn) —Resumes Need to be Skimmable 7 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 8. 3. Resumes Now Have a Header + Sub-Header (also referred to a Title + Sub-Title) CAUTION: If readers of your resume need to ask, “what you are targeting” — you haven’t developed a viable “start” to your resume. With the sub-header, you have MANY options on what you include: [-] Achievements [-] Target Industry [-] Primary Job Skills [-] Security Clearance [-] Top Credentials [-] Quick Examples of Projects 8 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 9. 4. Put Snippets of Text (Taglines) in Unexpected Places — This Lends to Skim Factor of Your Resume Example #1 Example #2 Example #3 9 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 10. 5. Yey!! Color + Graphic Design 10 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 11. 6. Use Situation/Action/Result (SAR) Writing Style Whenever Possible — although put the “r” first —Lead With Results Can Make the Resume Content More Visually Attractive; #’s and %’s are listed prominently. —Get Away from Mundane or Possibly Over-Used Action Verbs Example: This— Increased productivity by 50% amongst field technicians by implementing internal and external remote administration software. Initiated new procedures that resolved issues "over the wire" from a tech’s desk instead of physically accessing the computer. Instead of This— Implemented internal and external remote administration software and initiated new procedures that resolved issues "over the wire" from a tech’s desk instead of physically accessing the computer. Increased productivity by 50% amongst field technicians. Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved 11
  • 12. 7. What About Mobile??? Jobseeker Side of Things —Phone Apps (JobMo, LinkUp, Indeed [Possibly Most Robust] ) —Increased Ability to Search Employers On the Employer Side of Things —Increased Speed-to-Communicate, sure ... —How mobile effect viewing of resumes, recruitment, and pre-screening is yet to be seen “...companies are struggling to keep up despite the enormous opportunity mobile provides: just 20% of companies have mobile-optimized career sites, and a mere three percent have a mobile app.” —Source: theundercoverrecruiter.com/mobile-recruiting-hiring Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved 12
  • 13. Question & Answer Session Please ask your questions. 13 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  • 14. Presenter Contact Teena Rose, Highly Endorsed, Highly Referred Resume Writer Branding Strategist & Career Coach Resume to Referral Connect With Me on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/teenarose Office: (937) 325-2149 Email: teena@resumetoreferral.com Website: www.resumebycprw.com 14 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved