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Today’sIABC         Free Web         Seminar                 How to Create an A+                 Resume                 Pr...
How to Create an A+ Resume      Heather R. Huhman    Come Recommended, LLC
All About Heather University of Missouri Former intern PR pro Career expert Entrepreneur Author                     ...
What We’ll Discuss Today Resume layout and  formatting Writing to get noticed Resume strategies  that (actually) work  ...
Resumes 101 First step  – Standard in hiring Paired with a cover letter Digital & print  – Social media  – Personal web...
Resume Layout & Formatting
Resume Layout Cover letter Headline Professional profile Experience Education Skills, affiliations, & awards        ...
Cover Letter First read Introduction  – Advertises resume Email body                                8
Headline Basics  – Name  – Contact information     • Social media  – Sub-headline     • Your “role”                      ...
Professional Profile Not objective  statement Short description Who are you and  what can you offer  the organization?...
Experience “Meat” of resume Chronological order Experience vs. other  experience Bullet points Accomplishments >  res...
Education Higher education  – No high school Basic info Extra room?  – Classes & projects     • Accomplishments        ...
Skills, Affiliations, & Awards Unique Current The “best” Keywords Highlight executive positions                      ...
Resume Formatting Rule: 1 page  – Approx. 600 words Font  – Serif v. sans serif  – Font size > 10 pt. .PDF or .DOC     ...
Writing to Get Noticed
Resume Writing Tone  – Professional  – Avoid jargon  – Active vs. passive                              16
Resume Writing Style  – Spelling  – Grammar  – Phrases vs. sentences                             17
Resume Writing Content  – Numbers  – Keywords    • Job description    • Google    • RezScore Skills Explorer             ...
Resume Strategies That (actually)             Work
Resume Strategies Customization  – Research SEO  – Keywords  – Hyperlinks                              20
Resume Strategies Social media  – LinkedIn  – Facebook  – Twitter “Twesume”                             21
Thank you!                  Questions? Comments?Contact me:@HeatherHuhmanheather@comerecommended.comwww.heatherhuhman.com
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IABC Webinar: How to Create an A+ Resume

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IABC Webinar: How to Create an A+ Resume

  1. 1. Today’sIABC Free Web Seminar How to Create an A+ Resume Presented by Heather Huhman 18 January 2012Upcoming Free Web Seminar With an 80% discounted IABC student membershipHow to Build and Maintain Your  Enhance your knowledge andPersonal Brand skills with the highest7 March 2012 quality research, articles11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and best practices.Presented by Heather Huhman  Access professional development resources used by top communicators.  Add value to your resume, Learn more at connect with professionals students.iaband gain experience.  Discover the hidden job market. c.com
  2. 2. How to Create an A+ Resume Heather R. Huhman Come Recommended, LLC
  3. 3. All About Heather University of Missouri Former intern PR pro Career expert Entrepreneur Author 3
  4. 4. What We’ll Discuss Today Resume layout and formatting Writing to get noticed Resume strategies that (actually) work 4
  5. 5. Resumes 101 First step – Standard in hiring Paired with a cover letter Digital & print – Social media – Personal website 5
  6. 6. Resume Layout & Formatting
  7. 7. Resume Layout Cover letter Headline Professional profile Experience Education Skills, affiliations, & awards 7
  8. 8. Cover Letter First read Introduction – Advertises resume Email body 8
  9. 9. Headline Basics – Name – Contact information • Social media – Sub-headline • Your “role” 9
  10. 10. Professional Profile Not objective statement Short description Who are you and what can you offer the organization? Examples 10
  11. 11. Experience “Meat” of resume Chronological order Experience vs. other experience Bullet points Accomplishments > responsibilities 11
  12. 12. Education Higher education – No high school Basic info Extra room? – Classes & projects • Accomplishments 12
  13. 13. Skills, Affiliations, & Awards Unique Current The “best” Keywords Highlight executive positions 13
  14. 14. Resume Formatting Rule: 1 page – Approx. 600 words Font – Serif v. sans serif – Font size > 10 pt. .PDF or .DOC 14
  15. 15. Writing to Get Noticed
  16. 16. Resume Writing Tone – Professional – Avoid jargon – Active vs. passive 16
  17. 17. Resume Writing Style – Spelling – Grammar – Phrases vs. sentences 17
  18. 18. Resume Writing Content – Numbers – Keywords • Job description • Google • RezScore Skills Explorer 18
  19. 19. Resume Strategies That (actually) Work
  20. 20. Resume Strategies Customization – Research SEO – Keywords – Hyperlinks 20
  21. 21. Resume Strategies Social media – LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter “Twesume” 21
  22. 22. Thank you! Questions? Comments?Contact me:@HeatherHuhmanheather@comerecommended.comwww.heatherhuhman.com

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