6 Week Program Module 1

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6 Week Program Module 1

  1. 1. Strategic Career Development 6-Week Program Mountbatten Certificate and MBA Students 2010
  2. 2. Module 1 Resumes that Work! Mountbatten Certificate and MBA Students 2010
  3. 3. Start Up… TODAY’S AGENDA Draft Your Resume Create a Cover Letter Framework Have a Visibility Plan
  4. 4. Functional vs. Chronological Resumes Career Evolution START HERE • Consider the right tool for the right time Functional Chronological Skills and Expertise Dates and Experience Questions Raised? Need to Knows…
  5. 5. Functional Sample
  6. 6. Chronological Sample
  7. 7. Anatomy of a Chronological Resume Experienced Professional Student/Recent Graduate – Header – Header – Summary – Summary – Professional Experience – Education – Professional Experience – Additional Experience – Other Categories – Education Note: International Differences – Other Categories
  8. 8. Cover Letter Framework • Brief 3 or 4 paragraphs • Insert summary statement/show you are a match • Have a closing with a follow up plan
  9. 9. Next Steps • Revise your resume • Conduct a peer-review • Review the checklist • Schedule and complete your One:One • Practice communicating your message • Build your visibility
  10. 10. Resume Checklist 1. Identify target job, write target job statements 2. Identify core competencies/qualifications 3. Evidence hard and soft skills 4. Strong, well organized content 5. Powerful skills summary (i.e., Key Takeaways) 6. Credentials: Education, Certifications, Awards, etc. 7. Experience – results-oriented, achievements-based 8. Differentiators 9. Format attractive/easy to read 10. Cross-check job ad 11. Cross-check cover letter 12. Proof read resume and cover letter 13. Documents in Word, Text, Pdf 14. Information matches online presence (LinkedIn, Web sites, etc) 15. Networking contacts to send it to 16. Follow up plan
  11. 11. Communicate Your Message In-Person Position yourself with a winning introduction… Component Good Better Best – Your name – Expertise/Cos – Ideal role/employer – Results employers get – Connection, Wow, Buzz – Goals May I send my resume?
  12. 12. Create Your Visibility Plan In-person: • Professional events • At work • Conferences • Circulate resume • Alumni events • Job fairs • Follow up conversation • Other • Ask for referrals, leads, or On-line: introductions • LinkedIn • Job Boards • Other
  13. 13. Next Steps 1. E-mail Coach@t2minc.com to schedule a 30-minute 1:1 for Resume Review 2. Proceed to Module 2

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