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THE GOOD, THE BAD, ANDTHE 10-PAGERS  HOW TO MAKE ANY RESUME BETTER                        Candace Moody, WorkSource       ...
GOOD RESUMES…•   Are easy on the eyes and easy to read•   Present information so recruiters can find it quickly•   Highlig...
BAD RESUMES…•   Give recruiters a reason to screen them out•   Contradict the candidate’s experience or skills•   Draw att...
RESUME FORMATS•   Chronological•   Functional•   C.V.•   Electronic
OPTIONAL MODULES•   All your experience with dates•   List of Company supervisors, addresses, contacts•   Awards and honor...
WASTED SPACE•   References Available Upon Request•   Salary Negotiable•   Responsible for…•   Experience in…•   Detail-ori...
HOW TO BUILD A RESUME•   Start with the Objective; but use the Career Summary to head    up the document•   Build the infr...
TIPS FROM MASTER RESUME WRITERS•   There are no rules, but there are some things that work    better than others•   Go lig...
STUPID RESUME TRICKS•   Too many words – it’s hard to edit yourself•   Too much formatting – hard to read and hard to scan...
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD RESUME GREAT•Consolidate by listing      •Rev up the professionalonly relevant                summary w...
BUT DOES IT MATTER?
GOOGLE IS YOUR NEW RESUME.DISCUSS.
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WWW.MYCAREERTRAX.COM
WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESLeading Marketing & Communications Campaigns from Strategy &Concept Development through Creat...
WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESSENIOR OPERATING & MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE16 Years P&L Responsibility for Multi-Site Business Un...
WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESPROFESSIONAL ENGINEER / ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGERActive (Q) Top Secret Security Clearance...
WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESEXPERIENCED RESTAURANT& HOSPITALITY MANAGERTen years’ experience working in casual dining, fi...
BONUS OFFER: SCRIPT FOR RESUME REVIEW       Email: cmoody@worksourcefl.com
S                                 ER                            SW                        ANCOM                  NDRCEFL  ...
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Resume writing 2012

  1. 1. THE GOOD, THE BAD, ANDTHE 10-PAGERS HOW TO MAKE ANY RESUME BETTER Candace Moody, WorkSource JACKSONVILLE
  2. 2. GOOD RESUMES…• Are easy on the eyes and easy to read• Present information so recruiters can find it quickly• Highlight important information and experience• Tell a good story• Don’t make any mistakes
  3. 3. BAD RESUMES…• Give recruiters a reason to screen them out• Contradict the candidate’s experience or skills• Draw attention to gaps in experience or skills• Are exhausting to read and make information hard to find• Arrive naked, with no context
  4. 4. RESUME FORMATS• Chronological• Functional• C.V.• Electronic
  5. 5. OPTIONAL MODULES• All your experience with dates• List of Company supervisors, addresses, contacts• Awards and honors• Articles, publications, speaking engagements• History of community service
  6. 6. WASTED SPACE• References Available Upon Request• Salary Negotiable• Responsible for…• Experience in…• Detail-oriented• Hard working• Team player• Your Objective
  7. 7. HOW TO BUILD A RESUME• Start with the Objective; but use the Career Summary to head up the document• Build the infrastructure; what sections go where, and why?• Re-weight skills to support the objective• Write lean and clean and build your case to support the objective• Focus on the jobseeker’s brand and the employer’s requirements
  8. 8. TIPS FROM MASTER RESUME WRITERS• There are no rules, but there are some things that work better than others• Go light on job duties; an accountant is an accountant is an accountant• Use a summary instead of an objective 95 percent of the time• Load your resume with key words• Include live links
  9. 9. STUPID RESUME TRICKS• Too many words – it’s hard to edit yourself• Too much formatting – hard to read and hard to scan• Bad Objectives or Summaries• Listing personal qualities that no one can verify• Outdated education or industry jargon• Tiny typos that could be prevented• Generalized format that doesn’t match the target• Cover letters that sell too much or too little
  10. 10. HOW TO MAKE A GOOD RESUME GREAT•Consolidate by listing •Rev up the professionalonly relevant summary with realexperience substance•Make the transition •Load up on key wordsfrom listing job duties to for the industrylisting accomplishments •Create several•Quantify whenever versions of thepossible document for different audiences
  11. 11. BUT DOES IT MATTER?
  12. 12. GOOGLE IS YOUR NEW RESUME.DISCUSS.
  13. 13. ESS TN EA GR F O IES ESL STOR PLS TEL AMSUME X EE OO D R G
  14. 14. WWW.MYCAREERTRAX.COM
  15. 15. WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESLeading Marketing & Communications Campaigns from Strategy &Concept Development through Creative Design & Execution•Recognized Thought Leader with 15+ years’ experience orchestrating best-in-class, integrated global marketing and communications programs forFortune 500 companies, consumer product brands, non-profits, politicalcampaigns, government agencies, and entrepreneurial start-up ventures.Wealth of experience across B2B and B2C markets in North America, SouthAmerica, and Europe.•Generated significant media coverage in major newspapers,magazines, broadcasts, and online outlets: Wall Street Journal, NYTimes, Chicago Tribune, AP, USA Today, CBS, GMA, Fox, The View,Telemundo.
  16. 16. WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESSENIOR OPERATING & MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE16 Years P&L Responsibility for Multi-Site Business Units Worldwide•New & Emerging Growth Ventures Business Turnarounds•New Venture Development & Double-Digit Revenue & Profit Growth•Business Process Redesign & Optimization•New Market Development & Organizational Design•Employee Recruitment, Training & Development
  17. 17. WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESPROFESSIONAL ENGINEER / ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGERActive (Q) Top Secret Security Clearance. Speaking fluency in Spanish•Technical Competencies: Computer Simulation, Technology & SystemsIntegration, Solutions Engineering•Design & Development: R&D, Technical Ideation, Human Factors, HumanSystems Engineering, Project Management•Business Management: Process Design & Optimization, Budgeting, CostManagement•Talent Management: Team Building, Mentoring, Technical Recruitment•Global Business: Cross-Cultural Relations, Multinational ProjectLeadership, International Client Relations
  18. 18. WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIESEXPERIENCED RESTAURANT& HOSPITALITY MANAGERTen years’ experience working in casual dining, fine dining, and family diningrestaurants, bars, and taverns. Excellent skills in all front-of-the-houseoperations combined with an outgoing and engaging personality that attractscustomers and builds a loyal and repeat clientele.Core competencies and qualifications:•Bar Operations & Management•Public Relations Cash Drawer Management & Loss Prevention•Guest Seating & Table Set-Up•Daily Sales Reporting & Reconciliation•New Hire Training & Orientation Kitchen Operations & Prep Work•Microsoft Office proficiency
  19. 19. BONUS OFFER: SCRIPT FOR RESUME REVIEW Email: cmoody@worksourcefl.com
  20. 20. S ER SW ANCOM NDRCEFL . A SOU S ORK ONDY@W TI MOO ESFO: CQUORE IN M

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