How to create a wining paper-based resume

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How to create a wining paper-based resume

  1. 1. Resume Writing<br />Your Sales Brochure<br />1<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Who is Frank Danzo?<br />Academy of St. Louis<br />Educating Students with Special Needs<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Agenda<br />Purpose of your resume<br />Become a newspaper editor<br />Clarity of your resume<br />Thirty second thumb test<br />Constructing your resume<br />Results Action Format<br />Electronically sending your resume<br />
  4. 4. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Purpose of a Resume<br />Support your selling efforts<br />Communicate two messages<br />What type of job you are looking for<br />Why you are qualified to do this job<br />Generate Interest in learning more about you<br />Start a conversation with you<br />4<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  5. 5. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />A Resume is not…<br />A Resume is….<br />Sales Tool<br />Snapshot of your career<br />Employer screening<br />Confessional<br />History Book<br />Job Application<br />5<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  6. 6. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Resume do’s….<br />Resume don’ts…<br />Be truthful<br />Use action verbs<br />Use numbers<br />Highlight skills<br />Highlight accomplishments<br />No more than two pages<br />Review for accuracy<br />Include references<br />Start sentences with “I”<br />Abbreviate<br />Use past industry jargon<br />Include personal information<br />6<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  7. 7. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Types of resumes<br />Chronological<br />Work history with most current first<br />Most common and preferred<br />Functional<br />Organized by skills and experience<br />Avoid using this unless you have a very specific reason<br />7<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  8. 8. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Number of resumes<br />One resume that is your best effort<br />Only modify your resume when applying for a specific job<br />Make sure you are talking their language<br />8<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  9. 9. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />You are the Editor of your newspaper<br />“Karen Muth Times”<br />9<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  10. 10. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />You are writing the front page for your newspaper<br /><ul><li>What is the headline?
  11. 11. What are the support stories?</li></ul>10<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  12. 12. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />What will motivate someone<br />to pick up your newspaper<br />and read it?<br />11<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  13. 13. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Exercise One<br />Take out your resume<br />Turn it over face down<br />Hand it to the person on your left<br />If you know this person pass it to some else<br />12<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  14. 14. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Exercise One<br />When instructed turn the resume over<br />You will have 30 seconds to to answer two questions<br />What type of job is this person looking for?<br />Two reasons why they are qualified for this type of job?<br />Write your answers on the top of the resume<br />Return the resume to its owner<br />13<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  15. 15. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />14<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  16. 16. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />15<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  17. 17. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />16<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  18. 18. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />17<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  19. 19. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />18<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  20. 20. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />19<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  21. 21. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />20<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  22. 22. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />21<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  23. 23. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />22<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  24. 24. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />Exercise Two<br />Fold the first page of your resume in half<br />Hand it to the person on your right<br />If you know this person pass it on to someone else<br />23<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  25. 25. Thirty Second Thumb Test<br />Exercise Two<br /><ul><li>When instructed read the first half page resume
  26. 26. You have 30 seconds to decide if the resume passes the thirty second thumb test
  27. 27. Write pass or fail on the top of the resume
  28. 28. Hand it back to its owner</li></ul>24<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  29. 29. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Name and contact information<br />Profile<br />Narrative describing your function, transferable skills and personal characteristics. These are the features of the product you are selling “YOU”. No more than four lines long.<br /><ul><li>Three or four accomplishments in the results action format
  30. 30. Demonstrates application of transferable skills
  31. 31. Creditability of producing results</li></ul>Unique training, experience or ability<br />Work Experience in chronological order<br />Education and Training<br />Professional Affiliations and Military<br />Community Services<br />25<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  32. 32. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Name and contact information<br />Profile<br />Narrative describing your function, transferable skills and personal characteristics. These are the features of the product you are selling “YOU”. No more than four lines long.<br /><ul><li>Three or four accomplishments in the results action format
  33. 33. Demonstrates application of transferable skills
  34. 34. Creditability of producing results</li></ul>Unique training, experience or ability<br />This portion of your resume is the most valuable real estate you have. Invest the right amount of time to make sure it is on target. <br />26<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  35. 35. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Results  Action<br />Commended for regularly not only meeting, but exceeding quarterly sales goals (increased catering/food & beverage sales 40% from 2006-07) – (increased leisure (transportation, entertainment, amenities) sales 50% from 3006-07)<br />Increased revenue 40% for food and beverage from 2006 to 2007 at Big Cedar Lodge.<br />Grew spending 50% of leisure activities from 2007 to 2007 at Big Cedar Lodge.<br />27<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  36. 36. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Exercise Three<br /><ul><li>Write down one accomplishment that highlights your skills and characteristics
  37. 37. Write in the results action format
  38. 38. You have three minutes to do this</li></ul>28<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  39. 39. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Exercise Three<br /><ul><li>Anyone willing to share an accomplishment to receive feedback from the group?</li></ul>29<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  40. 40. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />How to send your resume<br />Convert to PDF so that you do not have to worry about formatting<br />Create a text only version in case required by an online application<br />Eliminate all graphics such as lines<br />Eliminate all formatting such as bold, margins or centering<br />Set margins to 65 characters<br />Use basic font such as Arial, Times New Roman or Courier<br />Use space key to indent instead of tabs or alignment<br />Save as Plain Text<br />30<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  41. 41. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />Purpose of a Resume<br />Support your selling efforts<br />Communicate two messages<br />What type of job you are looking for<br />Why you are qualified to do this job<br />Generate Interest in learning more about you<br />Start a conversation with you<br />31<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />
  42. 42. Your Resume Sales Brochure<br />You are writing the front page for your newspaper<br /><ul><li>What is the headline?
  43. 43. What are the support stories?</li></ul>32<br />Property of Frank Danzo<br />

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