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Writing A Resume That Tells A Story
Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill,
Resume and Coaching Services Manager, Ivy Exec

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About Nii Ato
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Manager of Resume and Coaching Services at Ivy
Exec

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Master of Arts & Master of Education degrees in
P...
Outline
 Poll

Question

 Importance

of “Telling Your Story”

 Why it matters
 When to do it
 Areas

on your resume ...
Poll Question:
What is John’s target position?

Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.co...
What’s In A Story?
 What

is your story?

Beginning, development, pinnacle, which is your most recent job
Progressive d...
Telling Your Story: Why It Matters
 People
 Show

remember stories not just descriptions of your job duties

the reader ...
Telling Your Story: When to do it
 Always

important, but especially in these situations:

You have a diverse background...
Areas of Your Resume to Focus On
Executive Summary/Top 3 rd
Avoid clichéd language. EX: “results driven”, “proven track r...
Sample Summary/Profile

Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com

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Writing Strong Bullet Points
Use strong/positive
words

Avoid

Revamped

Helped

Championed

Coordinated

Led/Managed...
What Do Accomplishment Stories Look Like?
 Projects

you led: discuss scope, scale, time-frame, budget, obstacles –
succe...
Bad “Story Telling”

 “John

Mertz”: John wanted to go from being viewed as a mid-level manager to
someone capable of tak...
Good “Story Telling”

Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com

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The Ivy Exec Senior Resume Writers
Staci Collins
specializes in making visible the invisible accomplishments of especially...
The Ivy Exec Elite Resume Package
The Elite Package is a comprehensive evaluation of your career and
accomplishments which...
Thank you!
To book a 15 minute appointment
with me to go over your resume, please
go to http://bit.ly/16x59UH or email us ...
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  1. 1. Writing A Resume That Tells A Story Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill, Resume and Coaching Services Manager, Ivy Exec Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com 1
  2. 2. About Nii Ato • Manager of Resume and Coaching Services at Ivy Exec • Master of Arts & Master of Education degrees in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University • Career Coach at Careerfolk Executive Search Associate at Isaacson, Miller HR Analyst at Merrill Lynch • Specialties: • Career Coaching • Career Development • Career Assessment (MBTI, Strong, Values, Accomplishments) • Job Search (via social media) • Personal Branding • Resume Writing Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 2
  3. 3. Outline  Poll Question  Importance of “Telling Your Story”  Why it matters  When to do it  Areas on your resume to focus on  Examples Q of good “story telling” / Before and Afters &A Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 3
  4. 4. Poll Question: What is John’s target position? Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 4
  5. 5. What’s In A Story?  What is your story? Beginning, development, pinnacle, which is your most recent job Progressive development of experiences Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 5
  6. 6. Telling Your Story: Why It Matters  People  Show remember stories not just descriptions of your job duties the reader you’re a compelling candidate  The seamless story of your accomplishments, so they don’t have to fill in blanks themselves  Give  “If the reader an understanding your personal brand and unique value it’s not on paper, the reader doesn’t know it” Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 6
  7. 7. Telling Your Story: When to do it  Always important, but especially in these situations: You have a diverse background You are transitioning function or industries You took a sabbatical You are seeking a promotion/more senior role Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 7
  8. 8. Areas of Your Resume to Focus On Executive Summary/Top 3 rd Avoid clichéd language. EX: “results driven”, “proven track record”, “successful” If doing a headline, use the title of the job you’re applying for. It doesn’t matter if that’s not what your current position is. Focus on results. EX: Present at a high-level one of your achievements. Keep it to 3-5 lines, otherwise the reader won’t finish it. Bullet Points Streamline Should towards your goal position/brand celebrate your acheivements Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 8
  9. 9. Sample Summary/Profile Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 9
  10. 10. Writing Strong Bullet Points Use strong/positive words Avoid Revamped Helped Championed Coordinated Led/Managed Assisted Developed Proven track record Implemented Turned around Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 10
  11. 11. What Do Accomplishment Stories Look Like?  Projects you led: discuss scope, scale, time-frame, budget, obstacles – successful outcome  Improvements over time: process improvements; annual % increases/decreases; efficiency, etc.  Results/benefits speaking to KPIs or the company bottom line (did you mamke or save money?) (Quantify where possible)  “Selected to”  “First-ever”/  Grew “Created new…” revenues x% OR from $X to $Y (if figures can be disclosed) Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 11
  12. 12. Bad “Story Telling”  “John Mertz”: John wanted to go from being viewed as a mid-level manager to someone capable of taking on VP or Sr. Director roles in strategic capacities.” Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 12
  13. 13. Good “Story Telling” Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 13
  14. 14. The Ivy Exec Senior Resume Writers Staci Collins specializes in making visible the invisible accomplishments of especially technical career changers. She has over 15 years of partnering with 1100 executives, directors and senior managers to achieve their career goals. She has consulted in change and coached 60+ senior managers at Accenture and Ernst & Young, many now partners. She earned her MBA at University of California - Haas and BA at Harvard. Laura Hill is an expert in designing career strategies and job search campaigns. Her industry experience includes 10 years as a career/outplacement coach and recruiter, as well as 10 years in banking with JPM Chase. She has been published in The New York Times, The WSJ, and Forbes, and has been a featured expert on CNBC's The Wall Street Journal Report . Liz Colodny   has held leadership roles in talent acquisition/staffing across many industries, ranging from consumer products (PepsiCo) to professional services (Towers Perrin) and financial services (Citigroup). She received her BA from the University of Chicago and MBA from Northwestern Kellogg. 14 Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com
  15. 15. The Ivy Exec Elite Resume Package The Elite Package is a comprehensive evaluation of your career and accomplishments which includes a career diagnostic, a fully rewritten resume and a coaching session focused on overcoming any professional roadblocks. In-depth intake session with your certified senior resume writer Gain valuable insight on how to articulate your skills and accomplishments when interviewing A finalized and re-written resume An enhanced Ivy Exec profile & 3 months of All Access membership A full hour of Career Coaching (which can be used for a cover letter) To set up a 15 minute appointment to inquire about next steps, please email resumes@ivyexec.com or go to http://bit.ly/16x59UH Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 15
  16. 16. Thank you! To book a 15 minute appointment with me to go over your resume, please go to http://bit.ly/16x59UH or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com For more information, visit www.ivyexec.com/resume Want more info? Go to IvyExec.com/Resume or email us at Resumes@ivyexec.com 16

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