Traditional Resumes

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Traditional Resumes

  1. traditional resumes.<br />
  2. there is little place for traditional resumes in modern job-searching.<br />
  3. why?<br />
  4. 3 main reasons:<br />
  5. a tighter job market means increased competition, therefore more differentiation is needed to stand out from the crowd.<br />
  6. current career patterns demonstrate that we change careers often.<br />
  7. increased use of online creates increased pressure for a digital resume.<br />
  8. so, what is a traditional resume?<br />
  9. a traditional resume is document that outlines all the things wehave done in the past including employment history, education etc.<br />
  10. that’s great.<br />
  11. that’s great.<br />if you are applying for a role that requires 5+ years experience. <br />
  12. problem.<br />
  13. nobody has 5+ years experience anymore <br />
  14. because we change careers often.<br />
  15. there is a deficit between what we want to do and what we have done.<br />
  16. a traditional resume is not enough to get you over the line.<br />
  17. there needs to <br />be a change.<br />
  18. so, instead of providing a document of all the things we have done.<br />
  19. why not provide a <br />document of all the things we can do.<br />
  20. pitch for work.<br />
  21. pitch for work.<br />rather than <br />apply for jobs.<br />
  22. there will be more emphasis on transferrable skills and less emphasis on years of experience.<br />
  23. modern job searching looks like this:<br />
  24. cover letter<br />
  25. cover letter NO<br />
  26. cover letter NO<br />resume <br />
  27. cover letter NO<br />resume NO<br />
  28. cover letter NO<br />resume NO<br />profile <br />
  29. cover letter NO<br />resume NO<br />profile YES<br />
  30. cover letter NO<br />resume NO<br />profile YES<br />pitch <br />
  31. cover letter NO<br />resume NO<br />profile YES<br />pitch YES<br />
  32. a tighter job market means increased competition, therefore more differentiation is needed to stand out from the crowd. <br />
  33. guess what?<br />
  34. everybody has a resume. <br />
  35. few people have a pitch. <br />
  36. increased use of online creates increased pressure for a digital resume.<br />
  37. so digitise your pitch. <br />
  38. modern job searching looks like this:<br />
  39. profile<br />
  40. profile +<br />
  41. profile + pitch.<br />
  42. profile + pitch.<br />YES<br />
  43. profile + pitch.<br />YES that’s it. <br />
  44. profile <br />
  45. profile =<br />
  46. profile =<br />some brief background information on yourself.<br />
  47. pitch<br />
  48. pitch =<br />
  49. pitch =<br />a document outlining how you would approach the work.<br />
  50. there is little place for traditional resumes in modern job-searching.<br />
  51. there needs to <br />be a change.<br />
  52. the focus is not on: <br />
  53. the focus is not on: <br />what you have done. <br />
  54. the focus is not on: <br />what you have done. <br />the focus is on: <br />
  55. the focus is not on: <br />what you have done. <br />the focus is on:<br />what you can do.<br />
  56. Modern job searching<br />
  57. Modern job searching =<br />
  58. Modern job searching = profile<br />
  59. Modern job searching = profile +<br />
  60. Modern job searching = profile + pitch.<br />

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