Writing Resumes That Get The Job

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Writing Resumes That Get The Job

  1. 1. Resumes that Get the Job Marissa Garcia Writer and Educator
  2. 2. Writing a Resume is like going on Vacation <ul><li>Before you get started you have to ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you going? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to get there? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you going to go to Las Vegas and not Miami Beach? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Resume Goal
  4. 4. <ul><li>Where do you want to go? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of job are you looking for? </li></ul><ul><li>Research job title description. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords, Keywords Keywords, Keywords </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How are you going to get there? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills do you have to qualify you? </li></ul><ul><li>What transferrable skills do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your potential employer looking for? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why are you going? </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes must have purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you want this job and what qualifies you? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes you different? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Standing out in a crowd: Personal Branding <ul><li>Being qualified is NOT enough </li></ul><ul><li>Why hire you ? </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiating yourself from the competition </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Bad Resume
  9. 9. Writing resumes that get the job <ul><li>Good Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Research company, job description </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>TOO Long </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>No purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Not Qualified </li></ul><ul><li>Writing task list instead of summary of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal information on a resume </li></ul>

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