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Resume 101

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Resume 101

  1. 1. RESUME 101<br />by Mike Ganiere<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />PERCEPTION = REALITY<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />What’s the purpose of a resume?<br /><ul><li>Waste Paper
  4. 4. Opportunity for Candidates to Lie
  5. 5. Hiring Manager’s sleep aid</li></li></ul><li>Introduction<br />What’s the purpose of a resume?<br />TO GET AN INTERVIEW!!<br />
  6. 6. Marketing Tool<br />Capture Your Audience:<br />Make it Memorable<br />Stand out from the crowd<br />Pique their interest<br />Get them to buy<br />
  7. 7. Marketing Tool<br />Highlight Your Strengths:<br />Marcus Buckingham<br />“Now, Discover Your Strengths”<br />“Go Put Your Strengths To Work”<br />Strengths = Activities that make you feel “strong” / ”invigorated”<br />
  8. 8. Marketing Tool<br />Connect Your Background:<br />Display your past success<br />Let the reader connect the dots<br />Highlight what you want to highlight<br />
  9. 9. Filters<br />4 Primary Filters:<br />[This] information is true.<br />I want you to know [this] about me.<br />[This] is keyword friendly.<br />[This] has the reader in mind.<br />
  10. 10. Resume Sections<br />Objective Statement:<br />I don’t care what kind of job you want!<br />State 1-2 target job functions/titles <br />
  11. 11. Resume Sections<br />
  12. 12. Resume Sections<br />Career Summary:<br />Replaces traditional Objective Statement<br />Highlights career experience, includes…<br />
  13. 13. Resume Sections<br />
  14. 14. Resume Sections<br />Key Skills / Core Competencies:<br />Choose 2-3 areas of related expertise<br />Very Objective<br />Identify core skills from job description<br />
  15. 15. Resume Sections<br />
  16. 16. Resume Sections<br />Experience:<br />Use “intentional” formatting<br />Dates of Employment<br />Description of Company<br />Job Title<br />Duties / Accomplishments<br />
  17. 17. Resume Sections<br />Experience:<br />Use “intentional” formatting<br />Dates of Employment<br />Description of Company<br />Job Title<br />Duties / Accomplishments<br />
  18. 18. Resume Sections<br />
  19. 19. Resume Sections<br />Other Sections:<br />Education<br />Certifications / Training<br />Technical Skills<br />Interests / Volunteer Experience<br />Other / Additional Employment<br />
  20. 20. Resume Sections<br />Other Sections:<br />Education<br />Certifications / Training<br />Technical Skills<br />Interests / Volunteer Experience<br />Other / Additional Employment<br />
  21. 21. Closing<br />Resume Blunders<br />
  22. 22. Closing<br />Resumes are personal<br />Keep 4 filters in mind<br />Keep as objective as possible<br />Surround yourself with like-minded people<br />
  23. 23. Discussion / Questions<br />Table Talk: Resumes<br />Great Hall—Table 2<br />3:00PM<br />
  24. 24. RESUME 101<br />by Mike Ganiere<br />

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