How to Create a Stand Out Resume












 
 
 










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Purpose of Resume
Not to get it thrown in the trash bin
Get you an interview
Market yourself
6 second rule
Name
Current job title
Previous job title
Education
Skills
Start/end dates
Bad resume
Objective
Full sentences
Inconsistent tense
Hobbies
Listing responsibilities 
Bad formatting
IRRELEVANT WORK EX...
Basics of a modern resume
Include URLs – LinkedIn, a published paper, etc.
Doesn’t have to be Times New Roman; Calibri  Li...
How to STAND OUT
Professional headline
Summary of skills
Descriptive job titles
Simplify
Use powerful verbs
Show accomplis...
Professional headline
Summary of skills
Summary of skills
Descriptive job titles
Simplify
"Is this information absolutely
imperative to include, from the
employer's perspective?"
Irrelevant
 Redundant
 E...
Utilize white space
Improves legibility
TEXT BOXES ARE YOUR FRIEND
Use powerful verbs
Advanced
Collaborated
Designed
Developed
Enhanced
Exceeded
Implemented
Generated
Facilitated
Refined
Si...
Show accomplishments with numbers
Add visuals, when appropriate
Add visuals, when appropriate
!p:	
  add	
  tes!monial	
  
Add testimonials, when appropriate
Reminders
Always include start and end dates
Read job description thoroughly – BORROW THEIR WORDS!
Create a different vers...
Reminders
Use action-outcome wording
Performed an organizational gap analysis to examine the fit/
misalignment between the internal ...
Use action-outcome wording
Facilitated group planning meetings and delegated
responsibilities to team members according to...
Functional Resume
Converting CV to resume format
Cover letter
Setting the stage
Related experience with specific examples (1-2 paragraphs)
Cover letter
What makes you stand out
Professional goal + call to action
Key Takeaways
Purpose of resume – don’t get it thrown in trash bin
Modern resume “rules”
Relevant information only
Use key...
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Learn the basic elements of a modern resume and how to stand out to employers so your resume doesn't end up in the trash bin. Topics include: purpose of resume, elements of a bad resume, elements of modern resume, how to stand out, powerful verbs, using action-outcome wording for job descriptions, converting CV to resume, functional resumes, and how to write cover letters.

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  1. 1. How to Create a Stand Out Resume www.resumebynico.com
  2. 2. Purpose of Resume Not to get it thrown in the trash bin Get you an interview Market yourself
  3. 3. 6 second rule Name Current job title Previous job title Education Skills Start/end dates
  4. 4. Bad resume Objective Full sentences Inconsistent tense Hobbies Listing responsibilities Bad formatting IRRELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
  5. 5. Basics of a modern resume Include URLs – LinkedIn, a published paper, etc. Doesn’t have to be Times New Roman; Calibri  Light  is my go-to Professional headline instead of Objective Use words specific to the job to which you are applying More than 1 page List achievements rather than responsibilities RELEVANT INFORMATION ONLY
  6. 6. How to STAND OUT Professional headline Summary of skills Descriptive job titles Simplify Use powerful verbs Show accomplishments with numbers Add testimonial or visual, when appropriate
  7. 7. Professional headline
  8. 8. Summary of skills
  9. 9. Summary of skills
  10. 10. Descriptive job titles
  11. 11. Simplify "Is this information absolutely imperative to include, from the employer's perspective?" Irrelevant Redundant Extra words X X X
  12. 12. Utilize white space Improves legibility TEXT BOXES ARE YOUR FRIEND
  13. 13. Use powerful verbs Advanced Collaborated Designed Developed Enhanced Exceeded Implemented Generated Facilitated Refined Simplified Streamlined Troubleshot Trained
  14. 14. Show accomplishments with numbers
  15. 15. Add visuals, when appropriate
  16. 16. Add visuals, when appropriate
  17. 17. !p:  add  tes!monial   Add testimonials, when appropriate
  18. 18. Reminders Always include start and end dates Read job description thoroughly – BORROW THEIR WORDS! Create a different version resume for each position Save and send as PDF PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD
  19. 19. Reminders
  20. 20. Use action-outcome wording Performed an organizational gap analysis to examine the fit/ misalignment between the internal organizational processes and the external market environment Increased the effectiveness of the HR department by providing data-driven solutions for reducing role conflict and ambiguity Led a team of six to design a formative evaluation plan of a new leadership program for the purpose of program improvement and identifying metrics to measure success Trained employees on strategies to build general competencies and psychological resources such as motivation, optimism, confidence, and resilience when engaging in cross-cultural interactions
  21. 21. Use action-outcome wording Facilitated group planning meetings and delegated responsibilities to team members according to individual strengths Assisted in the provision of recommendations for issues of burnout faced by employees by means of designing systems to increase employee engagement in the future Assigned responsibilities to team members according to individual strengths in order to increase team effectiveness and efficiency
  22. 22. Functional Resume
  23. 23. Converting CV to resume format
  24. 24. Cover letter Setting the stage Related experience with specific examples (1-2 paragraphs)
  25. 25. Cover letter What makes you stand out Professional goal + call to action
  26. 26. Key Takeaways Purpose of resume – don’t get it thrown in trash bin Modern resume “rules” Relevant information only Use keywords from job description DIFFERENT RESUME FOR EACH POSITION
  27. 27. www.resumebynico.com www.facebook.com/resumebynico resume@resumebynico.com

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