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Tips for Success (Resume and Career Development) - YearUp

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This was a presentation I did for YearUp in Washington DC. For more information on YearUp please visit http://www.yearup.org. The presentation covers resume, career building, and success topics.

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Tips for Success (Resume and Career Development) - YearUp

  1. 1. Tips for Success<br />How To: Networking, Communities, and Resume Tips Presented By: Richard Harbridge<br />Richard Harbridge<br />
  2. 2. Who Am I?<br /><ul><li>Richard Harbridge is a…
  3. 3. Business Analyst
  4. 4. Project Manager
  5. 5. Technology Specialist
  6. 6. Professional Speaker
  7. 7. Consultant
  8. 8. Trainer
  9. 9. Entrepreneur
  10. 10. Community Builder
  11. 11. Blogger/Tweeter
  12. 12. Programmer/Developer
  13. 13. Architect
  14. 14. Administrator
  15. 15. Account Manager
  16. 16. Sales Manager
  17. 17. Blah blahblah</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  18. 18. More Important: Who Are You?<br /><ul><li>The Single Most Valuable Takeaway From Today Is…</li></ul>Knowing Your Value<br /> Which leads to…<br /><ul><li>Presenting Your Value
  19. 19. Proving Your Value
  20. 20. Improving Your Value</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  21. 21. Knowing Your Value<br />
  22. 22. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>What are yourbiggest strengths?</li></ul>What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing?<br />Richard Harbridge<br />
  23. 23. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>What are your biggest weaknesses?</li></ul>What are you bad at? What do you dislike doing?<br />Richard Harbridge<br />
  24. 24. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>What Experience and Education do you possess?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  25. 25. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>What are your accomplishments? Achievements? Certifications?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  26. 26. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>How Much Should You Be Paid?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  27. 27. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #1: Your Value Changes</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  28. 28. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #2: Comparisons Help Identify Value</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  29. 29. Knowing Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #3: </li></ul>Everyone Will Not Know Your Value<br />Richard Harbridge<br />
  30. 30. Presenting Your Value<br />
  31. 31. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>What are some ways we present our value?
  32. 32. Resumes
  33. 33. Cover Letters
  34. 34. Referrals
  35. 35. Letters of Reference
  36. 36. Recommendations</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  37. 37. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Step 1 – Outline and Refine
  38. 38. Positive Language
  39. 39. Be Clear
  40. 40. Be Targeted
  41. 41. Does the Reader Care About This?
  42. 42. Focus on What You Have (Skills vs Education vs Experience)</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  43. 43. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Step 2 - Broadcast
  44. 44. Monster
  45. 45. Workopolis
  46. 46. LinkedIn
  47. 47. VisualCV
  48. 48. Your Blog
  49. 49. Twitter
  50. 50. Etc…</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  51. 51. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Step 2 – Add Creativity</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  52. 52. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Presentations?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  53. 53. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>YouTube?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  54. 54. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>PodCast or Audio Version?
  55. 55. This can be added to your normal resume.
  56. 56. Make it ‘accessible friendly’ – Stands out.</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  57. 57. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Make an Excel Version?
  58. 58. Use Charts
  59. 59. Use Graphs
  60. 60. Make it more interesting /dynamic</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  61. 61. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Mind Mapping?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  62. 62. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>IBIS Mapping?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  63. 63. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Get Creative?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  64. 64. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #4: Have more than one ‘Resume’</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  65. 65. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #5: Be Creative and Get Attention</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  66. 66. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #6: Present Your Value in Many Different Ways</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  67. 67. Presenting Your Value<br /><ul><li>So now everyone knows your value. What next?</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  68. 68. Proving Your Value<br />
  69. 69. Proving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Record Your Accomplishments
  70. 70. Be Proud Of Your Accomplishments
  71. 71. Never Stop Presenting Your Value in New and Better Ways
  72. 72. Ask for Recommendations
  73. 73. Ask for Referrals</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  74. 74. Proving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #7: Always Ask For Recommendations and Referrals</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  75. 75. Improving Your Value<br />
  76. 76. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>It is always harder to improve a weakness than it is to improve a strength.</li></ul>So spend more time improving strengths.<br />Richard Harbridge<br />
  77. 77. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #8: Improve Strengths</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  78. 78. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>What is a big part of your value?</li></ul>Who You Know<br /> Which really is a result of…<br /><ul><li>Putting Yourself Out There
  79. 79. Networking
  80. 80. Building Relationships
  81. 81. Etc…</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  82. 82. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #9: Improve Your Value Through Relationships</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  83. 83. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Tip #10: Always Be Soft Recruiting</li></ul>Recruitment Companies also make for wonderful friends.<br />Richard Harbridge<br />
  84. 84. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Step 1 – Explore What’s Out There
  85. 85. User Groups
  86. 86. Conferences
  87. 87. Events
  88. 88. Web Meetings</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  89. 89. Improving Your Value<br /><ul><li>Step 2 – Get Involved
  90. 90. Share Business Cards (be creative)
  91. 91. Connect with People Before and After
  92. 92. Contribute</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  93. 93. Tips for Success<br /><ul><li>Tip #1: Your Value Changes
  94. 94. Tip #2: Comparisons Help Identify Value
  95. 95. Tip #3: Everyone Will Not Know Your Value
  96. 96. Tip #4: Have More Than One ‘Resume’
  97. 97. Tip #5: Be Creative and Get Attention
  98. 98. Tip #6: Present Your Value in Many Different Ways
  99. 99. Tip #7: Always Ask For Recommendations and Referrals
  100. 100. Tip #8: Improve Strengths
  101. 101. Tip #9: Improve Your Value Through Relationships
  102. 102. Tip #10: Always Be Soft Recruiting</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />
  103. 103. Thank You!<br />Let’s talk, and/or tweet!<br /><ul><li>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rharbridge
  104. 104. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rharbridge</li></ul>Send me your emails, and let me know your feedback!<br /><ul><li>Email me at: harbrich@hotmail.com
  105. 105. Let me know if you have more questions!</li></ul>Richard Harbridge<br />

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