New Resume Writing Strategies - Women Connected Group @ LexisNexis

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Find out how resumes are "growing up" and how you can leverage this growth in your own resume. New resume writing strategies for your advanced job search.


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New Resume Writing Strategies - Women Connected Group @ LexisNexis

  1. 1. YOUR RESUME IS GROWING UP. How Does This “Growth” Benefit You? Intro to Resume Writing 3.0 From Paper to ATS Systems to Online Search/Social Media
  2. 2. • Let’s Work on the Resume — Yuk!!! • Truth Be Told, Few Get Excited About Resume Writing • Those Who are Analytically Minded Tend to Enjoy Resume Writing the Most 2 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. 1. One of the Biggest Changes to the Hiring Landscape — LinkedIn, The New Online Resume — “Apply With LinkedIn” feature; submit LinkedIn page, not resume; already integrated into a few select company websites 3 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. LinkedIn Enables Job Seekers to Take Their Search Public — Announce to the world that you’re seeking a new job. Make your credentials visible. 4 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Will LinkedIn Replace the Traditional Resume? —At the moment, no. Too buggy. “Apply with LinkedIn” has seen slow integration by hiring companies, job boards, and so on. Some claim <5,000 currently using. 5 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. 2. OH MY, Have Resumes Changed! BEFORE 6 AFTER Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Why All The Changes? —Applicant Tracking Systems are Getting “Smarter” —More Resumes Are Being Viewed Soft Copy —Keyword-Rich Content is “Ruling the Roost” —Online Visual Resumes are Leading Change (i.e. Prezumes, VisualCV, LinkedIn) —Resumes Need to be Skimmable 7 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. 3. Resumes Now Have a Header + Sub-Header (also referred to a Title + Sub-Title) CAUTION: If readers of your resume need to ask, “what you are targeting” — you haven’t developed a viable “start” to your resume. With the sub-header, you have MANY options on what you include: [-] Achievements [-] Target Industry [-] Primary Job Skills [-] Security Clearance [-] Top Credentials [-] Quick Examples of Projects 8 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. 4. Put Snippets of Text (Taglines) in Unexpected Places — This Lends to Skim Factor of Your Resume Example #1 Example #2 Example #3 9 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. 5. Yey!! Color + Graphic Design 10 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. 6. Use Situation/Action/Result (SAR) Writing Style Whenever Possible — although put the “r” first —Lead With Results Can Make the Resume Content More Visually Attractive; #’s and %’s are listed prominently. —Get Away from Mundane or Possibly Over-Used Action Verbs Example: This— Increased productivity by 50% amongst field technicians by implementing internal and external remote administration software. Initiated new procedures that resolved issues "over the wire" from a tech’s desk instead of physically accessing the computer. Instead of This— Implemented internal and external remote administration software and initiated new procedures that resolved issues "over the wire" from a tech’s desk instead of physically accessing the computer. Increased productivity by 50% amongst field technicians. Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved 11
  12. 12. 7. What About Mobile??? Jobseeker Side of Things —Phone Apps (JobMo, LinkUp, Indeed [Possibly Most Robust] ) —Increased Ability to Search Employers On the Employer Side of Things —Increased Speed-to-Communicate, sure ... —How mobile effect viewing of resumes, recruitment, and pre-screening is yet to be seen “...companies are struggling to keep up despite the enormous opportunity mobile provides: just 20% of companies have mobile-optimized career sites, and a mere three percent have a mobile app.” —Source: theundercoverrecruiter.com/mobile-recruiting-hiring Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved 12
  13. 13. Question & Answer Session Please ask your questions. 13 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. Presenter Contact Teena Rose, Highly Endorsed, Highly Referred Resume Writer Branding Strategist & Career Coach Resume to Referral Connect With Me on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/teenarose Office: (937) 325-2149 Email: teena@resumetoreferral.com Website: www.resumebycprw.com 14 Copyright 2013, Resume to Referral, All Rights Reserved

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