Gone is the “ready—fire—AIM” approach of blasting out your resume to see what sticks. This approach has been discarded because of the nearly universal use of applicant tracking systems. ATS systems screen resumes digitally for recruiters and employers. What does this mean to you? An important first step is to do enough research to select the job function and industry (your job category) you plan to target. This typically includes downloading 12 to 20 ideal job postings, highlighting the key words and entering these into your computer to develop a key word list specific to your prioritized job posting. Then adapt your resume to reflect the job posting requirements and qualifications for the position. Your resume will be selected or rejected on the basis of the key words the software detects. In the workshop you will see examples of the differences this approach makes to your final resume. This approach is also efficient in allowing you to submit customized resumes quickly.
We'll use Zoom for our Workshop. After our group circle we will schedule one-on-one meetings at convenient later times for free individual resume critiques to be conducted by the leader using Zoom or phone. These follow-up critiques are free for as many as five participants.
You may order your ticked 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, the 23rd, and I will send you the Zoom link. For questions please use my email at email@example.com. For any problems you may also reach me at 510-590-0110, or you may find my contact information on LinkedIn (Marilyn Tullius). My contact information is also on the Contact tab of my website at www.deltastrategies.com
Here's the schedule:
5:00 -- Check in and introductions using Zoom. Also, instructions for scheduling your 1-1 resume critique (available for up to five attendees)
5:20 -- Workshop discussion with examples on slides
6:00-ish -- End Zoom session, but continue with any Q&A for a bit
The themes that drive resume effectiveness include emphasizing your strengths, problems you can solve, and your potential to add value. The expertise I share will focus on bringing your capabilities to life by including challenges you have met, your accomplishments, and goals achieved. We will discuss attendees’ hold-backs and needs. Attendees typically raise questions about handling work gaps and transitioning to a new industry, new level, new job function, new degree/certification, and more.