Why do you need to watch out? The quick answer is: Old news may not fit a new day. The temptation to simply add your current or most recent job ahead of earlier entries as you update the Experience section of your resume may undermine your chances to be a good fit to the job you are presently seeking. Paying attention to industry and job trends may suggest new and more viable opportunities today. Examining your responsibilities from your career start date to the end of your current or most recent job may suggest you are ready for a promotion as you move to a new job. We will discuss how to interpret job postings and ways to focus your achievements on challenges met, changes led, initiatives implemented, and differences made. We will also discuss the need to rewrite earlier job entries to more closely align with the position you want now.
We'll use Zoom for our Mini-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 RSVP through meetup.com before 4:00 p.m Tuesday, the 24th, and I will send you the Zoom link. You may also wish to email your resume to share it with the group. For questions please use my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 showing your strengths, problems you can solve, and your potential to add value. The expertise I share will emphasize 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.