You have begun a job search and need to update your resume. Or you have been updating your resume and want to understand the best practices in the current job market. Are you still placing an objective statement near the top of your resume? Does your resume still show your home street address? Do you have an AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail email address, and are you still putting “References on Request” on your resume? Best to reconsider these practices. Preferred now are Gmail email addresses, and you should add your LinkedIn URL to your contact section. New ways of viewing your resume are more effective now, for example flipping the point of view from you to the reader’s mindset. Your reader wants to know “What’s in this for me?” Gone are job descriptions focused on duties, processes performed, and responsibilities held. Preferred now are descriptions of achievements, results, initiatives led, challenges met, changes implemented, and differences made. Have you shown evidence that you meet requirements, bring value, and make a needed difference for the employer?
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.