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Published on February 19, 2009

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Résumés Creating a high-powered résumé Steve Piazzale, Ph.D. Career/Life Coach www.BayAreaCareerCoach.com [email_address]

Steve Piazzale, Ph.D.

Career/Life Coach

www.BayAreaCareerCoach.com

[email_address]

The Job Hunting Process Set goals Self Marketing Plan; Contact Log Research target companies & industries Résumés and Cover letters Info meetings/networking/apply Interviewing Negotiation

Set goals

Self Marketing Plan; Contact Log

Research target companies & industries

Résumés and Cover letters

Info meetings/networking/apply

Interviewing

Negotiation

Job Search Continuity PSRs --> Résumé with value-added results --> Self knowledge & confidence --> Compelling summary profile --> Memorable elevator pitch --> Persuasive cover letters --> Effective interviewing --> Improved negotiation

PSRs --> Résumé with value-added results

--> Self knowledge & confidence

--> Compelling summary profile

--> Memorable elevator pitch

--> Persuasive cover letters

--> Effective interviewing

--> Improved negotiation

Résumés What is a Résumé? Is it more a report or a piece of marketing? Marketing collateral, sales brochure, doc designed to generate interest. Raffle/Humor

What is a Résumé?

Is it more a report or a piece of marketing?

Marketing collateral, sales brochure, doc designed to generate interest.

Raffle/Humor

Types of Résumés Chronological Functional Hybrid When to use each?

Chronological

Functional

Hybrid

When to use each?

Résumé Components Contact information Objective Career Summary/Profile (elevator pitch) Experience & accomplishments Skills Education & Training Awards & Affiliations

Contact information

Objective

Career Summary/Profile (elevator pitch)

Experience & accomplishments

Skills

Education & Training

Awards & Affiliations

Accomplishments (PSRs) New kind of résumé. Problem, Solution, Result (PSR) Memorable Stories Emphasize value you add Radio Station WII-FM

New kind of résumé.

Problem, Solution, Result (PSR)

Memorable Stories

Emphasize value you add

Radio Station WII-FM

Writing a PSR Define the Problem . Qualifying suppliers was a very slow process because each new spec was different. Engineers needed to test the part each time the supplier changed. Explain the Solution (what you did about the problem). I combined each supplier’s spec to make one uniform specification that would be applicable in all cases.

Define the Problem . Qualifying suppliers was a very slow process because each new spec was different. Engineers needed to test the part each time the supplier changed.

Explain the Solution (what you did about the problem). I combined each supplier’s spec to make one uniform specification that would be applicable in all cases.

Writing a PSR (continued) Describe the Result. Engineers can quickly qualify new suppliers by comparing the proposed spec to the uniform spec. Reduced qualifying time by 90% within two months. What goes in the Résumé: Eliminated costly component testing and reduced supplier qualifying time by 90% by developing uniform component specifications.

Describe the Result. Engineers can quickly qualify new suppliers by comparing the proposed spec to the uniform spec. Reduced qualifying time by 90% within two months.

What goes in the Résumé: Eliminated costly component testing and reduced supplier qualifying time by 90% by developing uniform component specifications.

PSR Workshop Workshop: You try—create a few PSRs. Questions?

Workshop: You try—create a few PSRs.

Questions?

Creating your Profile What are your common PSR themes? If only info you had were your PSRs, what value do you add? That’s your Profile. Align Profile and verbal pitch to match employer needs.

What are your common PSR themes?

If only info you had were your PSRs, what value do you add? That’s your Profile.

Align Profile and verbal pitch to match employer needs.

Résumé Guidelines Work in progress, length, list interests? No personal pronouns, “an,” use past tense Dates/close gaps, avoid age bias Consistency-- résumé, pitch, interview Tailor résumé/cover letter to specific job

Work in progress, length, list interests?

No personal pronouns, “an,” use past tense

Dates/close gaps, avoid age bias

Consistency-- résumé, pitch, interview

Tailor résumé/cover letter to specific job

International Résumés Emphasize cross-cultural skills Highlight international/global experience Emphasize an adaptable personality Multilingual, places traveled, international interests, volunteerism Willingness to relocate

Emphasize cross-cultural skills

Highlight international/global experience

Emphasize an adaptable personality

Multilingual, places traveled, international interests, volunteerism

Willingness to relocate

Cover Letters Express interest in specific job. Match skills & experience to job req. Reference attached résumé. Include value statement. State next action you’ll take.

Express interest in specific job.

Match skills & experience to job req.

Reference attached résumé.

Include value statement.

State next action you’ll take.

Cover Letters-2 Keep it short (2/3 of page). Convey enthusiasm. Emphasize what you can do for them. Tailor cover letter to specific job. Use name of person in company. Edit carefully; 1st sample of work.

Keep it short (2/3 of page).

Convey enthusiasm.

Emphasize what you can do for them.

Tailor cover letter to specific job.

Use name of person in company.

Edit carefully; 1st sample of work.

Create more PSRs Create more PSRs. For more info on resumes & PSRs: go to “Free Stuff” then “Newsletters” on my site. Questions?

Create more PSRs.

For more info on resumes & PSRs: go to “Free Stuff” then “Newsletters” on my site.

Questions?

Stuck? Questions? Contact me Steve@BayAreaCareerCoach.com 650-964-4366 Individual coaching Website – “12 keys to getting a great job” and free newsletter and career resources. See “Services” page for these slides

Steve@BayAreaCareerCoach.com

650-964-4366

Individual coaching

Website – “12 keys to getting a great job” and free newsletter and career resources.

See “Services” page for these slides

Remember “ Being able to do the job well will not necessarily get you hired; the person who gets hired is often the one who knows the most about how to get hired.” -- Dick Lathrop “Who's Hiring Who”

“ Being able to do the job well will not necessarily get you hired; the person who gets hired is often the one who knows the most about how to get hired.”

-- Dick Lathrop “Who's Hiring Who”

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