Published on July 8, 2009
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July 8, 2009
Presenter: Christine Farmer, Resumes for Results
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Top of the Stack Resumes 5 Ways to Break Through a Noisy Job Market Christine Farmer Founder/Principal Consultant Resumes.for.Results@verizon.net
Agenda Break Through the Noise Job Search Challenges Branding YOU, Inc. 5 Ways to the Top Resume Components Resume Goal and Purpose Content and Format Market & Self-Assessment Writing for Impact Ready for Hire!
Job Search Challenges Economics of supply & demand Stand-out in a noisy job market Avoid the “black hole” Employers seek best-of-the-best The most important document in your career
Interesting Facts… 3 seconds to make a positive impression 10-30 seconds to review a resume 1-in-245 resumes result in an interview 80% are screened solely with the resume < 1% keep or respond to unsolicited resumes 84% say <5years experience for 1 page 80% say a cover letter is important 100% expect Thank-You notes 80% of jobs landed through networking Source: Association for Job Search Trainers., Charlotte Community College
8 Laws of Personal Branding Specialization Leadership Personality Distinctiveness Visibility Unity Persistence Goodwill Source: Peter Montoya - http://www.petermontoya.com/mt_who_and_what/index.asp
Branding YOU, Inc. Self-Assessment Know yourself, your competition and your value-propositionCreate a compelling story about YOUExperiences, talents, attributes, skillsPassions, values, work ethicsYour message communicated consistentlyAcross multiple venues, vehicles and mediaResume – hard copy, on-line, modified versionsSocial networking – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc..Elevator pitch – personal/professional networkingSuccess is achieved when it…Invokes a positive reaction and action is taken!
Know yourself, your competition and your value-proposition
Create a compelling story about YOU
Experiences, talents, attributes, skills
Passions, values, work ethics
Your message communicated consistently
Across multiple venues, vehicles and media
Resume – hard copy, on-line, modified versions
Social networking – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc..
Elevator pitch – personal/professional networking
Success is achieved when it…
Invokes a positive reaction and action is taken!
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