Top of the Stack Resumes: 5 Ways to Break Through a Noisy Job Market

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Published on July 8, 2009

Author: JCSI

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Job boards and social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter have collapsed candidate search time giving managers quick access to the industry’s best, brightest. A high unemployment rate, off-shoring, company down-sizing and cost-cutting is making competition fierce for the available jobs. With a candidate surplus and technological and cultural advances, hiring managers are now riddled with hundreds or thousands of resumes for even one position.

Crisp, compelling, “at-the-ready” resumes are essential for every professional in this competitive job market. Will your target hiring manager find you among thousands in the stack?

Take a look at the research on these resume stats:
- 10-200 resumes are generated per want-ad
- 80% of candidates are screened solely with the resume
- 1 in 245 resumes result in an interview
- 3 seconds make-or-break a positive 1st impression
- 10-30 seconds are spent to review 1 resume
- Less than 1% of the managers keep or respond to unsolicited resumes

Join us for a free online workshop to discuss “Top of the Stack Resumes: 5 Ways to Break Through a Noisy Job Market.” We'll discuss methods for building high-impact resumes including personal branding, self-assessment, resume messaging strategies, and a step-by-step approach to upgrade your resume for immediate impact.

Presenter:
Christine Farmer, Founder/Principal Consultant
Resumes.for.Results@verizon.net

Since 1999, our expert, Christine Farmer, has professionally coached executives and professionals on career strategies, resume messaging, interviewing and job search skills. With fifteen years in high-tech marketing, finance & product management, she offers her clients a business-minded, numbers-based approach to resume development. She holds degrees in Finance and an MBA from Boston University.

Top of the Stack Resumes Webinar Presentation July 8, 2009 Presenter: Christine Farmer, Resumes for Results

About JCSI JCSI is a recruitment consulting firm working with emerging companies and Fortune 1000 organizations CareerAssist initiative to offer guidance and information to the candidates we work with Twitter Facebook Page Blog twitter.com/CareerAssist JCSICareerAssist.wordpress.com

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!

Self-Assessment

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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