Your Strongest Resume

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Published on July 21, 2009

Author: LynnHazan

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Presentation by Lynn Hazan & Kristi Daeda to the Chicago Association of Muslim Professionals' career seminar. July 18, 2009

Your Strongest Resume Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. Kristi Daeda, Twin Sparks Consulting CAMP - July 2009 © 2009 Lynn Hazan and Associates. All Rights Reserved

Resumes: Highlight Accomplishments Quantify and Qualify as much as possible Tell your story Case Studies/Stories No functional resumes. Don’t confuse reader.

Highlight Accomplishments

Quantify and Qualify as much as possible

Tell your story

Case Studies/Stories

No functional resumes. Don’t confuse reader.

A Timeline in Chocolate Past Present Future The resume is about the past The job description is about the present The interview is about the future

In hiring, past performance is a good indicator of future performance. Past Future

Your Resume How do you measure up?

How do you measure up?

10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes Results-oriented professional Cross-functional teams More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience Superior (or excellent) communication skills Strong work ethic Met or exceeded expectations Proven track record of success Works well with all levels of staff Team player Bottom-line orientation According to career expert Liz Ryan

Results-oriented professional

Cross-functional teams

More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience

Superior (or excellent) communication skills

Strong work ethic

Met or exceeded expectations

Proven track record of success

Works well with all levels of staff

Team player

Bottom-line orientation

Summary statements The hook Separate yourself from your competition Make the reader want to learn more

The hook

Separate yourself from your competition

Make the reader want to learn more

What is your UPS? Has nothing to do with the postal service The answer is… How do you mirror the company’s brand?

Has nothing to do with the postal service

The answer is…

How do you mirror the company’s brand?

How to Create Your UPS What makes you unique? What makes you special? Why should I hire you?

What makes you unique?

What makes you special?

Why should I hire you?

UPS Summary statement

Accomplishments Resume is a record of successes Not a job description Quantify and qualify Tell the story about where you made a difference Make the accomplishments the hero

Resume is a record of successes

Not a job description

Quantify and qualify

Tell the story about where you made a difference

Make the accomplishments the hero

Small Group Activity Re-examine your resume to highlight accomplishments Make it a marketing document for you Separate yourself from your competition

Re-examine your resume to highlight accomplishments

Make it a marketing document for you

Separate yourself from your competition

Resume, meet Technology Keep your resume on your mobile device for sending at a moment’s notice Add your resume to your LinkedIn page as a SlideShare presentation Consider creating a Visual CV (visualcv.com)

Keep your resume on your mobile device for sending at a moment’s notice

Add your resume to your LinkedIn page as a SlideShare presentation

Consider creating a Visual CV (visualcv.com)

Sample VisualCV

Ari Herzog’s VisualCV

Share Your Visual CV

Job Posting on VisualCV

LH&A’s VisualCV

Kristi Daeda’s VisualCV

Live long and prosper! Lynn Hazan [email_address] www.lhazan.com 312.863.5401 www.linkedin.com/in/lynnhazan Twitter: lynnhazan Facebook: Lynn Hazan & Associates Kristi Daeda [email_address] www.kristidaeda.com 847.312.7120 www.linkedin.com/in/kristidaeda Twitter: kristid www.facebook.com/kristidaeda

For deeper discussions on these career topics, attend the AMA/LH&A Career Workshops! Resumes Tuesday, July 28 6:30 - 8:00 Interviewing Thursday, August 13 6:30 - 8:00 Further details at lhazan.com/content/index.php?q=engagements

The Empowered Job Seeker 1 to 1 consultation to help candidates re-position themselves for a changing job market. For details, contact lynn@lhazan.com Includes work on resume, interviews, networking, LinkedIn, job searching and negotiating with Lynn Hazan, a 25-year veteran of the recruiting business.

Learn more at home Career Adventure http://www.kristidaeda.com Articles on writing resumes, interviewing, career planning, professionalism, and step-by-step on LinkedIn and VisualCV. Sign up for free job search classes.

Career Adventure http://www.kristidaeda.com

Articles on writing resumes, interviewing, career planning, professionalism, and step-by-step on LinkedIn and VisualCV.

Sign up for free job search classes.

From Passion to Plan Find work that doesn’t feel like work Make an impact on your world Individualized program to understand your strengths, talents and unique offering for the world, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve career success. Full-cycle career coaching For details, contact kristi@kristidaeda.com

Find work that doesn’t feel like work

Make an impact on your world

Individualized program to understand your strengths, talents and unique offering for the world, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve career success.

Full-cycle career coaching

For details, contact kristi@kristidaeda.com

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