Your Strongest Resume - CAMP Chicago Career Symposium

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Published on July 23, 2009

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Presentation on writing effective resumes for CAMP Chicago Career Symposium by Lynn Hazan and Kristi Daeda.

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

Sample Summary 1 PROFILE Creative, results-proven event/project management professional offering over 6 years of experience in event planning and project management activities. Expert in managing facilities/venues, schedules, travel, and accommodations. Successful track record of creating venues and planning agendas. Proven ability to balance priorities, meet tight deadlines, and produce exceptional quality. Known for thriving in dynamic, high-pressure environments. Areas of expertise include: Event Planning & Scheduling Public Speaking and Presentations Develop timelines and manage projects Lead project team(s) in the development and implementation of assigned projects

Sample Summary 2 PROFILE Dedicated professional with over six years of relevant experience in the engineering department of a manufacturing company. Functioned as a project manager, documentation coordinator, and a Lotus Notes database administrator. Areas of expertise include: Lead project team(s) in the development and implementation of assigned projects Develop timelines and manage projects Create AutoCAD specification drawings Input and analyze data in various databases Serve as a lead communicator on product changes within internal and external functions Provide functional user training to engineers and other employees on databases

Sample Summary 3 Summary: Seasoned Project Manager with 7+ years of direct experience strategizing, configuring and supporting ERP and Business solutions. Experienced Senior Business Systems Analyst with extensive experience in providing daily trends in contact volume, performance levels, recommend necessary changes to maintain acceptable service and stock level Experienced with cross functional application support. Team builder, technical liaison and a strategic thinker. Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking ability, effective presentation, communication, listening, problem solving and risk mitigation skills. Self-motivated with high degree of initiative, energy and supreme work ethics. Highly Skilled at guiding clients through blueprint workshops, re-engineering businesses processes, configuration, testing, training , master data conversions and providing knowledge transfer to client so they understand how specific configuration enables their requirements. A high achiever, hardworking and passionate about success.

Summary:

Seasoned Project Manager with 7+ years of direct experience strategizing, configuring and supporting ERP and Business solutions.

Experienced Senior Business Systems Analyst with extensive experience in providing daily trends in contact volume, performance levels, recommend necessary changes to maintain acceptable service and stock level

Experienced with cross functional application support.

Team builder, technical liaison and a strategic thinker.

Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking ability, effective presentation, communication, listening, problem solving and risk mitigation skills.

Self-motivated with high degree of initiative, energy and supreme work ethics.

Highly Skilled at guiding clients through blueprint workshops, re-engineering businesses processes, configuration, testing, training , master data conversions and providing knowledge transfer to client so they understand how specific configuration enables their requirements.

A high achiever, hardworking and passionate about success.

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

Sample Resume 1 De Maavi LLC, Bloomingdale, IL (September 2004-Present) Event & Wedding Planner Independent Assignments In charge of developing and executing program planning for broad range of events: including executive meetings, professional seminars, bridal showers, baby showers, community fundraising events, wedding dinners/parties, vacations, corporate events, and honeymoons. Meet with clients to determine needs and develop appropriate action plans. Develop marketing strategy, forecast expenses, and maintain network of vendors. Volunteer as an Events Chair for a Non-Profit Association, CAMP (Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals) Sunstar Americas, Inc, Chicago, IL (June 2002-Present) Project Manager Functioned as a liaison between various departments for fulfilling manufacturing orders and managing projects Managing projects from definition to implementation phase Design and develop product and packaging that meet the business objectives Utilize CAD and other software programs to create timely, complete and accurate specifications Utilize the Shop Floor Control system to create and input Bill of Materials Interface with the Cost Accounting Department and Purchasing Department to verify cost accuracy for new and revised products, and for packaging and process changes Manage department databases (AS400/PRMS, Lotus Notes) by implementing and analyzing work flow diagrams in MS Visio Reduced shipping errors by 10% through developing a standard shipper label using generic barcode requirements Provide Administrator services to Lotus Notes users (Electronic Documentation Routing Database) Train employees on Lotus Notes database and develop user manuals Monitor status of required documents by interfacing and being a liaison between engineers, ERP and internal departments (Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Marketing, and Manufacturing) Develop and update project plan using MS Project and generate reports through Crystal Reports

De Maavi LLC, Bloomingdale, IL (September 2004-Present)

Event & Wedding Planner

Independent Assignments

In charge of developing and executing program planning for broad range of events: including executive meetings, professional seminars, bridal showers, baby showers, community fundraising events, wedding dinners/parties, vacations, corporate events, and honeymoons.

Meet with clients to determine needs and develop appropriate action plans. Develop marketing strategy, forecast expenses, and maintain network of vendors.

Volunteer as an Events Chair for a Non-Profit Association, CAMP (Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals)

Sunstar Americas, Inc, Chicago, IL (June 2002-Present)

Project Manager

Functioned as a liaison between various departments for fulfilling manufacturing orders and managing projects

Managing projects from definition to implementation phase

Design and develop product and packaging that meet the business objectives

Utilize CAD and other software programs to create timely, complete and accurate specifications

Utilize the Shop Floor Control system to create and input Bill of Materials

Interface with the Cost Accounting Department and Purchasing Department to verify cost accuracy for new and revised products, and for packaging and process changes

Manage department databases (AS400/PRMS, Lotus Notes) by implementing and analyzing work flow diagrams in MS Visio

Reduced shipping errors by 10% through developing a standard shipper label using generic barcode requirements

Provide Administrator services to Lotus Notes users (Electronic Documentation Routing Database)

Train employees on Lotus Notes database and develop user manuals

Monitor status of required documents by interfacing and being a liaison between engineers, ERP and internal departments (Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Marketing, and Manufacturing)

Develop and update project plan using MS Project and generate reports through Crystal Reports

Sunstar Americas, Inc, Chicago, IL (June 2002-Present) Project Manager Functioned as a liaison between various departments for fulfilling manufacturing orders and managing projects Managing projects from definition to implementation phase Design and develop product and packaging that meet the business objectives Utilize CAD and other software programs to create timely, complete and accurate specifications Utilize the Shop Floor Control system to create and input Bill of Materials Interface with the Cost Accounting Department and Purchasing Department to verify cost accuracy for new and revised products, and for packaging and process changes Manage department databases (AS400/PRMS, Lotus Notes) by implementing and analyzing work flow diagrams in MS Visio Reduced shipping errors by 10% through developing a standard shipper label using generic barcode requirements Provide Administrator services to Lotus Notes users (Electronic Documentation Routing Database) Train employees on Lotus Notes database and develop user manuals Monitor status of required documents by interfacing and being a liaison between engineers, ERP and internal departments (Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Marketing, and Manufacturing) Develop and update project plan using MS Project and generate reports through Crystal Reports National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Des Plaines, IL (September 2000-June 2002) Administrative Assistant/Receptionist Provided all administrative support for a non-profit organization in the education department Provided all customer service to members and chapters regarding certification programs Analyzed, designed, created, and maintained certification materials, reported status of files/documents to managers, and certified member records utilizing Crystal Reports Managed general office functions such as reception, supply ordering, general data entry and office organization Utilized ACT database to track client ’ s activity to ensure excellent customer service Same candidate, different resume

Sunstar Americas, Inc, Chicago, IL (June 2002-Present)

Project Manager

Functioned as a liaison between various departments for fulfilling manufacturing orders and managing projects

Managing projects from definition to implementation phase

Design and develop product and packaging that meet the business objectives

Utilize CAD and other software programs to create timely, complete and accurate specifications

Utilize the Shop Floor Control system to create and input Bill of Materials

Interface with the Cost Accounting Department and Purchasing Department to verify cost accuracy for new and revised products, and for packaging and process changes

Manage department databases (AS400/PRMS, Lotus Notes) by implementing and analyzing work flow diagrams in MS Visio

Reduced shipping errors by 10% through developing a standard shipper label using generic barcode requirements

Provide Administrator services to Lotus Notes users (Electronic Documentation Routing Database)

Train employees on Lotus Notes database and develop user manuals

Monitor status of required documents by interfacing and being a liaison between engineers, ERP and internal departments (Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Marketing, and Manufacturing)

Develop and update project plan using MS Project and generate reports through Crystal Reports

National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Des Plaines, IL (September 2000-June 2002)

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Provided all administrative support for a non-profit organization in the education department

Provided all customer service to members and chapters regarding certification programs

Analyzed, designed, created, and maintained certification materials, reported status of files/documents to managers, and certified member records utilizing Crystal Reports

Managed general office functions such as reception, supply ordering, general data entry and office organization

Utilized ACT database to track client ’ s activity to ensure excellent customer service

Sample Resume 3 SAP Americas, Inc. Chicago, IL Project: SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution 6.0 implementation Duration: 2008- 2009 Role: SAP Applications Consultant Responsibilities/Deliverables: Order to Cash SME (subject matter expert) with strong experience in supporting live solutions and business problems. Lead and managed multiple assigned tasks requested by various SAP AFS clients that included but were not limited to discovery sessions, scoping blueprinting sessions/ workshops, configuring contracts, UAT sessions, advance sales orders creation, Rebate Agreements, Commission process, Deliveries, Packaging, handling units and Collective Shipment process. Documented functional enhancement design documents to meet identified requirements. Supported the operations team with ad hoc analysis and reporting. Facilitated requirements gathering sessions by interviewing business and technical individuals in a group or workshop setting. Evaluated current methods and procedures, and provide support for implementation of improved standards/processes. International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago, IL Role : I.T Adjunct Instructor (Project Management) Duration: 2008 - Current Responsibilities/Deliverables: Deliver IT Project Management classes as determined by class assignments. Assign in class project to the students and deliver lectures from the PMBOK related topics which focuses on defining and managing project scope, communication, risk, quality management, SDLC, procurement, leadership and ethics. Evaluate student projects and grade them as a group after evaluating project management key points from the project requirement. Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, IL Role: GPRD Business System Analyst Duration: 2007 - 2008 Responsibilities/Deliverables: Led and partnered with operations team in gathering business requirements and scoping projects including resource planning and cost benefit analysis. Designated primary support liaison for major applications. Developed functional designed for the technical teams. Supported all Project Management Office (PMO) requirements related to work activities (documentation & reporting). Conducted fit/gap analysis of a system, translated business requirements into functional specifications and process flows. Recommended solutions to optimize efficiency of business processes using business systems. Developed and adhered to project standards to ensure quality and consistency of deliverables. Managed change communication and coordinated end-user training. Analyzed and mapped current and future state processes. Prepared and delivered reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in ERP systems across the organization.

W.W. Grainger, Inc., Lake Forrest, IL Role: System Support Modules Coordinator Duration : 2005 - 2007 Responsibilities/Deliverables: Led gap analysis in OTC, MM, BW and CRM for large scale full cycle implementation; Represented customer on cross-functional teams. Analyzed, designed and supported processes implemented across 400 retail branches and 13 distribution centers nationwide. Trained end-users and super-users in different SAP modules and respective delta functionality. Completed go-live activities and production support. Developed, documented, tested and implemented the design with acceptance and support of business and audit controls leadership. Identified, documented and facilitated unit testing, mock and system integration testing of mission critical scenarios; Acted as a liaison between the Business Unit and the third party service provider as it relates to call forecasts and ongoing information needs.. Worked closely with manager in budgeting, resource allocation, prioritizing projects, performance evaluation, and interviewing processes. Established and maintained understanding of present state of customer experience and customer support process improvements; attended change control team meetings for reviews, Led and managed department 3-wide project by communicating the project plan to the team and achieving strategic objectives set forth in the department. B.P (Consultant), Warrenville, IL Role: Windows Deployment Specialist Duration: 2004 - 2005 Responsibilities/Deliverables: Coordinated project teams through business process documentation, requirements gathering and usability issues. Managed scope and controlled application quality. Worked closely with new ERP vendor in defining, developing, and delivering customization of product. Administered, installed and configured SAP modules on end-user workstations; Acted as the main point of contact between Project Manager and Client to deploy project plans for business groups. Developed and managed project plans, SOWs and proposal content developed for the customer based upon customer requirements and system architecture. Checked, measured and reviewed project progress with project managers, adjusted project plans and updated stakeholders. Worked with process leaders and team leads to support business standardization and improvement initiatives related to Common Operating Environment deployment. TDS Telecom (Consultant), Madison, WI Role: Information Management Deployment Engiineer Duration: 2003 - 2004 Responsibilities/Deliverables: Collaborated directly with business units to assess the technical impact of business requirements and to reach consensus on alternative solutions to maintain a consistent yet flexible architecture. Gathered implementation requirements and plan. Performed strategy definition, requirements analysis, technical architecture design, and data migration development for several in-house, web-based applications, including single security system for HR applications. Developed project plans with Project manager. Managed remote site locations using various Microsoft project management tools. Evaluated and determined team abilities and capabilities against customer requirements when performing time-consuming tasks. W.E Energies (Consultant), Milwaukee, WI Role: Information Management Deployment Engineer Duration: 2002 -2003 Responsibilities/Deliverables: Developed and managed project plans, SOWs and proposal content developed for the customer based upon customer requirements and system architecture. Configured the applications and coordinated technical build with Internal/external resources; recommended solutions to optimize efficiency of business processes using business systems. Utilized best practices identified within company, as well as external benchmarking, to bring continuous improvement to company. Trained end-users in SAP SD basic functionality along with Windows functions Enforced development life cycle standards by imposing requirements and gathering design specifications for development activity. Developed and adhered to project standards to ensure quality and consistency of deliverables.

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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