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Get Hired: Creating a Killer Resume (Part I of II)

  • Jan 29, 2014 · 7:00 PM

You are putting time and effort into learning new tech skills and if you really want to land a great job, there are two things you must add to your portfolio: a killer resume and impressive interviewing skills. Very few people have either. But both of these are much easier than you may think!

Most resumes never get past the initial screen because they fail to immediately impress the reader (e.g. hiring manager or HR screener) that you are someone they need to meet with. How do I know? Because I’ve reviewed thousands of resumes and hired hundreds of people into engineering, sales, marketing, and executive positions for dozens of companies. And 99% of all resumes I see are horrible. Yours doesn’t need to be one of them.

In Part 1 of this Get Hired! series, you will learn how to best articulate your skills, experience, and interests on your resume in a way that helps you stand out from the crowd. You have game-changing skills – I’ll show you how to best present them. In Part 2 of the Get Hired! series we’ll master the art of the interview. The class will be on Feb 24th and you can sign up here

In this Part 1 workshop, you’ll learn:

• What hiring managers are really looking for

• How to write your resume in a way that gives you a much greater chance of getting in the door

• What to do with your resume once you've made it spectacular (how to get it into the hands of the right people)

Please come to the workshop with:

• A printed copy of your resume, regardless of the shape it’s in. This is a workshop, and we will use your actual resumes as we go through the various stages of the class.

• A laptop computer is optional. A notebook/tablet to take notes is encouraged. 

About the teacher:

Anthony has been a CEO, board chairman, sales lead, marketing executive, company advisor, startup investor, and engineer.  He’s run very large as well as small businesses and has reviewed thousands of resumes over the past decade making countless hiring and thank-you-but-not-interested decisions.  In his blog, Anthony’s Desk, he shares his experiences and insights helping both young professionals and seasoned executives in their careers.

About Azavea: 

Azavea specializes in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, as well as geospatial analysis services to enhance decision-making. They are committed to working on projects with strong social value in order to promote the emergence of more vibrant and sustainable communities.  And they are looking for talented people like you to join their team.

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  • Anthony G.

    Hi everyone. I hope the “coffee shop resume swap” went well. I look forward to seeing your before/after resumes for those of you who’d like to share. As a reminder, the 2nd part of our series – Acing The Interview – is coming up next Monday (2/24) at the same venue. I see some of you already signed up. Look forward to seeing you there. http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Philadelphia/events/161946682/

    February 17, 2014

  • Linsey

    **Coffee Shop Resume Swap**

    Join us in a FREE follow up activity to Anthony Gold's Get Hired: Creating a Killer Resume (Part I of II) where the audience from the event will swap resumes. Space at the coffee shop is limited, so please RSVP. Anthony's resume re-writes were so compelling that those descriptions left us wanting to meet the people who own those achievements and to elevate our own resumes! Now that we're applying these lessons to our resume it seems we would like a bit of feedback, right? Let's meet, partner up and exchange our resumes to do just that.

    **The person with the most compelling statement on their resume will be taking home a treat. :)

    -RSVP here: http://designerdanielson.ticketleap.com/coffee-shop-resume-swap/

    2 · February 10, 2014

    • upma

      I'm probably not going to be able to make this, does anyone else who can't make it want to get together another time?

      February 15, 2014

    • Linsey

      I'm looking forward to the swap tonight at Chapterhouse on 9th and Bainbridge!

      February 17, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Excellent

    February 13, 2014

  • TB

    It was great. Anthony was very informative.

    February 10, 2014

  • Marta M.

    Definitely learned a lot - looking forward to applying these tips to my resume.

    January 30, 2014

  • Christina K.

    Terrific session. Never though I'd say this but I can't wait to revise my resume!

    2 · January 30, 2014

  • Judy

    Great. Really interesting. A totally different way of looking at resumes.

    January 30, 2014

  • Heather T.

    I am crushed that I was prevented from attending. Hopefully it will run again one day.

    January 30, 2014

  • Karen H.

    Great talk and great tips. Lots of work to do on my resume!

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am glad I went. I feel I did pick up some ideas to make my resume better in the future. Anthony is a great speaker. Thank you.

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class! I learned new techniques on how to make myself stand out from the rest!

    January 30, 2014

  • Yvonne

    Great as usual. Thank you both

    January 29, 2014

  • Jamin C.

    Learned a lot. Can't wait to do another.

    January 29, 2014

  • Sam P.

    Any idea when Part 2 is going to be??

    January 21, 2014

    • Yasmine M.

      Hi Samantha, it's scheduled for Feb 24th. We just posted it at http://www.meetup.com...­. The follow-up class is a half-hour longer and is limited to 24 students because we'll be doing mock interviews. Take a look and let us know if you have any questions. You can sign up now and it'll launch publicly on Monday.

      January 22, 2014

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