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Resumes that SELL you

A resume CAN inspire, show potential and compel the reader to want more. How? By conveying the contribution you can make to your next employer. By demonstrating the factors the will assure your success. By including challenges you’ve met. By showing changes you’ve made. By bulletting your achievements. By presenting the results you’ve achieved. By showing what you’re committed to (for example, excellence). By indicating that you’ve stepped in to make a difference. By contrast, if you have merely dragged your 
past experience onto your resume and represented your experience in terms of 
responsibilities and tasks to which you were assigned, you will not create the positive reaction that an applicant will who has interjected more “sell” into theie resume. Bring your resume for critiquing and suggestions by a professional resume writer and attendees at this workshop. The informal workshop focuses on the issues of participants and is intended to help attendees gain confidence in taking next steps. The leader has written more than a thousand custom resumes across industries, job functions and experience levels.  Learn more about resumes by clicking on the leader's thiswebsite. 

We will discuss alternatives for organizing your sections, ways to highlight your most important strengths, techniques to showcase your capabilities, and more. Handouts cover tactics to present gaps in employment, transition to new job categories, and sort through the dilemmas of resume writing, such as one page/two page resumes, what to include or delete, dates, and many other issues.

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  • Marilyn T.

    “I don’t want to sound as if I’m boasting,” a client told me. Why do so many people find it difficult to express positive aspects of themselves? Is it boasting to be enthusiastic about a career you have prepared for? Or work you find exciting and are committed to? Or capabilities you can make available to an organization? Or challenges you have met? And results you take pride in? Two points: (1) Your resume is not about you; it is about what you can bring to meet the need. Your sense of mission and possibilities can be contagious. (2) If you don’t make positive claims about yourself, who will? Better you than nobody. (3) Your vision of success can convince a recruiter that you may be a good fit. You would not buy a product that a salesman described poorly or neglected to mention the benefits of. So shift your perspective from self to mission, to your vision of success, to making a positive difference. It’s unlikely you will convey that you are boasting.

    November 26, 2013

  • Marilyn T.

    Welcome, Nina -- Be sure to bring your resume to the workshop. I look forward to meeting you.

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, is this a free event?

    November 24, 2013

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