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1 THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE 10-PAGERS HOW TO MAKE ANY RESUME BETTER Candace Moody, WorkSource J ACKSONVILLE

2 GOOD RESUMES… Are easy on the eyes and easy to read Present information so recruiters can find it quickly Highlight important information and experience Tell a good story Don’t make any mistakes

3 BAD RESUMES… Give recruiters a reason to screen them out Contradict the candidate’s experience or skills Draw attention to gaps in experience or skills Are exhausting to read and make information hard to find Arrive naked, with no context

4 RESUME FORMATS Chronological Functional C.V. Electronic

5 THE FULL MONTY All your experience with dates List of Company supervisors, addresses, contacts Awards and honors Articles, publications, speaking engagements History of community service

6 WASTED SPACE References Available Upon Request Salary Negotiable Responsible for… Experience in… Detail-oriented Hard working Team player Your Objective

7 HOW TO BUILD A RESUME Start with the Objective; but use the Career Summary to head up the document Build the infrastructure; what sections go where, and why? Re-weight skills to support the objective Write lean and clean and build your case to support the objective Focus on the jobseeker’s brand and the employer’s requirements

8 TIPS FROM MASTER RESUME WRITERS There are no rules, but there are some things that work better than others Go light on job duties; an accountant is an accountant is an accountant Use a summary instead of an objective 95 per cent of the time Load your resume with key words Include live links

9 STUPID RESUME TRICKS Too many words – it’s hard to edit yourself Too much formatting – hard to read and hard to scan Bad Objectives or Summaries Listing personal qualities that no one can verify Outdated education or industry jargon Tiny typos that could be prevented Generalized format that doesn’t match the target Cover letters that sell too much or too little

10 HOW TO MAKE A GOOD RESUME GREAT Consolidate by listing only relevant experience Make the transition from listing job duties to listing accomplishments Quantify whenever possible Rev up the professional summary with real substance Load up on key words for the industry Create several versions of the document for different audiences

11 EXAMPLES OF GREATNESS GOOD RESUMES TELL STORIES

12 WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIES Leading Marketing & Communications Campaigns from Strategy & Concept Development through Creative Design & Execution Recognized Thought Leader with 15+ years’ experience orchestrating best- in-class, integrated global marketing and communications programs for Fortune 500 companies, consumer product brands, non-profits, political campaigns, government agencies, and entrepreneurial start-up ventures. Wealth of experience across B2B and B2C markets in North America, South America, and Europe. Generated significant media coverage in major newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, and online outlets: Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Chicago Tribune, AP, USA Today, CBS, GMA, Fox, The View, Telemundo.

13 WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIES SENIOR OPERATING & MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE 16 Years P&L Responsibility for Multi-Site Business Units Worldwide New & Emerging Growth Ventures Business Turnarounds New Venture Development & Double-Digit Revenue & Profit Growth Business Process Redesign & Optimization New Market Development & Organizational Design Employee Recruitment, Training & Development

14 WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIES PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER / ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGER Active (Q) Top Secret Security Clearance. Speaking fluency in Spanish Technical Competencies: Computer Simulation, Technology & Systems Integration, Solutions Engineering Design & Development: R&D, Technical Ideation, Human Factors, Human Systems Engineering, Project Management Business Management: Process Design & Optimization, Budgeting, Cost Management Talent Management: Team Building, Mentoring, Technical Recruitment Global Business: Cross-Cultural Relations, Multinational Project Leadership, International Client Relations

15 WELL WRITTEN CAREER SUMMARIES EXPERIENCED RESTAURANT& HOSPITALITY MANAGER Ten years’ experience working in casual dining, fine dining, and family dining restaurants, bars, and taverns. Excellent skills in all front-of-the-house operations combined with an outgoing and engaging personality that attracts customers and builds a loyal and repeat clientele. Core competencies and qualifications: Bar Operations & Management Public Relations Cash Drawer Management & Loss Prevention Guest Seating & Table Set-Up Daily Sales Reporting & Reconciliation New Hire Training & Orientation Kitchen Operations & Prep Work Microsoft Office proficiency

16 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS MORE INFO: CMOODY@WORKSOURCEFL.COM


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