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1 ISD PAX Resume Workshop

2 Learning Objectives At the end of this course, you will be able to... Incorporate keywords throughout ASEC resume. Revise ASEC resume to include action verbs. Organize resume utilizing the outline format. Review resume for grammatical errors.

3 Resume Comparison Standard ResumeASEC Resume Use Job ApplicationsUsed by BD Length 1–2 pagesNo limit Time Reviewed 6 secondsConstantly Keyword Usage? Yes Information Recent Relevant Everything Detailed Frequency of Updates When applying for new position Required annually; Requested as achievements and experience changes

4 ASEC Resume ASEC’s resume has a unique structure designed to help Business Development (BD): Input keywords into Employee Experience Matrix Respond to Advanced Notices, Sources Sought, Requests for Proposal, etc. Determine nature of work to pursue

5 Using Keywords Open the “ASEC Resume Keywords” PDF Double-Click Here!

6 What are Keywords? Keywords are specific words or phrases that employers use to find the right candidates. Job Titles Product Names Technical Terms Industry Jargon Software/Hardware Packages Job-specific Buzzwords Degrees/Certifications Professional Organizations

7 ASEC Keywords Program Management Engineering Services Programs CONOPS PBSOW PBSS NR-KPP EVM AoA SETR ITP DOORS FMS OT DT Lab Support Software Test IA/IT Publications Logistics PMATT AIP BMUP U III UAS TacMobile Mission Planning TSC/MOCC JSF LRS JPALS AAS Aircraft Systems Acoustics MAC EO/IR Radar ICS ESM OMI TOMS SMS/DSMS

8 ASEC Keywords, cont. CertificationsSoftware OTD DAU PHR SPHR CEBS CPA Microsoft Project Microsoft Access SharePoint HRIS Deltek AIM Training ISD SCORM CBT ADL ILE Master Training Specialist FRS/FIT

9 Look at Your Resume Highlight all Keywords. Are there any more on the list that you could include?

10 Organizing Your ASEC Resume Open the “ASEC Standard Resume 2014” Word Template Double-Click Here!

11 New Resume Organization Outline format for blocks of text: – Use BOLD CAPITALIZED keywords to begin each block of text. – Re-organize text by keyword, not chronology Years of experience: – Begin each paragraph of the Specialized Experience section with the number of years of experience.

12 The Outline Format for ASEC Resumes OLDNEW

13 New ASEC Resume Format Also organize work experience descriptions by keywords. Organize by keywords

14 New ASEC Resume Format Begin description of Specialized Experience with years of experience.

15 Using Action Verbs Open the “Action Verbs for Your Resume” PDF! Double-Click Here!

16 Choose a Better Word Action Verbs: Verbs that specifically describe what the subject of the sentence is doing. Goal is to describe your activities with the most direct language.

17 Strong Exceptional Good Excellent Outstanding Effective Driven Motivated Seasoned Best of breed Go-getter Think outside of the box Synergy Go-to person Results-driven Team player Bottom-line Hard worker Strategic thinker Dynamic Self-motivate Detail-oriented Track record Reduced Improved Developed Researched Created Increased Accomplished Won Achieved Improved Trained Mentored Managed Created Resolved Volunteered Influenced Increased Decreased Words to AvoidWords to Use

18 Avoiding Grammar Mistakes Open the “ASEC Resume Revision Tips” PDF! Double-Click Here!

19 Revision Tip # 1 One sentence = one job. Find the verb and use it. “The committee had made the following recommendations” “The committee recommends the following” Avoid Run-On Sentences

20 Revision Tip # 2 Stick with capitalizing proper nouns and official titles. If you can’t figure out the rule: Be consistent. Watch Capitalization

21 “Develop mentoring program.” Revision Tip # 3 Describe current work in present tense. Describe past work in past tense. Never write a resume in future tense. Check the Tenses “Developed mentoring program” “Will develop mentoring program.”

22 Revision Tip # 4 Remember, this is about YOU! Describe your actions. Was sent to international symposium to represent the firm. Represented firm at international symposium. Use the Active Voice

23 Revision Tip # 5 Describe your activities using a variety of words. Use the “Action Verbs for Your Resume” handout. Visit thesaurus.dictionary.com. Vary Word Choice

24 Summary #1 Use the Outline format on your ASEC resume #2 Add keywords when appropriate #3 Add action verbs throughout #4 Review for grammar

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