6 Clues to What’s Wrong With Your Resume: Free Class

Debra Ann will serve as 2016-7 NRWA Dir of  Industry, Workforce, Military, Community Career Services

What’s wrong with your resume?

I bet you don’t have a clue!

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Debra Ann will serve as 2016-7 NRWA Dir of Industry, Workforce, Military, Community Career Services

It sure is surprising when we present our very best and get little to no response. I attended our annual National Resume Writer’s Association Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, last week and if I heard it once, I heard it stated twice, that:

If you are not getting interviews, it’s your resume! 

Many others have much to say about this interviewing-grabbing document that we call a resume.

#1 – Avoid the old school big block format. Give your resume an appealing look.

#2 – Use active voice! Give your resume spice and energy. Avoid using “responsible for, assisted, provide, performed, tasked, and in addition to.”

#3 – Take out acronyms and technical jargon. Make sure that anyone outside of your line of work can understand your resume.

#4 – Don’t turn in irrelevant resumes. Match your work experience section to the targeted position.

#5 – Don’t demonstrate mediocre data. Hiring officials want to read about your unique contributions to your job. Include your best accomplishments!

#6 – Add education – Go beyond just the degree and college name. Include a list of courses and / or descriptions of three significant projects.

For those in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Please join us over the next few months for our Free Resume Training Class.

The classes will be held at the Leap Org Building, located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Join us on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 11th, 6pm
  • Wednesday, October 26th, 530 pm
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 6pm

These free classes will encourage, enlighten, and inspire you to present your best skills forward!

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Call for more information: 931.269.WR1T (9718)

 Learn how to Make Your Resume Work For You!

Debra Ann Matthews, contributor, Modernize Your Job Search Letters

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Can You Stomach Your Resume For Lunch?

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Imagine that your resume has passed the initial test from a group of hundreds of resumes scanned via the applicant tracking system.

Now it’s time for a group of screeners, recrutiers, or headhunters to sit down over lunch and take a peak. Will your resume cause indigestion or will the palate on your unique marketing brand taste as sweet as a gourmet meal?

Let’s take a look at what you’re serving for lunch with your resume:

  • At first glance, does your resume look tasty?

Visual Appeal is the most important way to wet a headhunters appetite to begin a meal of resume selection. Hold your resume at arms length and just look at it and see if the simple lines and bullets form an attractive view for the text highlighted.

Visual Appeal also includes the resume format that you have chosen to use. In some instances, there are certain formats that are most appropriate for your career area.  Educators use Curriculum Vitae, Government Job Seekers use a format provided from http://www.usajobs.gov, and other specialty fields may use yet a different format. In other instances, either chronological, functional, or combination formats work as long as the overall marketing message is crystal clear.

Note if there are colors, bold, underline, graphics on your resume for impact. Visually, take a look to see if there are any differences in text that helps your resume to stand out. A testimony at the bottom of your resume is a nice visual to help your viewers to get excited about your resume meal.

  • To start your resume meal, does your introduction start to let us know who you are as a professional?

I am excited to know if  your name is printed in large enough text to stand out. Next, to start the meal off right, recruiters will look for your contact information (email and phone # placed in the top section of your resume indicates that these are the primary way in which you’d like to be contacted)

Does your summary area streamline your most unique value propositions? Are you clearly communicating your talent, your award-winning specialty areas and most importantly, are you giving your readers a taste of how well you start to solve PAIN (problems in the profession)?

  1. Tell me more about how these achievements were accomplished?
  2. How did the team accomplish such a feat?
  3. Where can I learn more about these processes and how they can best be applied to another company’s unique set of challenges?
  • We hope that your resume meal was so hearty, that recruiters, managers, and hiring managers won’t have room for dessert.

Your resume meal is full of relevant, appropriate keywords , establish how well you collaborate projects that have been difficult, and also demonstrate your commitment for performing top-quality work.

Hiring officials have dined supremely on your resume as a meal and now are ready to give you a call to request either a one on one interview, group interview, or interview via skyped. Surely, they will greet you by saying, “Thanks for the a resume that we can actually stomach“!

Please share with us how you have provided a resume that hiring officials can stomach. We love to hear more about your career success with your career communications. Thanks for reading our posts. Subscribe to our link by clicking here:

Cèst merveilleux: Those Negative Thoughts Won’t Help! Networking Will

Cèst merveilleux ~ My session is scheduled on Saturday… The session page is now up! You can find it at: http://www.apa.org/convention/activities/job-fair/session-schedule.aspx. It’s called “Those Negative Thoughts Won’t Help! Networking Will: 7 Needed Networks for Psychology Professionals. Now Ain’t That Good News !!

Career Development Carnival

Career Development Carnival

This month’s Career Development Carnival is packed full of great career tips and advice that will take you into the rest of this year. In this month’s issue, we have career tips that span from looking for a new job, getting and managing your job and gracefully leaving your employer.

There’s no shortage of companies hiring according to Lisa Rangel and Meg Guiseppi between now and the New Year. If holiday parties scare you – look for the opportunities to use them to your advantage with tips from Susan Joyce.

If you find a career expert whose advice you value, show your support by sharing that post with your social and live networks – that’s right use the Like, Share, Pin and Comment features! And if you really like one of them – engage them to help you.
See full article @ http://www.elephantsatwork.com/career-development-carnival-november-2013/.
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If a career change is on your list of goals for 2013, here’s some expert advice

If a career change is on your list of goals for 2013, here's some expert advice

If a career change is on your list of goals for 2013, here’s some expert advice to help you make it happen. (Thank you for your contributions to the article Laurie Battaglia, Caroline Adams Millerand Debra Ann Matthews.) http://www.fabjob.com/calgarysun-2013-01-06.html

Virtual Career Trainings Today!

Virtual Career Trainings Today!

Photo taken By Debra Ann Matthews

Photo taken By Debra Ann Matthews

¿Habla usted español? y le gustaría venir a los EE.UU. para trabajar y utilizar sus talentos? Do you speak Spanish and would like to come to the USA to work and use your talents? This week participate in the National Career Summit, Free http://shar.es/IJBw4