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

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!

Reserve your VIP Seat NOW!! http://bit.ly/2dvkz3C

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

http://www.letmewriteitforyou.org | http://www.facebook.com/letmewriteit4u |www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u

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Cover letters with the Voice of the Job Seeker

Cover letters with the Voice of the Job Seeker

Mark Anthony Dyson, MAEd/AET has stated:
Debra Ann Matthews,MA,JCTC is one of my guests for next week’s episode as we discuss cover letters. She allowed me to play devil’s advocate, but I think it will clarify misconceptions about cover letters and provide some real help. Listen on his podcast at http://thevoiceofjobseekers.com/.

Job-winning resumes and career services

Job-winning resumes and career services

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.  -Maya Angelou

 

 

Debra Ann Matthews, a professional resume writer and certified job and career development coach, has helped motivated job seekers in a range of career and job search education. She has worked with President Clinton’s Americorps Program, The Department of Labor’s Job Corps Program and taught our nation’s finest military soldiers and others as an adjunct college professor with Austin Peay State University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and South University. Her passion to share her knowledge and motivate people to understand how to tackle their professional selves has been demonstrated in the Calgary Sun (Canada), in Jennings Wire, Monster.com, Career Builder, in The Guardian Express, on Finance and Accounting Job News and in Local Job Network websites. If you can’t say it, Let Me Write It For You!

When you have e…

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t. -Thomas Edison

Are you wondering why you did not get an interview? “What’s Wrong With Your Resume? ¿Qué le pasa a tu currículum? Thursday, April 10th 11:30 am Central Standard Time. Sign in here… http://bit.ly/1saxSbz

Enjoy Monday !!

Enjoy Monday !!

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent van Gogh

Dial in and talk to BCWN Career Mentor and Resume Expert Debra Ann Matthews, tell us where our resumes may be going wrong in the eyes of an employer and how to change them to get noticed. Thursday 4/10 11:30 CST /12:30 CST

For more information, see http://bit.ly/1saxSbz

What’s Wrong With Your Resume?

What’s Wrong With Your Resume?

Do you have resume questions? Please email them to me at letmewriteitforyou@gmail.com

And join me on Thursday, April 10th at 11:30 CST for a teleseminar entitled, “What’s Wrong With Your Resume”.

Are you wondering why you did not get an interview? “What’s Wrong With Your Resume? ¿Qué le pasa a tu currículum?  Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/1saxSbz

Problem resume? Join BCWN Career Mentor Debra Ann Matthews, What’s Wrong With Your Resume Presentation Thursday, April 10th at 11:30 CST