Celebrating in Advance: What’s Right With Your Resume

…can’t wait to share my love of crafting resumes with you (my 1st live training)

Hi, I’m Debra Ann. I spend most of my time learning. Some of my favorite days were spent on the hill at UT, that’s the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (that is for my Texas supporters) siting in English Literature classes, dissecting and divulging the meanings of words, concepts; justifying my own interpretation of famous and not-so-famous literary artists including… Oh I can’t remember those old folks names now, but I loved learning about Malcolm X, Paula Giddens, Alex Hailey, and of course Nikki Giovonni and other local Tennessee writers and artists. I later learned the value of all of those speech, communications, rhetoric classes is just what I am able to do right now= Read, Research, and Write Resumes. I absolutely love taking my clients experiences and showing them how I can help them target them in a way that hiring managers and recruiters can see their value.

Send me a message with any resume questions to be answered in class on my National Resume Writers Association link @ https://bit.ly/2Y669yH

I invite you join me in my first Live training. You are invited. Come get a powerpack 7 Minutes of Resume Best. Not only will you get 7 of the Best resume tips to transform your dull resume and give it life, you will get to take part in a BONUS live one on one session with me, finalizing your updated resume and cover letter. DM me so that I can let you know when my 1st Master RESUME Class will happen and you can sign up. This will be the best 7 Minutes of Your life! Gauranteed~

When you register, you will get your BONUS materials immediatety.

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Debra Ann uses her extroverted personality to help reach her clients who feel passionate about their jobs and careers but can’t express the difference they make. Ms. Matthews has extensive experience with not for profit community service projects including President Clinton’s AmeriCorps, Up With People, and Job Corps. She combines her love for service and her passion for sharing knowledge with job seekers and career changers by offering to train (adjunct college professor or public speaker) or participate in interviews. She has served as the New Business Owner Representative/Military Group for the National Resume Writers Association Board. She is also a member of Forbes Coaches Council, and is a Career Affiliate with Career Thought Leaders.  She has trained with Richard Knowdell of the Career Development Network, earning her certifications as a Job and Career Transition Coach and Job and Career Development Coach.  Send your email to register for What’s Right With Your Resume course at https://bit.ly/2Y669yH.

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Is Your Resume Yeah or Nae?

Check yeah or naw about your Job-Winning Resume

_____ Do you know the old versus the necessary parts of a job-winning resume?

_____Is your resume crafted in a way that showcases relevant problem-solving and pain-killing strategies that you have mastered to be helpful to the employer?

_____ Does your present resume give more than a career history or job description?

_____ Has your resume maximized your visual appeal for the civilian job market?

_____ Is your federal resume based on your past skills and experience-laden?

_____ Does your resume present data that is trim, lean, mean, and succinct?

_____ Does it display an upwardly mobile, relevant, and social media conscious job seeker?

____ Is it tailored for the job/career that you want?

Tell me how you have used your job-winning resume to showcase your unique marketing message? What strategy did you use? Did you secure an interview. YEAH For you. If not, join us for class!

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Have You Ever Had Your Resume Critiqued?

Do you feel that your resume is pretty good, but you are not able to secure any interviews? If you are a pretty good writer, it may be very good to have your resume critiqued. This may require an investment on your part, but may be well worth your time and effort if fine tuning your resume helps you to secure interviews.

Let’s take a look…..

One. Look at the visual appeal from a distance. Does it look good? Do you see clear demarcations highlighting your job title, company name, dates, and locations of job descriptors…. inconsistent placement makes you appear less than honest and at the very least you will be perceived as someone who does not proofread.

Now let’s look at the content…….

  • Can you say that your resume meets these qualifications EXCELLENTLY, FAIRLY or POORLY?

1.Is the targeted job position included in the first sentence in your professional summary section?

2.Is your resume well constructed and summarizes your expertise in a nutshell?

3.Are your primary targeted skills, attributes, and qualifications included?

4.Does your resume contain heavy-hitting, marketing-savvy, impactful statements?

5.Have you used varied sentence types that entice the hiring officials to want to read the rest of your resume?

6.Have you used applicable keywords and industry-specific keywords for your profession infused within your resume?

  • Check these additional bits and pieces of information on your resume?

1.Does your resume target an employers’ needs with matching qualifications demonstrating a fit between your qualifications and their needs?

2.Is the most important information listed in the top one-third section of the resume?

3.Are your employment gaps skillfully handled?

4.Does your resume go back no more than 15 years?

5. Does your resume play up your strengths and minimize your weaknesses?

6. Have your technical skills and other relevant proficiencies pertinent to your job/career identified and included in your resume?

  • Well, let’s make sure that your resume includes the following…

1.Does the first bullet under each job/career area include your most important responsibility in each position?

2.Does each description begin with an action verb and include as much specific information as possible, including percentage of success, amounts of money, and numbers of persons collaborating to complete a tasks.

3. Does the resume include the areas of success that you are most proud to discuss?

4. When read, does each descriptor showcase comprehensively offering a full understanding of what you accomplished.

5.Is each word on your resume concisely mentioned. Are only the most necessary words listed on the resume. Have you deleted any unnecessary words. Is the content on your resume simply stated?

We offer an 8-page resume critique to assist you. Shoot us an email at info@jobwinningresumes.net for more information. Be sure to ask for your free welcome kit, contract job lists, and free career books.

 

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6 Steps to UP Your Resume Game Completely

Would you hire you? Take a look at yourself.

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Everyone of us can use an update, a critique, a lift, a polish. And when you are seeking to grab the hiring managers attention, it is paramount that when crafting your job-winning resume, you can’t stop just at the resume. What are you gonna do after you are invited for the first interview?

1st Step is to proof your resume for inherit challenges. Do you have a gender-neutral name? Has your previous employer changed names? Did you have a long unemployment gap? Do you need your job search to be confidentiality? Did you leave the world of work due to personal reasons (caring for a sick family member)? Have you been underemployed and are seeking to align your talents with your potential?

Seek the help of a professional resume writer to help shape your job-winning resume.

2nd Step is to check with your references prior to submitting their names and be certain that they are aware of your professional value.

Email your references a copy of your resume and also send a copy by snail mail.

3rd Step is to check your online presence by googling yourself and see what comes up.

Landing an interview is only the first step. Understanding how to move to the next step is a big part of the resume process. Be aware of how you are viewed on social media. Make sure that your LinkedIn profile showcases your personality, passion, and also the skills that you care most about.

4th Step is to mind your grooming. Hair, nails, facial hair, posture, diction, little points (earrings, nose rings, belts, buckles, shoes, socks, stockings, skirt length, tightness of pants, panty lines, various color hair (unless you will be working in a creative field), elbows, knuckles, open toe shoes).

Double check your grooming. It matters.

5th Step is to update your outfit and take new pictures to make sure that you look like a WINNER! Everyone wants to be on a winning team. Do you look the part?

Look good, look relevant, look inviting, look like a winner!

Yes, I do see a winner. Teddy Mosier is almost ready to go!!

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Even your resume writer, Debra Ann can use a good sprucing up! Resume writer, ready to go !!

6th Step is to showcase your Ready to GO look and speak on your subject matter expertise!

Here you go 2 winners. Ready to help our companies, clients, and colleagues win!

Do you need help with your resume and all that goes into landing that job? Contact us and let us help you. We offer a few free resources that will help get you in tip top shape:

-101 Ways to Skyrocket Your Career

– Welcome Kit

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4 Tips to Tackle Your Resumes Perception Challenge

Do you realize that your resume’s main purpose is to secure an interview? I have heard of some talented persons who have received interview request in as little as 6 to 12 hours after posting their resume for the jobs that they desire. Do you know why this occurred? Simply because their resume displayed succinctly who they are and how they want to be perceived in the workplace. To win at communicating who you are and your perception on a resume, it is imperative that you understand these 2 things first of all:

#1 Identify your career interests, goals and objectives. This foundation will help you to know the type of position that you are seeking.

#2 Relate what you have done professionally and academically with what you want to do next? Yes, you must know what you want to do and then what the market place is seeking.

Now you must tie these 2 ideas into a neat, strategic plan on your resume to showcase your unique marketable value.

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It is vital that your resume is physically attractive and content rich, laden with skills, accomplishments and evidence of how you solve companies PAIN.

When preparing your resume, consider these 4 perceptions that your job-winning resume must consider:

#1 Sell your skills – don’t tell me. Show those who view your resume the power in your past jobs, interns, community service activities, and academic trainings. Use an action work to start and add value using #’s, $, and % of success. Did you direct, manage, coordinate, help a cross-cultural group of persons, help raise $ for a charitable event, or work independently to complete a project? Sell your skills in this manner.

#2 Know the keywords that are a part of your profession. Use them. If you don’t know them, then try to go to the occupational outlook handbook and look them up. Better yet, look up job leads and note the frequently used words in the job description. Each professional area has its own distinctive set of commonly used words.

#3 Focus your resume on the big accomplishments and not the little things. We can imagine that you can do the job, but we need to know how you made a difference in the things that you have done. For example, “Did you supervise in a way that saved revenue, increased profits or saved time?” “Did you streamline procedures to help the team meet their goals?”

#4 Eliminate all confusion on your resume. Make it as easy as possible for hiring officials and search committees to read your resume quickly. Check your format, grammar, punctuation, and style on your resume. Make the information easy to find. Add the most important information at the beginning of the sentence if possible. Be consistent in the way that information is displayed.

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And by the way, the above picture is a group of stellar, award-winning, dynamic career professionals recognized at the 2013 Career Directors Conference for service and unique contributions to the industry. See http://careerdirectors.com/ for more information on how they can assist you with your executive career communications.

Even though you see a group of top resume writers in the country, there are no resume writing rules. And this challenge may lend itself to many different ideas about content, style, format, or delivery in resume writing. However the one consistent theme that we can all agree on is that all good resumes that seek to win over interviews should be consistent and persistent in their delivery.

Share with us how you have managed to make your resumes perception consistent? I’d love to know what you think. And If you can’t say it Let Me Write It For You.

Ask for our free welcome kit and book called Is Your Resume Like An Ole Dinosaur. Cheers, Debra Ann

 

 

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

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3 Key Sweet Spots For Resume Summaries

As important as it is to connect talent with companies who can use them, your career road map that will drive you from one wonderful position to your next leadership opportunity is itched in your pristine ability to share how your actions on the job have led to results for your past and present employers when formulating your career communications.

Executive resumes will be expected to include a skills based summary with matching accomplishments. Also for those changing careers, graduating, or returning to work a functional summary may contribute to helping to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Be sure to present a summary of qualifications that will make it your professional sweet spot.

Summaries should capture attention.

Summaries should entice the receiver to read the rest of the document.

Summaries should include key terms and quickly address the employers needs.

Summaries should communicate how your possess skills and accomplishments that are different from your competitor.

Email me (letmewriteitforyou@gmail.com) and share ways that you have made your resume summaries sweet ! Subscribe to continue to receive our articles.

Executive, Career Changers and Graduates can benefit most by adding a powerful, clearly phrased summary section to your resume.
Executive, Career Changers and Graduates can benefit most by adding a powerful, clearly phrased summary section to your resume.

Five best in class career transition resume tips

These traits are the traits of winners whom employers need to transition into their companies.You want a prospective employer to pick up your resume and say, “This resume really does have some great experience for someone who has never worked directly in our industry. I think we should interview her or him.

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We hope that you have found this article helpful. Be sure to take a look at the attached video, “Pitfalls When Transitioning Careers.”

Five best in class career transition resume tips  See full article at

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Dare to Ask a Career Question

How do I use my knowledge of 3 different languages in my job search?

What’s the difference between a regular email and a business email?

What is a 30 second elevator speech and when would I use it?

What’s wrong with my resume? It looks pretty good to me!

What’s LinkedIn?

Now one told me that!

We hear so much jargon about how to develop ourselves and shine for our employers. Many times, entry level, military transition, college graduates, 50+ job seekers, and others are not sure where to go to gain real world answers to help them leverage their skills, talents, and professional interests! Dare to ask a career question!

If you could ask any question, what would you ask?

Are you too shy to ask it?

Well, never fear, we are here!

Come out to Get Some Coffee and Ask away!

On Saturday, August 15th at 10 am, we will gather for a cup of tea and answer all of your career questions. if you’d like to ask in advanced, please shoot us a question at letmewriteitforyou@gmail.com or text us at 931.269.WR1T (9718).

Check out a few of our other relevant articles that may inspire you to excel:

4 Reasons to Ask Career Questions http://bit.ly/1hwgn4B

For gif what's wrong with your resume

How do you answer this question, “I have a college degree…” http://exm.nr/1DKZrkw

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