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.

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

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 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.

Problem resume? Join BCWN Career Mentor Debra Ann Matthews, What’s Wrong With Your Resume Presentation

Problem resume? Join BCWN Career Mentor Debra Ann Matthews, What's Wrong With Your Resume Presentation

Problem resume? Are you wondering why you did not get an interview? “What’s Wrong With Your Resume? ¿Qué le pasa a tu currículum?
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Your Questions Welcomed Please

Your Questions Welcomed Please

Preguntas sobre Carrera profesionales internacionales, pregunta acerca de como conseguir un buen trabajo y otras consideraciones Profesional redactora escritor, Debra Ann Matthews Ola, a mis amigos de habla española. Durante su visita a la República Dominicana, me encontré con un montón de gente maravillosa cuya lengua materna es el español. Quiero preguntarle a cada uno a tomar tiempo el 22 oct 2013 a 31 oct 2013 paraque usted a enviar preguntas que usted pueda tener acerca de cómo obtener un trabajo, reubicación y el trabajo en los EE.UU., la selección de un área de carrera, formación y otros consideraciones relacionadas. No dude en hacer su pregunta en español o Inglés y una vez compilado, nuestra organización, déjame escribir por ti: Hojas de vida y servicios profesionales Job-Ganar compilará recursos y artículos para hacer frente a sus preocupaciones. Recuerde enviar sus preguntas a nosotros @ letmewriteitforyou@gmail.com o enviar sus preguntas a través de Debra Ann Facebook@ http://www.facebook.com/letmewriteit4u. Fecha límite: Midnight 31 de octubre 2013

Here’s a quick way to handle a poor job search strategy: Breathe deeply !

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Please let me know what you begin to feel, perceive and see as you take deep breathes and begin a strategic job search plan. Let me write it for you is available to offer resume distribution services, career coaching and job search strategy sessions. Debra Ann can be found on FB @ http://www.facebook.com/letmewriteit4u or on linkedin@ http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u. See article,
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Career questions ex-prisons ask about getting a good job & other considerations

Career questions ex-prisons ask about getting a good job & other considerations

As a human being, the God-given right to work and enhance one’s career, is a simple right as much as breathing. However, many ex-felons, former inmates, convicted persons feel isolated and unsure how to proceed forward in rebuilding their professional lives. This article is an effort to offer ways in which those who have had relationships with the prison system in some way can ask questions that they have an itching and burning desire to know as far as how to develop their professional selves

Create a resume that sizzles

Create a resume that sizzles

Finally, know that according to CNN Money, over 80% of all job openings are not advertised. Start with a sizzling resume and then use noted key descriptors of your successful brand to develop a nice persuasive FB and LinkedIn presence. Recruiters and hiring managers find people with the skills they need then send them an email or message to see if those people would be interested in a job interview. Sizzling resumes will get interview requests within 30 days of submission. See complete article @ http://shar.es/J3wy8