In this in-depth resume training webinar, you will go through actual resumes with an expert to learn:
How to Write a Resume That Gets Interviews
The Correct Format, Length, and Style
What To Do With Your Objective Statement
How to Make Your Job History 'Sell' You
What To Do With Too Much (or NO) Experience
What To Do With Your References
You can even send in your own resume as a possible choice for live evaluation during the webinar.
This Interview-Getting Training is Absolutely Free…
AND you get 2 Bonus Gifts, too!
Gift #1... Just for registering
When you register, you’ll receive my Podcast – 10 Deadly Resume Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs. If you find (and correct) these common resume mistakes, it will dramatically improve your chances of getting interviews immediately.
Gift #2... Just for attending
At the webinar, you’ll receive my exclusive Podcast: How to Write an Attention-Getting Cover LetterThis podcast is filled with easy tips for writing a cover letter that compels them to read your resume and think positively about you.
Yes. While some may argue that a cover letter is an “extra step”, I say it is an expected step when sending out your résumé. Outside of the fact that omitting the cover letter can be perceived as being lazy, we exist in a very competitive job-market, and a well-written cover letter is a tool that can help to position you ahead of the competition.
Covers letter are intended to spark the interest of the reader and to compel the reader to take action steps based on what they have read. Your cover letter is your “call to action”. This is the tool that asks for an interview.
Are there any specific “rules” for how to write a cover letter? The only absolute rule is that you must have one. Cover letters do not have a set format or style; they can be creative or conservative, depending on where you are sending your materials. They will change to best address each particular opportunity.
Below are a few tips for crafting a DASHING document:
If your resume is not winning quality interviews, then consider that what you are sending out is ineffective.
Your resume has approximately 6 seconds to make a lasting impression. 5-4-3-2-1. That’s it! Then it’s either in the trash can or in the “save” folder to call for an interview.
Below are 3 quick questions to see if your resume can pass the 6-second “save or trash” test:
Can your reader read it? If the font is too small and the reader needs reading glasses to see your phone number, do not expect a call.
Did you define yourself? I recommend a header that makes it clear who you are, and how you want to be perceived. (Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Food and Beverage, Entry-Level Public Relations, etc.) If your reader needs to dig to see where you might fit into their organization, they will not bother and your resume is in the trash can.
Have you immediately indicated the value that you have to offer? The profile is one of the most important components of a resume. If yours is filled with generic statements such as “Hard-working individual with 5 years of marketing experience…”, then you are headed for the “NO” pile. Employers want to know what you have to offer them and what you bring to the table. Your profile must be unique and quickly convince your reader that you are an exceptional candidate that brings value to the table.
In 6 seconds or less, can you convince a reader to keep reading? Re-read your resume and ask yourself if your document passes the “save or trash” test.
When you first selected your skills and expertise on LinkedIn you could put them in order of your preference. But once you started collecting endorsements, LinkedIn automatically listed them in numerical order for you. You didn't have a choice and once they started to accumulate you couldn't strategically place the skills you wanted endorsements for.
That is no longer the case. LinkedIn just recently has allowed users to re-arrange the order of their skills and expertise. Now, if you want endorsements for certain skills, you can place them at the top of the list--hoping your connections will take the hint and endorse you for those skills they see first.
When I do presentations for job seekers, one the most frequent questions I get is if it is possible for people to move their skills around so they can be endorsed for the skills they want to be recruited for. Up until this week the answer was no. Now, you can rearrange until your heart is content.
Most of the LinkedIn profile Headlines I see on LinkedIn today are LinkedIn default headlines. What is the LinkedIn default headline? The default setting is your last job title and the company you worked for.
Example: Marketing Manager at ABC Company. Sounds terribly exciting doesn't it? I just did a search on LinkedIn for "Marketing Manager" and the results were 1,329,169 results for "Marketing Manager". Yes, I used the quotes because I wanted that exact phrase. Just a little competition.
So being a Marketing Manager, that's OK, but it's JUST OK. You need to breathe some life into your headline in order to stand out on LinkedIn. You are competing with almost 300 million profiles. Your headline does not have to be your job. You are not your job. Even if you are in a job search your headline should showcase who you are. It should be your ideal target position and what you do, not just a job title.
Many people say they have always wanted to own their own business, but few follow through. One of the most common reasons they give is that they have never owned a business. “How will I know all the things I’ll need to do?”, they ask. “I’m a good manager. But there are so many other things involved in owning a business. How will I know how to do those?”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, captures the reason to invest in a franchise. With a franchise, the franchise company will train you in all of the things you’ll need to know. And they will help and support you after you get started.
Nobody has mastered all of the different skills needed to successfully start, grow, and run a business. But with a franchise, you don’t have to know all of that before you start.
I am so excited to be releasing this book. I worked with my business partner Carl Chapman (an award-winning recruiter) to bring you the best advice for not just working with recruiters now, but building relationships with them that can put your career on the fast-track for years to come.
LinkedIn says 51% of profiles are complete, and 49% are not at the All Star level.
LinkedIn calls it a profile strength meter. The Profile Strength meter is on the right side of your profile and gauges how robust your profile is. The strength will increase as you add more content.
Move and hover your cursor over the circle in the box to view the next level of strength you can reach. You can click the Improve Your Profile Strength link for a guided tour that’ll guide you through adding content to your profile.
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