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Resume Writing LIVE Webinar

 

If You Aren't Getting Interviews, You Need a Resume Review.

See How To Improve Your Resume To Get Interviews!


LIVE Resume Review
LIVE Resume Review
July
Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
1:00 pm (GMT-4) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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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.

 

Don’t Wait! Register Now.

Bragging on your Resume is OK (and Expected!)

file000546089304Are you bragging about yourself enough on your resume? I don't mean being fictitious or acting as an expert for something you’ve only done once, but more in a way of, ‘I excel at this and THAT is why you should hire me’.

One of the main things I notice with my clients and their existing resumes is that they don't BRAG enough about their accomplishments. They don't talk enough about what they've done above and beyond their daily responsibilities.

My data-mining system is C.A.R.-oriented. The C.A.R. methodology is this: Challenge, Action, Results. What Challenge did you face? What Action did you take to rectify it? And lastly, what were the Results? It is a very accomplishment-focused method and works very well in pulling you’re your accomplishments in an open-ended way. When I discuss this methodology with clients and ask them to sit down and write out their C.A.R. stories, I am amazed at the achievements that come pouring out. Many of us were raised to be humble about our accomplishments, not to be boastful. Remember, though, if you don’t let the reader know of what you’ve done, then why would they hire you? How do you stand out from the pile of candidates? You have to SELL YOURSELF.

Here are a few tips about bragging in a non-obnoxious way to get yourself noticed:
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Is It Your Age, or Is It Your Resume?

Account manager resume. Blue tint.Job seekers over 50 (and over 40) can run into real trouble getting job interviews. Before you assume it's age holding you back, make a few improvements to your resume.

With the right resume know-how, your age and experience will be a huge positive for you in the job search.

Try these tips below to redo your resume, then download my free Guide to Getting a Job Over 50 (pdf).

  • Keep Your Resume to 2 Pages or Less

One of the hardest things for older job seekers to do is edit your work history, but you absolutely must.  No resume should be longer than 2 pages, unless you are at the C-level.  A too-long resume says (1) "I don't know how to tailor my resume to highlight what's important for this job" and (2) "I am at least over 40 and probably over 50, which you can see from my long list of jobs."  The good news is that you have a wealth of experience to create a true marketing document for yourself.  That leaves you with no resume fluff--only impressive, attention-getting accomplishments tailored for each job you apply for.

Experience doesn't matter nearly as much as what you've accomplished.  How have you helped the companies you worked for make money or save money?  Describe those accomplishments using numbers, dollars, and percentages on your resume and you will have hiring managers (potential bosses) racing to interview you.

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Resume, Interview, and Job Search Apps on Amazon

 

Career Confidential now has 3 of our popular apps for your resume, interview, job search and medical sales job search available on Amazon!

All these apps are FREE!

Resume Review Pro

**Upgrade Your Resume In Minutes**

In less than 10 minutes, you can discover the most important resume “Do’s” and “Don’ts”.

You will see specific examples and easy tips and strategies for a dramatically better resume.
(Includes tips and examples for resumes and CVs.)

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Improve Your Resume - Free Resume Writing LIVE Webinar

 

If You Aren't Getting Interviews, You Need a Resume Review.

See How To Improve Your Resume To Get Interviews!


Resume Review
Resume Review
July
Thursday, 31 Jul 2014
1:00 pm (GMT-4) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
31

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.

 

Don’t Wait! Register Now.

Your Resume: Save or Trash?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

* Guest post by Michelle Riklan of Riklan Resources, Inc.

Amazon Kindle eReports for Your Resume, Job Search And Interviews

See all of Career Confidential's eReports for your cover letter, resume, job search, LinkedIn, brag books, job interviews, follow up, and salary negotiations.

Use the links here to go to Amazon and download them now.

 

 

 Write a Resume: How to Quantify Your Resume (e-Report)

 

The #1 Improvement You Can Make To Your Resume -
Quantify Your Accomplishments

 

 > Get the Resume eReport Here <

 

 

 Find a Job Fast: With This 7-Step Plan (e-Report)

 

Use these 7 steps to jump start your job search
and be wildly successful.

 

 > Get the Find a Job Fast eReport <

 

 

 LinkedIn: Use Your Profile To Attract Employers (e-Report)

 

Tips and Tricks to Using LinkedIn Like a Pro
—That You Won’t Learn From LinkedIn

 

 > Get the LinkedIn eReport Here <

 

 

 Cover Letters eReport: 17 Tips - How to Write Cover Letters

 

In this 13-page exclusive report, you’ll discover everything
you need to easily write a cover letter that will make any
employer want to read your resume.

 

 > Get the Cover Letter eReport Here <

 

 

 Brag Books: The Powerful "Reference" You Take With You To the Interview (e-Report)

 

“Wow” Them in the Interview with an
Impressive Portfolio of Accomplishments

 

 > Get the Brag Book eReport Here <

 

 

 

 "Sell Yourself" For the Job: What It Means To "Sell Yourself" for the Job (e-Report)

 

Stand Out and Get the Offer
When You Sell Yourself For the Job

 

 > Get the 'Sell Yourself for the Job' eReport Here <

 

 

 

 Job Interview: Get The Job By Asking Two Critical Questions (e-Report)

 

Boost your chances of getting the job by 30%-40%
just by asking two simple, strategic questions in the interview.

 

> Get the Job Interview eReport Here <

 

 

 Follow Up After The Interview: Beyond "Thank You" (e-Report)

 

 Seal the Deal and Get the Job with a Smart, Professional
Interview Follow Up Plan

 

> Get the Follow Up eReport Here <

 

 

 

 Salary Negotiations: How to Handle Questions About Salary (e-Report)

 

Learn words, phrases, and answers that
guarantee you the best job offer possible.

 

 > Get the Salary Negotiations eReport Here <

 

 

 

 

How Do I Get My Resume to Land on the Top of the Pile? (and to stay out of the trashcan) Tip #1 – Cut and Paste?

Can someone else cut and paste what you wrote and put it on their resume? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to re-write your resume.

A resume is a marketing tool. The #1 goal of a resume is to get an employer to call you and schedule an interview. Employers are looking at hundreds of resumes — so how do you get yours noticed?

If it has the same generic wording as everyone else, it will most likely go to the trashcan. Your resume should grab the reader’s attention and compel them to keep reading.

Showcase what you bring to the table and highlight your unique value. Employers want to know very specifically what you can do for them.

 * Guest post by Michelle Riklan of Riklan Resources, Inc., our newest Career Confidential Expert Partner!

 

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Job Search Video Coaching Now Available!

Do you have a job search question you wish you could ask a career coach? Do you need a fast, targeted, solution for your

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  • Cover Letter
  • Interview
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Salary questions
  • Networking
  • Building a Personal Brand
  • Beating Age Discrimination
  • or something else?

I have put together dozens of pieces of my best coaching advice and insights into 8-12-minute videos, all on a convenient, one-stop page for you!

See Job Search Coaching Videos Here

If you're in a job search, you've got to see these. This is the advice that's giving hundreds of job seekers more confidence, better skills, and the best offers of their careers.

 

A Great Resume Is The Best Christmas Gift of 2013

When you give the gift of a great resume, you give:

  • A better shot at a dream job
  • More choices
  • Increased confidence

What could be a better gift than that?

This resume writing kit is a great gift--it's a simple to use,  step-by-step guide to writing the best resume you've ever had.

No resume writers, no mistakes, no doubts that you are representing yourself and your skills in a strong, positive way.

It even comes with a personalized resume review for added insurance and peace of mind.  Send it in to us and we'll tell you if you got it right, or specifically what you still need to work on.

Who needs a better resume?

  • Your upcoming college graduate
  • Your unemployed spouse
  • Your underemployed spouse
  • Your best friend who hates her job
  • You

This is the ultimate in thoughtful (and practical) gift-giving.  A better resume could mean thousands of dollars in additional income --because you got a job faster, or because you got a better job than you would have without it.

Give this Resume Kit to the job seeker in your life.

 

      

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Free Training Webinar - Why Your Resume Is Not Going To Get You Hired

How many times have you submitted your resume or filled out the online application and heard NOTHING? No phone call, no email, no 'Dear John' letter--no response at all?

If that has happened to you, you are not alone. This is the most common (and most frustrating) job search problem.

In this free training webinar, you will learn how to break free from this job search trap.  Get responses, get interviews, and get hired.

Learn More About This Free 1-hour Webinar and Register Here:

Why Your Resume Is Not Going To Get You Hired

Write a Resume That POPS! Redo It With Numbers That Quantify Your Experience

How does a good resume become a killer resume that grabs the attention of the hiring manager and screams, "Call me before someone else does!"?

Employers look for performance data on your resume

Instead of just describing your responsibilities, it quantifies your experience by using numbers, dollars, and percentages that say:  "This is what I achieved, and I could achieve it for you."

See what I mean:  Which is better?

  • "Responsible for bringing in new clients" or "Brought in 20 new clients in 3 months"
  • "Responsible for delivering product on time and under budget" or ""98% on-time delivery of product"
  • "Responsible for maintaining accuracy in company database" or "Achieved 100% accuracy in 50,000-item database over 2 years"
  • "Dean's List" or "Maintained 3.7 GPA over 4 years"

See?  Numbers are always better.

If you want your resume to powerfully sell you for the job, go through it and see where you can translate your achievements into numbers, dollars, or percentages that speak the hiring manager's language:  "How can this person benefit MY company?"

Get tips, examples, ideas and suggestions for redoing your resume easily and quickly with my Extreme Makeover Resume Kit.

Resume Objective Statements for Marketing Jobs

Resume objective statements are valuable--IF they're done right.  A badly written objective statement is a waste of space and worthy of the scorn that's been heaped on it by some.  A well-written objective statement is going to grab the attention of hiring managers.  It might even stand in for your cover letter. (Busy hiring managers might not read it.)

Watch the video below to see more about why objective statements are so important and get ideas for what a good resume objective statement would look like for a marketing job.  Click the video to watch.

 

 

Want your resume to grab attention--and interviews?  Check out our Extreme Makeover Resume Kit.

 

Career and Job Search Tips Offered In Free Teleseminars

Learn to Improve Your Resume and Document Your Career Success in new teleseminars offered by Career Confidential!

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Teleseminars - Thursday, August 15th
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3pm (Central Time) - Document Your Career Success With a Brag Book
- Learn why brag books are powerful documentation of your success, what goes in one, and how to put it together
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4pm (Central Time) - Resume Grader: Would Your Resume Earn an 'A' or an 'F'?
- Top tips to dramatically improve your resume and avoid common mistakes
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To Attend Either Teleseminar (or Both):

1. A few minutes before the teleseminar begins, dial in to this number:

760-569-7171

2. Enter your participant number:

101916

3. Listen to the LIVE presentation, which includes a Q&A session.

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Mark your calendar now for this event. These teleseminars are open to everyone.

You don't want to miss these proven, powerful tips to document your career success and/or improve your resume.

248 Out of 250 Resumes We Reviewed Last Week Had a HUGE Mistake On the Front Page - Does Yours?

Don't Let This Happen To Your Resume! Come To My Free Resume Writing Webinar and Save Your Resume!

Everyone knows you can't afford any resume mistakes...just one typo and the entire thing hits the trash.  So you spell-check it to within an inch of its life and you ask your friends to proofread it for you just to make sure.  You can do everything you know to do....and STILL have a big mistake that will keep you from getting the interview.

I've seen thousands of resumes in my career (career coach, recruiter)...most of the time, resumes need improvement.  But it really hit me last week when I looked at 250 resumes at once.  A full 248 of them had a major mistake right on the front page.

What was it?
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