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Transcript of © 2011 Right Management. All Rights Reserved. HIRING OUR HEROES: Resume Development

  • Developing Your ResumeResume Preparation Tips1-2 pages in lengthUse past tense strong action verbsBe honestList years only no monthsUse good quality, neutral paper,Do not use personal pronouns: I, we, he, sheNo company/military jargonSupports your objective/position applying for

  • Developing Your ResumeResume Key ElementsHeadingObjective (optional)Career SummaryProfessional /Work/Military Experience (Positions/functions you have held)AccomplishmentsEducation/TrainingAwards/RecognitionProfessional Affiliations

  • Summary/Lead-in Paragraph - State Your CaseHow you want to be known, today looking forward:Strengths - Knowledge Contributions Value PropositionProfessional /Work/Military Experience - Make Your CaseStrengths, contributions & accomplishments; Last 10- 12 yearsSupport Your CaseEducation & Affiliations - Further Support Your Case College Vocational/Technical Institution Training Seminars Professional Affiliations Community ActivitiesHeadingName, Address, (Phone/Email, Linkedin address)Developing Your Resume

  • Developing Your ResumeProfessional ExperienceUS Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton 2004 to PresentMilitary Police Officer Awarded MP position at the culmination of 12-week basic training and an additional 12 weeks of intensive, specialized MP training. Served as a Military Police officer protecting lives and property, patrolling military base and preserving law and order. Previously supported battlefield operations and provided area/convoy security during overseas assignment in Iraq.Earned consistent commendations for devotion to duty with citations for excellence in rapidly resolving crisis situations, upholding law and order, relating effectively with culturally diverse populations and protecting property and lives.Fulfilled a range of MP duties for both combat and peacekeeping missions. Gained proficiencies and experience in: traffic accident first-responder/investigations, police patrol, ticket/report writing, felony traffic stops, search and seizures, criminal investigations and suspect interviewing/fingerprinting/processing.

  • Developing your ResumeAn Accomplishment IsAn activity that gives you pleasure, fulfillment, a feeling of pride/successLarge or small in scopeRoutine or extraordinaryFrequent or done only onceBuilds your self confidenceShowcases your strengths

  • Developing Your ResumeComponents of an AccomplishmentChallenge - What were the conditions/issuesActions - What you did (action verbs)Results - Business Impact of your actions (Quantify if possible) ($, %)

    ExamplesManaged a budgetSolved a problemFixed a machine or process

  • Developing Your ResumeAccomplishment Statements

    GoodConducted many training programs in several states which reduced problems.BetterConducted more than 45 service technician training programs throughout an 8-state region reducing customer complaints by 22% in a 6-month period.

    BestReduced customer complaints by 22% in a 6-month period by conducting more than 45 service technician training programs throughout an 8-state region..

  • Developing your ResumeAccomplishment Statements Exercise

    Draft 1-2 Accomplishment StatementsBreak into Groups to fine tune

    Remember to use the CAR formula!

  • Developing your Resume

    Private Sector Resume VS Federal Government ResumePrivate Industry ResumeFederal ResumeFocused on the mission of the organizationFocused on the mission of the agencyProfit motivatedGrant and budget motivated1-2 pages3-5 pagesNo SSN, Supervisors names and salariesInclude SSN, supervisors names and salaries and contact infoCreative, graphic or functional formats are okChronological, traditional format onlySuccinct writing styleConcise yet informative contentKeywords are desirableKeywords are requiredEmphasis on Company and JobEmphasis on Job

  • Developing your ResumeFederal Government ProcessMaster Site - WWW.USAJOBS.GOVRevised in October 2011 still has kinksContains most agencies however not allReview individual agencys websites Complete the applicationRevise your resume

  • Developing your ResumeFederal Government Application - TipsFollow all directions to the letterKnow the deadline- it is DDD no exceptionsRead the How to Apply instructionsAgencies may vary application requirements Maintain list of passwords and login informationIdentify Key Words in Announcement Complete the application including resume and KSA(knowledge, Skills and Abilities) /EssayReview Federal Government resources at state one stop centers

  • Developing Your ResumeEmail, Internet and Scanning ResumesClean up the formatNo underlinesBullets Use asterisks or dashesSave file as text or PDFCheck spelling and grammarTest run email to yourself

  • Developing Your ResumeBasics of References References are contacted to:Check truthfulness of informationDetermine how you work with othersPick up undisclosed information

    Use 3-5 professional, work related contactsPrime your references

  • Developing Your ResumeReferences Four Contact Points Ask permission Prior to company contact Following company contact Share the news - Thank you

  • Reference Sheet Format

    Joe HartmanVice President, Sales and MarketingABC Manufacturing120 South Main StreetAnytown, Anywhere 74209Phone: (777) 489-1539Email address: jhartman@email.com Relationship: Former supervisor

    Developing Your Resume

  • Cover Letters Tips Keep audience in mindAdjust each cover letter to requirements of the jobInclude the position you are applying forMake sure your grammar and spelling is flawlessProof read proof read proof readGo to ask.com cover letters for additional samples Save each cover letter with posting so you can refer to it later *

  • T Cover LetterDear Mr. Davidson:

    I am applying for your position of Quality Engineer that was posted in the Dayton Daily News. Below is a listing of your requirements and my experience.

    Your Requirements My ExperienceFive years experience in QualitySix years experience asQuality EngineerSPC ApplicationImplemented SPC on electronic-deposition paint line Ability to perform DOEsDesigned L8 experiments*

  • Tips for Applying OnlineFollow the application instructionsUse spell checkCustomize cover letter, even with online applicationsApply for jobs that are within your realm of possibilityKeep up with trends Honesty is the best policyProvide as much relevant information as possibleFor salary requirements, provide negotiable when possible. *

  • Good Luck with your Job Campaign!Thank You!

    *Set up roomBe there to greet attendeesDistribute materials

    Here are a few quick tips when developing a strong resume: 1-2 pages in lengthUse past tense strong action verbsBe honestList years only no monthsUse good quality, neutral paper,Do not use personal pronouns: I, we, he, sheNo company/military jargonSupports your objective/strategy

    *Here are a few quick tips when developing a strong resume: 1-2 pages in lengthUse past tense strong action verbsBe honestList years only no monthsUse good quality, neutral paper,Do not use personal pronouns: I, we, he, sheNo company/military jargonSupports your objective/strategy

    **Segue toresumeelementsSince the resume is our sales brochure and tells a story about us, what shouldit contain?

    Key Elements

    HeadingObjective (optional)SummaryExperienceAccomplishmentsEducation and TrainingAdditional Information

    Optional Information - What to Leave Out - ListProfessional Memberships Personal InformationAwards Anything not pertaining to objectiveCertifications CompensationPatents Reason for leavingMilitary Experience References provided upon requestLicenseVolunteer Activities (appropriate)

    p. 4.16 - Mention Resume Checklist

    *Heading - Discuss elementsObjective p. 4.7Discuss option of using an objective; optional.

    (Explain contents of objective and its purpose if people are considering relocation)Job you expect to doStrengths you bringContributions you will make to the organizationSegue to writing a summary.Summary/Profile p. 4.8One important piece of the resume is the Summary or Profile. In order to survivethe 30 second skim, you will want to summarize important information aboutyourself at the very beginning of resume.

    The summary/profile is a brief written presentation ofIndustries you have worked inPositions/functions you have heldStrengthsSpecial expertisePersonal qualities

    *p. 64Segue -Your resume will contain information about where you have worked and what you did both in the private and public sectors.

    Review slide Point out dates and the format for the organization Company Name onceCity/StateOptional - Brief Statement about the companyYears with Company and/or in positionNote if multiple positions, list them demonstrates promotablity, etc.

    Accomplishments lead the reader to the conclusions you want him or her to have about you. They focus on how you made a difference and the value you added to other organizations. It is an activity that gives you pleasure, fulfillment, a feeling of pride/success.It is important to keep in mind that accomplishments can be large or small in scopethey can be routine or extraordinary.They can be done frequently or only once.It is an opportunity to showcase your strengths.Knowing what you do well helps:- Build self confidence- Seek out the position that fits you best- Communicate effectively in interviews and meetings

    One way to use these accomplishments in your job search is to see what skills/abilities you have demonstrated.

    In addition, the process of reviewing your individual accomplishments jogs your memory and this in turn will benefit you when developing your resume and when interviewing.

    Mention Ability Analys