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3 Resume Writing Tips to Get You Noticed

He’s got a writing class, a really cool resume
writing class that’s coming up on September 20th. 28th. 28th, 28th. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Sure. As a trainer and a coach, I give a lot of
free content to the world. Resume writing is one of the most difficult
exercises and painful exercises, so I’m constantly trying to create new things that I can do
to help people, just educate them more about how to do this. On Friday, September 28th at noon eastern,
11:00 central, I have a free resume writing class. Anybody who wants to come can join us, and
I’ll teach them exactly how to write the resume. They’ll walk away with a template, a workbook- Awesome. And all that good stuff. I think that there’s so many myths or things
that people do wrong in resumes, and it starts right off the top. What do you recommend people right off the
bat, what are they doing? What should they be putting right at the top
of that resume? Well, the top of the resume … You have to
remember, employers are looking through a lot of resumes at one time, and they’re trying
to glance at them over a few seconds. The first place their eye goes is the top
center of the resume, so that’s your billboard. That’s like your smile. Does your smile say, “I’m warm and welcoming. You’re going to love reading this resume.” Or does it say … Does it kind of frown with
something like an objective statement? We want to ditch the objective statement in
favor of a career summary that just profiles who you are, tells them more about you. I feel that’s good, because the objective
always … I never knew what to write. I’m like, “I want this job. That’s my objective.” I think yeah, a more personal note to it. That’s right. You mentioned those three pointers and you
just started with that first one. Skip the objective statement, use a career
summary. The next one is chronological order is of
importance. It is. In the work experience section of the resume,
you can lay it out a few different ways and people want to show off their skills, but
I always recommend that you stick to a chronological format. All that means is just put your most recent
job at the top, second one below that [crosstalk 00:01:41] and so on, because the second thing
employers want to know after who are you is where are you? If they can’t see that very easily, they think
you’re hiding something. They get a little suspicious, like maybe you’re
hiding employment gaps or something like that. They want to see that career journey, as well. They want to see the evolution. Sticking with chronical, is it important to
not jump too much? I mean, they probably don’t want to see a
long history in a short amount of time too, correct? Even if it’s you climbing, they probably want
to see some loyalty there too I would imagine. [Jonah 00:02:05], that’s great. It’s interesting, when I started working many
years ago, employers liked to see you in the same stint for a long time. They’ve become a little bit more relaxed lately. Okay. You know what I mean? They know people are a little more mobile,
but they still want to see those good three, four, five year runs. When you are mentioning what you do at each
job, I think I always am trying to … I haven’t filled out a resume in a while, of course. I’m as happy as a clam, but when you’re looking
at the resume, I’m always looking at different synonyms for manage, or do this. I would talk more about what I did in the
job. Is that what I should be doing, or is it more
about what you’ve achieved? Right. Employers want to know, focus more on your
achievements and your benefits, in addition to your activities and your responsibilities. Stay away from those buzzwords like, “I’m
customer service-oriented.” I always talk about, let’s show not tell the
employer what you do. If you manage a customer service department,
that’s great, but what impact have you had. Talk about the achievements. Did you raise customer satisfaction? Did you reduce the amount of time it took
to answer customer inquiries? Those kind of things. You want to show those traits, not just tell
them. Absolutely. Andrew, thank you so much for your time. I got to say, before we started here, Andrew
said, “I can talk for a lot here. [inaudible 00:03:16] information.” He was able to keep my tight. Why I say that is, make sure you go to
because what you didn’t get here, there is so much more to get inside that book.

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