Unfortunately, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. This fact is true in job search whether presenting you on paper or at a personal interview. Researching and writing your résumé can be overwhelming
- Anyone can write a work history
- Effective résumés are more than facts
- Accomplishments and successes reflect potential
- Set the tone so decision makers see success on your résumé
- Understanding the competitive nature of job search where the average recruiter reviews 240+ résumés to make one selection
- Identifying keywords for on-line job search requires extensive research and even some networking with professional who can give you insight into the industry
- Investigating the corporate culture can be foundational in your successful job search
- Developing email responses in advance as templates for the communication process
- Preparing for the telephone screening interview with as much forethought as you would prepare for the in-person, panel or all-day interview process
- Monitoring trends so you can anticipate the opportunities and threats to your career so you are ahead of the curve before you must make a career decision
- Managing your image can be a challenge
- Dress, grooming and appearance
- Verbal communication skills
- Written communication skills
- Electronic communications
- What does a Google search uncover about your personality?
- What does your email address say about you?
WOW Résumés & CVs
Powerful résumés that set the tone of competence, potential and success are easy to read, while getting a WOW response from decision makers.
- WOW résumés are on the winning-edge of what recruiters and hiring managers want to see as they screen your career information.
- WOW résumés offer a clear and concise summary of your accomplishments while proving insight into foundational characteristics that make you a success.
- WOW résumés provide a window to your personality, work style, problem solving skills, presentation appearance and communication abilities.
Don’t close your window of opportunity
Connect your personal dots for success
Make it an easy decision to say, “You’re hired!”
What’s Your Plan?
Every business needs a plan, before every trip you must have a destination– A career plan is a must for your personal and professional success.
Where do you want to be in 1 year?
Are you looking for a career or a job?
What is your 5-year plan for your career?
Where Do I Look for a Good Job?
- Research on-line resources
- Read local newspaper
- Contact recruiters/personnel agencies
- Network with decision makers
For over 18 years, Vicki Hidde has been fortunate to work with professional clients every day who face the challenge of preparing a résumé. Not just any résumé, but one that will pinpoint their most marketable skills, capture the attention of the employer or recruiter and provide the foundation for financial growth and career development. Her career began as a Consultant for Professional Resume Service (later CareerPro), a national career development and résumé service with more than 500 locations. Later, she was promoted to regional director over the five southern states and then to division director with responsibility for career centers in 28 states. With well-developed contacts in the personnel industry and with human resource managers, she has provided in-house workshops on career management, as well as outplacement and termination assistance programs for companies ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at resume-source.com.