This week’s host is award winning resume writer, and executive coach Barbara Safani. We are so fortunate to get her to host HFChat. She’s truly a leader in our industry, and you will learn so much from this week’s chat.
By Barbara Safani
Why your resume isn’t working and what to do about it.
As a resume writer I have come into contact with thousands of people who do great things at work every day. But you would never know it if you looked at the resumes most people write for themselves. There seems to be an enormous disconnect between the work people do and their ability to document the value of that work on a resume. Most resumes I see read like job descriptions.
People can usually articulate what they do, but they generally don’t
convey why what they do is important or who derives value from their actions.
They neglect to tie their job tasks to impact. They fail to create a compelling
argument for why a hiring manager should give that candidate a chance.
Here are this week’s questions:
Q1. How can I create a resume summary that captures the reader’s attention?
Q2. What are keywords and why does my resume need them?
Q3. How can I create stories of career success that get my resume noticed?
About our host:
Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, has over fifteen years of experience in career management, recruiting, executive coaching, and organizational development. Barbara partners with both Fortune 100 companies and individuals to deliver targeted programs focusing on resume development, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation skills, and online identity management. She is the author of multiple books on resume writing, job search, and career transition and her award-winning resumes are featured in dozens of career related publications.
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Happy About My Resume: 50 Tips for Building a Better Document to Secure a Brighter Future http://www.happyabout.info/myresume.php
Happy About My Job Search: How to Conduct an Effective Job Search for a More Successful Career http://www.happyabout.com/happyaboutmyjobsearch.php
How to Handle a Downsizing Strategically, Economically, and Compassionately http://www.happyabout.com/thinkaha/successfulcorporatelearningtweet04.php
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