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Do Firms Actually Care About Descriptive Keywords on a Resume?


Listen to the full episode here::
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/11/19/do-firms-actually-care-about-descriptive-keywords-on-a-resume

EP 1291 Words like “managed” or “assessed” or “oversaw.” Do these matter to them?

Summary

The question is, "Do firms actually care about descriptive keywords on a resume?" You know, words like "managed," or "assessed," or "oversaw?" Words like that. Descriptive keywords.

"I listen to this question. My first reaction is, "What planet are you on? Of course it matters to them."

And you haven't managed before, this is not a descriptive keyword. What it is is a function that you need to demonstrate experience having done. It is bizarre to me that people actually think that this is a keyword and that it doesn't represent a function, a task that you, as an employee, need to have experience performing in order to be qualified for role.

So, cut the crap. I give you no BS jobs search and you are thinking that these are just "suggestions," that if you do whatever you want someone is going to hire you… That may be true but you will stroke a lot of relationships with a lot of people who will ask themselves, "What is wrong with this person??? We are very clear about what we are looking for and this person is a Purdue chicken plucker!" You may laugh, but I've gotten those resumes for software engineering positions where they have no computer science background and what their experience is plucking feathers from chickens… And they think they are qualified. No! They want to do the job but they are not qualified.

I understand that you want to do the job and thus are demeaning the language that is in the job description and calling it a "descriptive keyword." What it is is a function that you need to have experience with in order to be considered and qualified for the role.

When they use the word, "requirements" or "qualifications" over a specific section of the job description, that is no joke! You need to have that experience. Otherwise, you are a spammer! Got it? You are a spammer!

Don't screw around with this stuff. If you want to be considered for a particular job, have the experience that they are looking for. Otherwise, all you are doing is wasting time.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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What’s The Best Way to Get Your Résumé Noticed? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

That’s an interesting question… But the wrong one.

Summary

The question I was asked is, "What's the best way to get your resume noticed?" I want to preface my answer, which will be directed to the point like they always are, by saying that if you are submitting your resume, you are swimming in the pond with everyone else. It's hard to be caught as a fish if you're in there with millions of other fish., What you're telling me is that you are attempting to approach this through traditional channels by submitting your resume through an applicant tracking system or some other form of direct communication, rather than working at networking through the hiring manager, developing a relationship with that person, and trying to gain entrée that way.

Be that is it me, I just given a summary of the preferred way to do things -- you would not submit a resume; you have an introduction to someone by someone who knows them will vouch for you and give you the opportunity to present yourself to the manager.

If you really want to submit your resume, the best way, if you are determined to send it through an applicant tracking system, is to DEMONSTRATE THAT YOUR BACKGROUND ACTUALLY FITS THE JOB. Make it obvious as though the reader is 6 years old reading the resume that you fit this.

How do you do that?

If you have a job description (after all, you question tells me that you want to submit your resume against the particular job), make sure that all the criteria of the job description are your resume. Make it so it is obvious!

In doing this, you want to use their language. For example, there was someone I was coaching, who is in a sales role. He would normally talk about how he it helped increase sales by a certain percentage. However, the firm he was interviewing with spoke in terms of 4X or 10X. Language along those lines. You want to use their language because you want to be understood by them. It's like speaking French and interviewing in Germany. If you don't speak the same language, it is harder to connect.

Take the time to speak their language. Use their phrasing in your resume. Make the fit obvious even if you're going to use a summary at the very top of your resume that takes care of the requirements of the position, the functionality of the job, and lays out each of them.

For example, this is always an easy one. when I use IT as an example, you list the skill and next to it you might write, "3 years/current." Then you would list the next skill and say, "2 years/until one year ago." Item by item into columns so that the fit is obvious to the reader and you're not making them struggle to find the information.

(2) As you proceed, the rest of your resume needs to confirm what you've just written and use their language.

(3) Finally (this is one the people sometimes forget), make sure your LinkedIn profile is congruent with what you say your resume. If the profile isn't congruent (it doesn't have to use the same language because I'm assuming that you're not submitting your resume to just one company), you want to make sure that your profile is as all-inclusive as possible, telling the story of what your background is so that, as I said, a 6-year-old knows that you can do this job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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3 Tips About Resumes | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/10/24/3-tips-about-resumes-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1265 Here are a few reminders you can use when writing your resume.

Summary

Resumes. Can't live with them. Can't live without them. I have done a lot of videos about writing resumes but I want to offer a few basic points that would coalesce some of those ideas.

Never ever use a template. Templates make you look ordinary; it cheapens the look of the document. Follow the format but you don't actually want to use one. One reason not to use a template is because, if you're going to submit a resume through an applicant tracking system, some have trouble parsing fields in templates. It also becomes more difficult for third-party recruiters to do editing.

"What do you mean? Why can't they just do copy and paste?"

It's because the frames that certain fields are put into make it hard to do that. In addition, you're also asking people to waste time they don't really have.

So, ditch the templates.

Next, instead of listing, "Objectives," just know that no one really cares and if you want them to care, put it into your cover email (you don't send a cover letter as a separate attachment. You put it into the message area of an email). You use that to talk about some of the things you are looking for in a job.

If you are used to using objectives, replace it with, "Summary." Make sure the summary is keyword rich, specifically with the right keywords for the type of role that you perform and the kind of successes that you've had. Again, when people are looking for resumes on job boards, when they are searching for them in applicant tracking systems or on LinkedIn if they are trying to find you, they are searching by keywords. They are not simply scrolling through resumes.

When writing your resume, don't just simply focus on your responsibilities, focus on responsibilities AND results that you have gotten, quantified by money saved were money earned.

These are a few the small changes I want to encourage you to make to your resume. So, to summarize:

1. Get rid of templates

2. Replace objectives with keyword rich  summaries

3. Spent time on responsibilities and results, the impact of what you did, quantified by money saved and money earned.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

What Do Hiring Managers Think of Resumes with Quantified Accomplishments? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/11/26/what-do-hiring-managers-think-of-resumes-with-quantified-accomplishments

EP 1297 Do they want to see numbers or percentages in my resume?

Summary

I was asked the question that I thought was terrific and I don't want to go through it with you.

What do managers think of resumes with quantified accomplishments. In my resume describes actions that increase revenue by $1 million or increase productivity by 50%, or hiring managers generally impressed or do they assume the numbers are all made up? Do they want to see numbers like that?"

I'm not going to go into the, "Do they want to see numbers like that," part of the question; I want to talk about what do managers think of the resume itself.

To know that, you have to understand that business is the language of numbers. Money. Money is a number. Thus, if you can help an organization make or save money, this is valuable. I want to hear that again.

Make or save money.

It is not just that you help the firm make $1 million, to use this example. It could be that you reduce costs by 23%. Hearing that number has an impact, right?

Are they impressed with. They just think that you made it up?

That is what the interview is going to determine. Understand that you can throw a number around, but unless you can back it up, you are going to get chopped up like you are put into a Cuisinart. I'll simply say that, yes, they like to see numbers because, otherwise, you are just reciting tasks without discussing impact of your actions.

"I was responsible for such and such." Great. What did that do? How did it impact the firm that you work for?

Even if you work in a job that you consider "low level," there is a way that you can use numbers to your advantage. For example (I'm going to use a call center example, not because I think it's low level, but it's one that you can clearly understand), in a call center, there is a mean, for which people handle calls, right? Let's say the mean is that you handle 5 calls an hour and you handle 8, what you are able to talk about is that, over time, you handle 60% more calls than the average call center worker does a good firm. That gets peoples' attention. "60% more calls!"

You are responsible for a group of 27 that is responsible for (I'll use technology as an example), design, development and implementation of a system that helps generate $47 million for your firm. They notice that! It replaced a 12-year-old legacy system that clearly become obsolete and, in developing that system, we took advantage of… You get where I'm going with us? You layout what the story is and the result that you got. Otherwise, you're presenting yourself as a drone.

I am responsible for this. I do that. On and on and on… I am a task monkey. If you want to be seen as a task monkey, just talk about the task and not the result that the task delivered.

Yes, managers are impressed by it, but only if you can deliver the goods afterwards.

My answer the question is simple. Yes, included it. Don't avoid it. Unless of course you are making it up.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Creating a Template for Cover Letters | JobSearchRadio.com


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/09/11/creating-a-template-for-cover-letters-jobsearchradio-com/

A simple format for your cover letters that will save you time and help get results.

Summary

Here, I’ve got one of my 15-minute job search tips that’s quick to implement and it's going to save you a lot of time going forward. It's the notion of setting up templates for your cover.

Now, I want to be clear, when I speak about a cover letter, I’m not talking about a separate attachment in your email. I’m talking about the body of the email that you are going to send with your resume to whatever situation you looking at. So, there are two basic formats. One is when you're applying to something that you found online.

Sentence number 1. I’m forwarding my resume to you based upon an ad that I saw on (fill in the blank) where you are looking for (fill in the blank). You are going to skip some spaces and then go down further and I’m going to tell you what you are going to use with the spaces in the second. I look forward to hearing from you about the next step in scheduling an interview. Have a great day.

What you are going to put in the middle when you see the ad is a list of the skills in the left column and how long and how recently you’ve worked with them. Let me just backup for a second.

After the first paragraph. “I saw your what you were requiring for the position. The following table will summarize my experience with the requirements of the job.” And then you’re going to you and the paragraph.

In the left column, you are going to put down the required skills and in the right column, how long and how recently you worked with it. If you haven't used one of those skills, just eliminate it. Don’t mention it.

Version number 2. “I’m forwarding my resume to you because I was referred to you by so-and-so. So-and-so mentioned (you go by first name this time) that you are trying to hire someone for such and such position. The rest is exactly the same.

So, set up these templates. It won't take long to do. Set them up in Word and when you need them, just copy them into the body of an email that you send or set them up as a signature file in Outlook and send them in that way.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

 

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Do Firms Actually Care About Descriptive Keywords on a Resume? | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1291 Words like “managed” or “assessed” or “oversaw.” Do these matter to them?

Summary

The question is, "Do firms actually care about descriptive keywords on a resume?" You know, words like "managed," or "assessed," or "oversaw?" Words like that. Descriptive keywords.

"I listen to this question. My first reaction is, "What planet are you on? Of course it matters to them."

And you haven't managed before, this is not a descriptive keyword. What it is is a function that you need to demonstrate experience having done. It is bizarre to me that people actually think that this is a keyword and that it doesn't represent a function, a task that you, as an employee, need to have experience performing in order to be qualified for role.

So, cut the crap. I give you no BS jobs search and you are thinking that these are just "suggestions," that if you do whatever you want someone is going to hire you… That may be true but you will stroke a lot of relationships with a lot of people who will ask themselves, "What is wrong with this person??? We are very clear about what we are looking for and this person is a Purdue chicken plucker!" You may laugh, but I've gotten those resumes for software engineering positions where they have no computer science background and what their experience is plucking feathers from chickens… And they think they are qualified. No! They want to do the job but they are not qualified.

I understand that you want to do the job and thus are demeaning the language that is in the job description and calling it a "descriptive keyword." What it is is a function that you need to have experience with in order to be considered and qualified for the role.

When they use the word, "requirements" or "qualifications" over a specific section of the job description, that is no joke! You need to have that experience. Otherwise, you are a spammer! Got it? You are a spammer!

Don't screw around with this stuff. If you want to be considered for a particular job, have the experience that they are looking for. Otherwise, all you are doing is wasting time.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Two Ways to Brand Yourself | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers two ways to brand yourself as a superior candidate in your resume.

Summary

There are 2 thoughts that came to mind this morning. The 1st 1 is you know how you sometimes get these awards, sometimes it was in school. If you are less experienced person; sometimes is a corporate award. The issue of listing the award isn't that you got the award or that you're putting the award on your resume. The problem is that there is no context for the award.

For example, if you received a scholarship, if you received the award while you were in school and said something to the effect of, "sole recipient of the Such and Such Award,. 4100 individuals submitted their qualifications. I was the sole recipient of the award." That gives people the context for how special it was. For the corporate award, if you talk about what you did to receive the award and if you know how many others were put up for that award and that they chose you (for you are 1 of 5 recipients), they give you a real opportunity to stand out in the reader' s mind. Otherwise, they don't know what they are reading their or its import and how you competed to get this award.

Do that sort of a technique in order to stand out.

Lastly, if you are doing temp work, if you are doing consulting, and you want to brand yourself and your resume, don't put the name of the temp agency there. If no one is ever heard of it. I don't care if it is a big local temp agency or consulting firm, look at the brand of the client that you work that during this assignment. That may be the bigger brand that's going to get more recognition.

For example, if you work for (I'm just making up this name) Big Temp Agency and you are at Coca-Cola as a client, which one do you think you should put on the resume? Answer. Coca-Cola. Then, in the body underneath Coca-Cola, you indicate you are a consultant at Coca-Cola for such and such agency.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-

JobSearchTV.com
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person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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Stupid Resume Mistakes: The Resume That Is Too Long | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1255 I discuss one of the stupid resume mistakes too many job hunters make – – the resume that is too long.

Summary

Let's look today atanother one of those stupid resume mistakes job hunters make. that mistake-- the resume that is way long.
Resumes get way too long for two reasons. Number one is you're an old guy like me. You may be just someone who's been in their career for way too long and you're putting everything you've ever done in your resume. Now, I'll give myself as an example.
I'm in my mid 60s. I started in my field in 1972. Now, I imagine for a second I started putting stuff in from 1972 that when I was a beginner recruiter. Do you think anyone really cares? Even the searches were different. And I spent a lot of time in technology, too. Do you think anyone cares that I did searches for Autocoder professionals in 1972? Of course, not. You've got your version of that, too, and no one cares about stuff that you did when Richard Nixon was President of the United States. So that's one reason it gets to long.
Another reason is you've been a consultant or a temp and you put every assignment that you've ever done from the beginning of all time to today and you think people are going to hire you based upon stuff that you did 15 or 20 years ago. It doesn't work that way,does it? When was the last time you got an invitation for an assignment based upon stuff you did 20 years ago?
So you can start dropping this stuff off your resume. You can mention it in passing. For example, for someone like me who' was in search for as long asI was in search, you know, you can start putting things like "Prior experience was with . . . Where I did . . . " then,you list the names of the firms where you did and you describe briefly, one sentence, two tops, what you did back in The Stone Ages. The Stone Ages are exactly that – –primitive experience that you had early in your career that no one cares about inany detail and, if they do, they'll raise it as a subject.But if someone wants to interview you for stuff that you did 40 years ago, why would you want that job anyway?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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There are many mistakes people make with their resume. This is the big one–the #1 mistake people make with their resumes.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com and NoBSCoachingAdvice.com. I'm a career and leadership coach who works with people throughout the United States and sometimes beyond to help them find work more quickly, be more successful in their searches, be more successful with their new firms.
I thought I would talk with you today about the biggest mistake I see people make with their resumes. Now, I don't do recruiting anymore. I did it for more than 40 years so I've got that perspective from that and I see it reinforced time and again now that I do coaching.
So, here's what people do. They write one resume.
One resume.
And they don't think of their audience when they submit that resume.
So it's okay to have that generic resume for use on job boards. But if you're applying for a position, applying means that you've got an idea as to what this firm is looking for. Maybe you've seen an ad and you are applying. You've got to stop yourself right away and not just flip that resume to a firm like it's a burger at a fast food restaurant. You know, like you're just tossing that same resume over and over again? Because the result winds up being you're not getting the results that you want. It's not working. You need to tailor your resume to demonstrate that you fit the job.
So, what I'm going to encourage you to do is, if you applying for a position,you need to stop yourself from just submitting the same generic resume to them and, pause for a second and say, if an eight-year-old was reading this resume, could they see that I fit this job?" And if they can't, you've got to rewrite it by adding some things into it, maybe removing some others, to call attention to your experience.
Now., I'm going to pause for one second becauseI know some of you are going to say, " I can just put it in the cover letter." No you can't.
The reason for that is if you put it in the cover letter or in a cover email, people go to the resume and they look for some congruence with what you've written there. And if they don't see it, they think of this as being a minor part of your work and they're considering a major part of your responsibilities.
You see the disconnect there?They want someone who really knows it and, if it's not in the resume, they don't believe you know it. They think it's like an adjunct. So, you've got to get it into the resume. It can be as simple as one or two sentences added in and, maybe, you take one or two sentences out. This will help you get better results.
Now, again, if you're posting a resume on a job board, it should be a keyword rich generic resume that really speaks to a lot. But if you're applying for a job, you know what they're looking for. If you've been referred by someone, you know what they're looking for and you have to make damn sure that your resume shows that you fit or else you are wasting your time and there's. And you are not going to get the interview that you want.
So, I hope you find this helpful. If you're interested in my coaching you, connect with me on LinkedIn at linkedin.com /in/TheBigGameHunter. Mention that you saw this. I'd love to help you and I just like the idea that. I know that I'm helping, you know, you're telling me that this had an effect on you and, once we're connected, you can message me that you're interested in coaching .Coaching takes a lot of different forms and involves doing one-on-one work by video or phone I prefer video. to be able to work with one another. It can involve doing critiques of your resume and Linkedin profile. It can involve preparing you for interviews and coaching you through the process and that can be a standard interview or case interview. It can be helping you with a negotiation, preparing me for a second is a whole host of things that I do in order to help you get through the system effectively.
So have a great day. Take care.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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One Page Resumes or Longer Resumes | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1232 Here’s my thinking.

Summary

I was speaking with a professional resume writer today who is going to appear on my podcast, “Job Search Radio” and the subject of resume length came up in our conversation. She is a big proponent of the one-page resume and her position is that, in her format, where she's got a two column resume, that (#1) is what the document should only one page and that (#2) is your address and such should be on the bottom.

Here’s my thinking. I’m not a big fan of this concept. I’m supposed to see a copy of her template later today. I may change my mind. If so, I will do another video on this, but my belief about resumes is, frankly, the resume should be as long as it needs to be. I'm not looking at a 10 page resume; they never need to be that long. After all, who needs to know what you did back in the Stone Ages?

What you need to think about is “what's going to make case for your candidacy with this employer? What's going to demonstrate that experience and that you faced a particular problem, the actions that you took, the results that you achieved and some measure of what the impact was of your work period” so problem-action-result-measurement / metrics. Something that demonstrates your work is of value to your organization in terms of money saved / money earned or comparing you with others to show that you are an extraordinary employee. Other than that, the length is irrelevant.

I do want to encourage the more relevant stuff to be on the top of page 1 or early on page 1 because, frankly, most people or never going to get further than page down one and maybe page down two. That's it. If they ever print that out, which is a minor miracle that happens, they are not going to see it.

The “however” is, if they are interviewing you, they are going to scroll your resume, looking for additional value and, as such, yes, they may find something more than two-page downs along the way. However, you need to keep the relevant data as early on page 1 as you possibly can for a couple of reasons. Number one is employers skim resumes. Recruiters skim resumes. You want them to be able to find the relevant information quickly on page 1.

Number two. Applicant tracking systems. Often, they try to figure out relevance by how early in the document you demonstrate the experience. So, if it's on page 3 , they think it's antique information, so you always want to get up is early on page one as possible to avoid rejection without human intervention by a system that's been trained to evaluate not just simply whether the skill appears in the document, but by how early it appears in the document in order to determine relevance.

At the end of the day, length isn’t that important. Demonstrating the fit really is. Demonstrating that you are qualified really is. That involves, as I've been saying, it may involve a longer resume. It certainly involves tailored resumes, not just simply sending the same generic resume over and over again to every job you apply for as though that one resumes is going to get you in the door. After all, has that been working for you guy? Sister, are you getting results? Probably not.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.