CSN Session – 05/11/20

Recording – https://www.dropbox.com/s/yxgakh10t80ap8k/CSN%20-%2005-11-20.mp4?dl=0

On YouTube (unlisted) –  https://youtu.be/p7E1GTRHLgA

This week’s Topic: Resumes, Gotta love ’em because recruiters do. The Good, Bad & Ugly of Resumes

Good Name & Phone, Email Two Phones # because of bad cell service
Employers for the past 10-15 yrs (months not important)

Bullet points because they are easier to read, put some Accomplishments (numbers)

Focus on the Accomplishments, not just responsibilities

Keywords across your entire resume

Your resume needs to be focused to the job you are applying for, not Cat Wrestler & CEO Pharmaceutical

Upload resume – plain, standard font, not all fancy-fied
Handout resume – look good, easy to read, maybe a little dressed up

You have to have a business card (the back of it may have areas of expertise)

Depending on the industry, showcase the employer vs the title


Think beyond Word & Excel regarding technology (Slack, Zoom, MS Teams, Google Suite, Evernote, WidgetHammer)

Talk about MS Office Skills, not just MS Office

If you don’t have new skills, go get ‘em

College, most recent, (no years)

Bad – no references upon request
Minimize the use of jargon that no one understands

Ugly –  Misspelled your name or the previous employer’s name

Typos, your glamour shot picture

Don’t say, “I am the wonkiest worker, who will work really hard.”

This week’s Interview question: What are your strong points?

Be concise in the answer.

Prepare to answer the question with
“The things I consider my strong points are…”
“The people I serve say my strong points are…”

Share examples of how one of your strong points created business value.

Be careful taking notes so much that you miss out on eye-eye contact.

Practice, read the Job description and be prepared to share your strong points regarding the job

Practice on Zoom & Record what you are doing

What are you doing this week to move your self forward in your career journey?
Read good content online, staying aware of your industry & roles

DP – three positions to apply for Identified companies who use remote workers, networking into those companies

Getting into Zoom conversations

Keep learning & keep helping others

Watch this Video – Never Miss an Opportunity to Connect on LinkedIn

Your target companies &/or individuals – share in chatbox, in what role.
Be prepared next week to share with others what companies and people you are trying to connect with.
You never know, someone in the session may know someone you need to connect with and get into a conversation with.

Volvo HR

This week’s challenge – Say hello to 10 people you have not talked with who are in the sandbox you want to play in.

Next week topics:

  • What are you doing to prepare for your next interview?
  • What are your weak points?

Reminder, join us on Wednesdays with Randy Wooden – Noon – 1pm – Register here – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hahMBznjQkqJcfizG4zdvw

Find more virtual meetings for job seekers here – https://ncwiseman.com/2020/04/virtual-meeting-list/

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.