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WHO IS THIS GUY & WHY


SHOULD I LISTEN?
I help people create relationships in business and life
that enhances their work life performance

BUSINESS CONSULTANT
PROFESSIONAL CAREER/LIFE COACH
CERTIFIED LAW OF ATTRACTION
PRACTITIONER
AUTHOR OF 3 BOOKS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

It takes a hiring manager an


average of 15 seconds to decide if
you are a viable candidate

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

PRIMARY HIRING
AUTHORITY QUESTIONS
WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT DO YOU DO?
HOW CAN YOU HELP ME
SOLVE MY PROBLEM

We understand the struggle.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

YOUR RESUME
IS YOUR
AMBASSADOR
TIPS THAT HELP
YOU MAKE A
FIRST IMPRESSION

"Your resume should speak strongly


about your skills before you do."
Begin your resume with a strong objective statement.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A sharp, crisp resume describes


your skills and experience relevant to
the position, with proper grammar and
punctuationand especially no typos.

APPLICANTS
OBJECTIVE OR
MISSION
STATEMENT
"A broadly stated objective that can apply
to multiple industries may indicate a lack
of interest or clarity of an applicant's
career interests."

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

WHO ARE YOU?

RESUME1
SEEKINGAWEBDESIGNPOSITIONWHICHUTILIZESMULTIPLE
SKILLSSETS,PROVIDESACONSISTENTCHALLENGE,AND
OFFERSTHEPOTENTIALOFSUSTAINEDPERSONALAND
PROFESSIONALGROWTH

RESUME2
HIGHLYCREATIVEANDMULTITALENTEDUSEREXPERIENCE
DESIGNERWITHEXTENSIVEEXPERIENCEININTERACTIONAND
TRANSACTIONALDESIGN.ACCUSTOMEDTOPERFORMINGIN
DEADLINEDRIVENENVIRONMENTSWITHANEMPHASISON
MEETINGBOTHTHEBUSINESSREQUIREMENTSANDUSER
OBJECTIVES

COMPANY.COM

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

WHO ARE YOU?

HOW TO SUM IT UP

A GRAPHIC DESIGNER WITH OVER SEVEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE


IN WEB DESIGN, MOBILE, AND SOFTWARE. A DETAILED PROBLEM
SOLVER THAT COMPLETES COMPLEX USER PROBLEMS UTILIZING
CUTTING EDGE DESIGN AND EFFECTIVE UX PRINCIPALS
AVOID CLICHES LIKE GO-GETTER, SUCCESS DRIVEN, FAST
LEARNER

COMPANY.COM

HOW OBJECTIVE STATEMENTS CAN FAIL

NOT
SELF
SOLUTION
TOO
ORIENTED SPECIFIC SERVING
Fail to address the primary

Can pigeon holed into one

Make sound like it's

concerns of the hiring

aspect of your skillset

addressing your needs and

manager or job

not the solutions for the


company

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

WHAT DO YOU DO?

SKILLS VS QUALIFICATIONS

DO YOU HAVE THE


SKILLS?
Are they relevant, up to date, and proficient?

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

WHAT DO YOU DO?

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS


ECQ1LeadingChange
Creative,Innovation,ExternalAwareness,Resilience,Flexibility,StrategicThinking
ECQ2LeadingPeople
ConflictManagement,Developingothers,Diversity,Teambuilding
ECQ3ResultsDriven
Accountability,CustomerRelations,Decisiveness,ProblemSolving
ECQ4BusinessAcumen
Financial,HumanCapitalManagement,TechnologyManagement
ECQ5BuildingCoalitions
Partnering,PoliticalSavvy,Influencing&Negotiating

EXPLAINING
PREVIOUS
ROLES
Only put information that matter.
What was your title?
What did you do?
What did you accomplish?

EXPLAINING PREVIOUS ROLES


Makesureaccomplishmentsaremeaningfulandmake
sensetopotentialemployers
Example1:Awardedthe"StellarLeader"awardsixquartersinarow
Example2:Awardedthe"StellarLeader"awardsixquartersinaroleforleading
projectsthatweredeliveredunderbudgetandontime.
SHOW:Numbers,percentages,time,costorbudget
ACTION!UseActionverbswhendescribingresponsiblitiesandaccomplishments
Directedandledateamof12develops,designers,andwriterstocompleteamulti
jurisdictionalprojectinvolvingtwoteamsinIndiaandCanada
Deliveredprojectontimeandunderbudgetwitha98%successrate
Developedandimplementedanewhandoffprocessthateliminatederrorsby80%

EDUCATION
&
ACHIEVEMENTS
What have you done lately?....

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