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2014-10-11

Your resume really stinks!
Pay me or I will sent it everywhere!


Many people would laugh at such an anonymous message.  But many people may know or suspect that they do have problems with their resume.  Yet the resume is often the first important document you provide in search of a job.  Can you be confident going forward feeling what you submitted was less than what was required or expected?  Can you be successful not feeling confident about resume or yourself?

We see people who won't let us see their resume yet they mail the resume to every job they can find!
Do you want to turn things around?

Bring your resume and let's look at what can be done to enhance your chances.
95% to 98% of all resumes are considered "junk or unqualified" over easily prevented things.
Are you ready to work to get into the 2% to 5% of all applicants who are actually considered?

Below are some things to think about.  Some are good.  Some are bad.
Let's see about getting all the good stuff and dropping out the mistakes.

  1. Are you showing "your stuff" in the appropriate area of your resume?
  2. Are you presenting the information in the preferred sequence for recruiters?
  3. Are your employment dates perfectly flush with the right margin?
  4. Do you have your current/past employers and job titles listed in a preferred manner?
  5. Have you listed your current/past employers in alphabetical order for easy finding?
  6. Are you reflecting all the requirements of the position you're actually applying to?
  7. As an experienced worker did you provided a detailed Objectives Statement?
  8. As an experienced worker did you list enough references to satisfy the company's needs?
  9. Have you discussed in depth all of your past job duties and requirements?
  10. Have you done your intelligence gathering and understand the reason why the need someone?
  11. Have you networked to leave resumes there or is your resume just one of the many submitted?
  12. Have you identified your accomplishments for use on your resume and during interviews?
  13. Have you insured your resume includes the keywords they are needing to see?
  14. Have you included creative artwork on your resume?
  15. Is your resume structured in a random manner to show your imaginative and creative talents?
  16. Have you spelled your name consistently within the resume and cover letter?
  17. Does your cover letter include the name of the company you are applying to vs. another one?
  18. Have you included your graduation dates to document pending eligibility for Social Security?
  19. Has anyone outside your family critique your resume for clarity and correct messaging?
  20. Has any hiring manager from another company reviewed your resume and given feedback?
  21. Is your resume appealing to look at from a distance and up close?  Would you want to read it?

Time, Place, Maps and Directions to the Room

       TIME:

Second Saturday – October 11, 2014
9:00 AM (sharp) to Noon
 
PLACE:
Hope Church - Room 224 - 8500 Walnut Grove - Cordova, TN
See DIRECTIONS TO THE ROOM below.

MAPS:
        Map to Hope Church: http://HopePres.com/

    
DIRECTIONS TO THE ROOM:
·  Use the parking lot in the southwest area of the Church facing Walnut Grove in the 
     vicinity of Entrance 1 (area facing Walnut Grove and near the Power Lines)
·  Enter the Church using the doors on the RIGHT side of Entrance 1 (see illustration below)
·  Upon entry make two quick RIGHT turns where you will see stairs to the second floor
·  At the top of the stairs, turn RIGHT and go through the double doors.  Enter the first
    door on your RIGHT.  Walk down the hallway.  Room 224 is the second door on your LEFT.




MAP from Entrance 1 East Doors to Room 224 on 2nd Floor.

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     Image Credit: Floor Plan - Hope Church and Mike Zurkammer