How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume: Video Tutorial and Template

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Job Interview Tip: The Number 1 Reason Why You Don't Get Hired

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses a big Job Search Mistake: The Number 1 Reason Why You Don't Get Hired! -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get the Interview Intervention Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook while supplies last! The $29 book is FREE. I bought it for you. I'm also adding in the $27 digital experience. I only ask that you pay $7 so my friends at the warehouse can pick it, pack it, and ship it. I'll send it anywhere in the world for $7! Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention ---------------------------------------------- FREE JOB INTERVIEW WEBINAR ---------------------------------------------- 3 Keys to Ace Any Job Interview. It comes with great instruction an awesome giveaway when you attend. It’s an eBook titled Ace Your Job Interview: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions. http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- Have you wondered why you didn’t get hired even though you were perfect for the job? Mistake Alert Most people think they get hired because of their qualifications. In doing so, they expend so much energy in the interview focusing on their experience before they know which parts of their experience and qualifications the employer is most interested in. At this point, you must be thinking whaaaaaa? The Obvious You are in a job interview of some kind. The employer, through its action of spending time to speak with you, thinks you’re qualified—on paper. The Not-So-Obvious You actually get a job interview because of your qualifications. You get the job for three reasons, none of which are your qualifications. Why Do You Get the Job? Based on my observation from thousands of interviews between my clients (the hiring companies) and job candidates (prospective employees), I've concluded a candidate's attainment of the job is largely contingent on three often-undetectable success factors: • The candidate's ability to effectively articulate his or her qualifications and potential contributions (encoding) • The interviewer's ability to accurately interpret the candidate's qualifications (decoding) • The interviewer's capacity to remember the candidate (memory) It all comes down to your ability to communicate how your qualifications match what the employer needs. The 3-Step Fix 1. Keep the three reasons why you get hired in mind. Awareness and consciousness (of these issues) is key to success. Of course, general consciousness is too. ☺ 2. When asked an interview question, don’t rush to share your awesomeness unless you know which part of your awesomeness the interviewer and employer needs to know. (That is, it doesn’t matter if you’re fantastic. You need to connect the dots for the employer how your fabulousness matches what it needs!) Sometimes the job interviewer’s question is specific and he or she identifies clearly what’s needed. Other times, the interviewer is vague. Make sure to look before you leap. 3. Ask a clarifying question (if need be) to zone in on exactly what information the interviewer needs to know to determine whether you are a great fit. This is especially helpful in the wake of the dreaded and horribly ineffective, “Please tell me about yourself,” question. (See Bonus Section for more.) -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. #milewalkacademy #jobinterview #interviewintervention #careercoach #careercoaching

The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you exactly how to write the 4 sentence cover letter that gets you the job interview! Grab the FREE template here: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter For much more FREE content, see the https://www.milewalkacademy.com/ -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get the Interview Intervention Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook while supplies last! The $29 book is FREE. I bought it for you. I'm also adding in the $27 digital experience. I only ask that you pay $7 so my friends at the warehouse can pick it, pack it, and ship it. I'll send it anywhere in the world for $7! Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- FREE DOWNLOADS -------------------- DOWNLOAD: THE 4 SENTENCE COVER LETTER HERE: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter DOWNLOAD: THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL RESUME TEMPLATE HERE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate -------------------- WANT MORE AWESOME COVER LETTERS? -------------------- HOW TO APPLY WHEN THERE IS NO JOB OPENING: 7 SENTENCE COVER LETTER: https://youtu.be/O4LcD3VjlfU BOSS HUNTING COVER LETTERS: https://youtu.be/tIzfFliaPYA -------------------- NOT GETTING YOUR RESUME NOTICED VIA THE ATS? -------------------- I recommend my resume format followed by using JOBSCAN. Get it FREE here: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY: -------------------- Modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer. There are essentially three ways this occurs: 1. Cover Letter 2. Email (with attached resume) 3. Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Your “cover letter” has three goals: 1. Explain why you’ve contacted the employer. 2. Provide insight on who you are and what you offer. 3. Show enthusiasm and interest in hearing (back) from the employer. You can accomplish these three goals in four sentences, which I discuss in the video. You can also grab the free download to see the exact format! If you have haven’t seen How To Build the Ultimate Professional Resume, check it out because some of the cover letter content references your resume. Get that RESUME TEMPLATE HERE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with award-winning author, executive recruiter, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 100 Careers and HR Blog. He includes these 7-20 minute multicast shows filmed with no teleprompter in one take as part of his blog and podcast. #milewalkacademy #coverletter #resume #jobinterview #jobsearch #careercoach #careercoaching #interviewintervention

How to Get Your Resume Noticed by Employers in 5 Seconds Guaranteed

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you how to get your resume noticed in 5 seconds guaranteed! -------------------- MORE FREE RESUME COACHING! -------------------- FREE RESUME WEBINAR: 3 Secrets to Get Your Resume Noticed: Keys to Put Your Resume on Top of the Pile: http://bit.ly/getresumenoticedwebinar FREE RESUME TEMPLATE DOWNLOADS WITH INSTRUCTIONS PROFESSIONAL FORMAT: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate COLLEGIATE FORMAT: http://bit.ly/ultimatecollegiateresumetemplate NEED MORE FREE RESUME HELP? You can binge watch my resume playlist here: http://bit.ly/resumetipsplaylist -------------------- MY RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR RESUME TO BEAT THE ATS -------------------- After you prepare your resume, head to JOBSCAN with this link: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- How long? 6 Seconds!? Don’t believe me? I’m sharing my personal experience (more on this in a minute), but a number of job sites such as The Ladders (check out their eye-tracking story on how recruiters review resumes) indicate their survey says employers review your resume in six seconds. Ouch. How do you review the resume? Click. Open. Big Thunderbolt Mac Screen! Eye-Glance 1: Name please! My eyes go right for the top center. I want to see your name. Just your name and geography. Eye-Glance 2: Then I look at the entire top half of the first of page of your resume—all at once. Eye-Glance 3: Then I scramble down the left column of the first page. I’m looking for the companies you worked for. I’m much more interested in which companies you worked for than the positions you held. Eye-Glance 4: Then I look at the entire second page all at once. This entire eye-glancing escapade takes me no longer than six seconds. How do you decide to keep reviewing the resume? Now, I need to decide whether to delete the resume or whether to review it. I stress the word review because anyone who has time to read your entire resume has too much time on his or her hands. Want to know what I’m looking for? What’s the 5-second magic pill?! Why did you open this post? It was one of two reasons. You either know and love me and thought omigawd, Andy has another amazing post and I just have to watch (listen or read). Otherwise, you had no clue who I was, but saw the headline telling you some dude promises you resume glory in five seconds. I’m guessing the latter. Regardless of your reason, you need to interrupt the recruiter’s mind-numbing review process by giving her something she’ll love—right away. It’ll be your analogous “headline.” She wants to know you’ll bring value to her organization. The easiest way to do this is by encapsulating who you are professionally—in aggregate—and also highlighting your (likely three most) valuable contributions. I suggest doing this in a Career Profile section at the very top followed immediately by a Career Highlights section immediately underneath. I’ve already given you the exact formula and language in How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume (http://milewalk.com/mwblog/build-ultimate-professional-resume-andrew-lacivita/). I’ve also given you the templates whether you need a professional or collegiate resume. Get your ultimate professional resume template with instruction here: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate Get your ultimate collegiate resume template with instruction here: http://bit.ly/ultimatecollegiateresumetemplate #milewalkacademy #resume #careercoach #careercoaching #interviewintervention #jobscan

Tell Me About Yourself: Best Way to Respond

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he discusses tell me about yourself: best way to respond! For much more FREE content, see the https://www.milewalkacademy.com/ -------------------- TODAY'S TOPIC: TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF: BEST WAY TO RESPOND -------------------- The video is filled with great insight into the "tell me about yourself" question, why it's terrible, how you should avoid the biggest tripwire in the job interview and, of course, 3 fantastic techniques you can use to nail your response to please "tell me about yourself!" -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get the Interview Intervention Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook while supplies last! The $29 book is FREE. I bought it for you. I'm also adding in the $27 digital experience. I only ask that you pay $7 so my friends at the warehouse can pick it, pack it, and ship it. I'll send it anywhere in the world for $7! Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- FREE STUFF! -------------------- GRAB MY KILLER DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT STEPS AND 10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH: http://bit.ly/10x10JobSearchFormula-youtube JOB SEARCH WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: http://bit.ly/FindJobYouLoveWebinar-yt ATTENDEES GET MY FREE EBOOK ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions! JOB INTERVIEW WEBINAR: 3 KEYS TO ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar ATTENDEES GET MY FREE EBOOK ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW: Master the Best Answers to the 14 Most Effective Job Interview Questions! RESUME WEBINAR: 3 SECRETS TO GET YOUR RESUME NOTICED: http://bit.ly/getresumenoticedwebinar ATTENDEES GET MY FREE RESUME TEMPLATE + CONTENT BUILDER! -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- SEE FULL WEBISODE -------------------- Check out Tell Me About Yourself: Best Way to Respond on my Tips for Work and Life Blog with the video, podcast, full transcript, and more!: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/tell-me-about-yourself-best-way-to-respond -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- OTHER SOURCES IN THE WORLD -------------------- I'm happy to share other people's work on the tell me about yourself question. This is not an endorsement of their techniques, but simply alternate viewpoints. https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/interview-tell-me-about-yourself https://www.themuse.com/advice/a-simple-formula-for-answering-tell-me-about-yourself #milewalkacademy #jobinterview #interviewintervention #careercoach #careercoaching #jobsearch #tellmeaboutyourself

How to Write a Great Resume in 60 Minutes (Includes sample templates)

I'm going to teach you how to write a resume from scratch using templates. In this resume writing video, you will learn how to write your own resume and avoid the high cost of a resume writer. I have some sample resume templates you can download fro free that will help you with the process, but don't just copy the template. You can also download my resume writing worksheet to help you prepare all of the information you will need to write your resume. I'll give you a step by step approach to writing your resume using sample resume templates you can download from my personal Google drive. Writing a resume with example templates is very easy when you have someone show you how to do it. See resume template download links below: There are 5 easy steps I’m going to walk you through to writing your resume with templates. STEP 1 – Resume Heading STEP 2 – Objective statement STEP 3 – Skills Summary STEP 4 – Work Experience STEP 5 – Education & Professional Training The first thing you want to do when writing your resume from scratch is to create an inventory of everything you have done in your career. This could be work experience, places you’ve worked, college, education, research, skills, accomplishments, references, training, seminars, published works, inventions, association memberships, honors, awards, volunteerism, etc., even personal hobbies. Anything and everything. Use this resume planning worksheet as a guide to help you collect and inventory of all your skills and experiences. Avoid looking at a resume template you found on the Internet and trying to cobble all of your life’s experiences to fit. The best way to write your resume is to take your time and write down everything I mentioned above and organize it into a resume worksheet. This way you’ll have everything all in one place and then you can systematically read through this article while transforming your worksheet into a first class resume. And I’ll be here with you every step of the way. DOWNLOAD the Resume Writing Worksheet http://www.jobinterviewtools.com/resume-writing-worksheet/ DOWNLOAD MICROSOFT WORD TEMPLATES http://www.jobinterviewtools.com/30-minute-resume/ DOWNLOAD MY NEW BOOK, FIX YOUR RESUME IN 15 MINUTES http://www.jobinterviewtools.com/fix-your-resume-in-15-minutes/ DOWNLOAD THE RESUME MASTERPIECE - RESUME WRITING GUIDE http://www.jobinterviewtools.com/resume/

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you exactly how to write a resume that gets you noticed in how to build the ultimate professional resume: video tutorial and template!

For more FREE content, see https://www.milewalkacademy.com/

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GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE!
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Get the Interview Intervention Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook while supplies last! The $29 book is FREE. I bought it for you. I'm also adding in the $27 digital experience. I only ask that you pay $7 so my friends at the warehouse can pick it, pack it, and ship it. I'll send it anywhere in the world for $7!

Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention

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MORE FREE RESUME COACHING!
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FREE RESUME WEBINAR: 3 Secrets to Get Your Resume Noticed: Keys to Put Your Resume on Top of the Pile: http://bit.ly/getresumenoticedwebinar

FREE RESUME TEMPLATE DOWNLOADS WITH INSTRUCTIONS
PROFESSIONAL FORMAT: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate
COLLEGIATE FORMAT: http://bit.ly/ultimatecollegiateresumetemplate

NEED MORE FREE RESUME HELP?
You can binge watch my resume playlist here: http://bit.ly/resumetipsplaylist

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MY RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR RESUME TO BEAT THE ATS
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After you prepare your resume, head to JOBSCAN with this link: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita

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JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP
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Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created?

Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast!

5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more:

- Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers)
- Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile)
- Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies)
- Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques)
- Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve)

Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp

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CONNECT WITH ANDREW
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Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog
Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita
Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita
iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046

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SUMMARY
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Your resume has only one goal: To entice a prospective employer to speak with you!

Contact Information

-Name: Use first and last name only.
-Address: Street Number, City, State, and Zip Code.
-Phone: Use your cell with a professional voicemail greeting. Do not use your home number with the kids yelling or dogs barking in the background.
-Email: Use a personal and polished email with your name (johnsmith@gmail.com). Do not use nondescript formats (ilovebirds@gmail.com).

Career Profile

In this section, include one or two very short paragraphs, which identify:

-Who you are
-What you’ve accomplished
-Summary of proficient skills

Don’t include what you want because you want to get them excited!

In the video and podcast, I provided two dissimilar examples of how to aggregate your careers (including a sales professional and hostess examples for illustrative diversity).

Career Highlights

In this section, include three to four significant accomplishments.

You’ll hit home runs if you focus on the three key areas companies care about:

-Generating revenue
-Saving costs
-Optimizing their infrastructure and processes to operate more effectively

In the video and podcast, I provided additional examples.

Work Experience

In this section, outline the following information. The video and podcast have substantially more insight to the rationale and details.

-List work history in reverse chronological order (never organize by functions performed across companies).
-Place company name on left side with one sentence description of company immediately underneath.
-Indent titles/roles underneath company and description with one or two sentences to aggregate accomplishments at the position.
-Detail accomplishments and responsibilities within each position.

Education

List your school(s), city, state, and date of degree or anticipated completion date.

Extracurricular and Volunteer Activities

Identify any relevant participation, activities, and experience.

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