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

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

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you exactly how to write a resume that gets you noticed. Check out how to build the ultimate professional resume: video tutorial and template! -------------------- FREE STUFF! -------------------- JOB SEARCH WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Steps to Find Your Dream Job 10X Faster: http://bit.ly/FindJobYouLoveWebinar-yt DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: The 10 Most Important Steps and 10 Tips for a Successful Job Search: http://bit.ly/10x10JobSearchFormula-youtube 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 WANT MORE FREE RESUME HELP? You can binge watch my resume playlist here: http://bit.ly/resumetipsplaylist -------------------- MY RECOMMENDATION 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 --------------------- Your resume has only one goal: To entice a prospective employer to speak with you! Your resume does not: serve as a vehicle to ask for what you want or relay what you’ll do if the employer hires you. Use emails, cover letters, and the job interviews to convey those messages. See the video, podcast, or transcript for greater explanation and rationale of all the following sections. 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. Check the Tips for Work and Life Blog at www.andrewlacivita.com for additional articles on resume writing.

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! -------------------- FREE DOWNLOAD: THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL RESUME TEMPLATE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate Of course there's a video too: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/build-ultimate-professional-resume-andrew-lacivita/ ---------------------------------------------- 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. There are several times available. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/aceanyjobinterviewwebinar ---------------------- FULL EPISODE ---------------------- Get mp3, summary, and quotes from this episode: http://milewalk.com/mwblog/the-number-1-reason-why-you-did-not-get-hired/ ---------------------- FOLLOW ANDREW ---------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew’s books free: https://www.milewalkacademy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlac... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alacivita 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. -------------------- 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.

6 resume mistakes that can cost you the job

Recruiters and hiring managers only spend an average of 10 seconds skimming resumes. Your resume, therefore, needs to make a good impression, and mistakes (like a careless typo or formatting issue) can really hurt your chances. To help you spot potential issues, we had an HR professional review real resumes. Here are her six resume mistakes that can cost you the job. For more career advice, visit https://careers.workopolis.com/

5 Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid

The first 100 people to use this link will get 10% off their first domain name at Hover: https://hover.com/thomasfrank Big thanks to Hover for sponsoring this video! Your resume is a key tool for impressing recruiters and landing jobs, internships, and sometimes even scholarship. Yet people often make HUGE mistakes on them - mistakes that can land their resume in the trash. Today, we'll cover five of those mistakes, and I'll share tips and examples for how you can avoid them. If you're curious, here's my resume: http://thomasjfrank.com/locker/Thomas%20Frank%201-page%20Resume.pdf You can also check out my personal website here: http://thomasjfrank.com/ My book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" is completely free, so check it out if you're interested in improving your grades! http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/ Check out our latest podcast episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp5LEbGwduA Connect with me: Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/tomfrankly Instagram ➔ https://instagram.com/tomfrankly ---------- Videos you might want to watch next: Why "Find Your Passion" is Bad Advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlosFuyuPpk How to Be More Confident Than Anyone You Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjB-JRU-_dY ---------- If you want to get even more strategies and tips on becoming a more productive, successful student, subscribe to my channel right here: http://buff.ly/1vQP5ar Background music by Broke for Free: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/ Extension for better control over playback speed (if I'm talking too fast) ➔ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-speed-controller/nffaoalbilbmmfgbnbgppjihopabppdk?hl=en ~ created by Thomas Frank

Why your Job Applications are getting ignored. | Jean-Michel Gauthier | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai

Too familiar with sending resumes and getting no response? Check this video out to see why your job applications are getting ignored and what you can do about it. Revolutionising job opportunities across the UAE, our next speaker is Jean-Michel Gauthier, the CEO of InternsME.com. He founded his first startup in 2007 and is definitely the only pharmacist ever to successfully launch the world’s fastest PC in the UAE. Jean also manages Eternal Venture’s fund which has made 3 portfolio investments within its first year of operation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you how to get your resume noticed in 5 seconds guaranteed!

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FREE STUFF!
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JOB SEARCH WEBINAR: HOW TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE: 10 Steps to Find Your Dream Job 10X Faster: http://bit.ly/FindJobYouLoveWebinar-yt

DOWNLOAD: 10X10 JOB SEARCH FORMULA: The 10 Most Important Steps and 10 Tips for a Successful Job Search: http://bit.ly/10x10JobSearchFormula-youtube

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

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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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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

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