How to Prepare to Create a Great Resume
If you are a typical job seeker, you believe the first step in your search is to write a resume. This is wrong! The first thing you need to do is to prepare to write a resume. A resume is only one part of this search - it contains information for potential employers to select you for the interview. It does not get you the job. You must be able to strategically include the right information for the employer to identify that you are the best person they want to interview for the job you really want to do.
Before you can write a resume, you first need to prepare. This presentation covers the steps you need to do:
- Purpose of Preparing a Great Resume
- Prepare to Create a Great Resume:
- Know Where You Want to Go
- Find the Right Job
- Gather Required Information
- Determine what you want to include in the resume
- Future Steps
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Robin Schlinger has been coaching federal, civilian, and military clients and adding value to resumes since 2001. In 2006, she started her own company, Robin’s Resumes®. In addition, as a Senior Human Resources Specialist supporting senior executives at NASA since 2015, Robin has earned several awards for excellence. She has earned numerous resume writing and career coaching certifications.
Schlinger has been an active and nationally recognized contributor to numerous career organizations, including Career Directors International (CDI), National Resume Writers Association (NRWA), Georgia Career Development Association (GCDA), Career Thought Leaders, and Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC).
As the CDI Director of Awards, Schlinger oversaw the annual Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) awards for five years. She has delivered presentations on Applicant Tracking Systems and federal resumes to national, regional, and local professional, organizational, career, and student organizations for over 15 years.
Before becoming a resume writer and career coach, Robin earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She had a successful, over 20-year career contributing millions to company bottom lines by leading projects as a process, research, quality engineer, and planning analyst for Fortune 500 companies.
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