This week, I was an invited guest of Paul Paris and Karla Porter for The Ex-Recruiter Prime-time Extreme Candidate Makeover Show. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-ex-recruiter/2010/01/12/the-ex-recruiter Because I have been unemployed for a year, I felt the need to gain traction, and positive focus. Job-seekers are asked to send both their resumé and LinkedIn profiles for professional critique and review. An expert panel assembled of Resume writers, Career Coaches begin to analyze, and make recommendations. Lessons to be learned included: Karen Siwak believes we should all tell a story,and make sure you pass the So What? test and add value. Janice Worthington wants us to learn our ABCs A:What do you want? B:What do you know how to do? C: Prove you have done it! Jeremy Worthington reminds us to make the top 25%of your resumé count, and to use keywords from job descriptions. August Cohen says to “bring sexy back” to the resumé, and to brand yourself. Karla Porter says to “Dazzle them from the start” and to network with successful people who can give you leads. In this economic climate, we can all use some positive nudging. So many great minds, and fantastic advice all in one evening. It was a very humbling experience to be a guest. Some great feedback from listeners came in and the takeaways are priceless. My hope is that other job-seekers benefited from the great forum and the advice given. Paul’s show is a fantastic launching pad to highlight great people and to aid in returning to the workforce. Please continue to tune in, and support the highlighted job-seekers. I wish the show great success.
I am already working with some of the great professionals listed here! Can not wait to see what develops.. Filled with Optimism! 2010 will be a great year.
Ready to go!