Review Your Own Resume! Pass ATS Scanner & Human Tests
What you'll learn
- Learn the differences, and similarities, of what computer resume scanners and humans look for
- Identify resume content considerations that will pass both software and human criteria
- Identify resume format choices that will fit the expectations of both software and human criteria
- Apply the learning to multiple practice/sample resumes - and your own - through example critiques and the "improved"/rewritten resumes
- No requirements or prereq's - just interest in improving your resume (or learning how to critique them for improvement)
Does Your Resume Pass the Resume Scanner AND Human Tests?
Nowadays resume scanning software (ATS = applicant tracking systems / software) are the first "gatekeeper" your resume will have to pass before a human will ever lay eyes on it.
Unlike many instructors, I've actually been a professional Resume Writer for 15+ years, with 1000+ clients, easily. I want to share my "Insider's Insights" with job seekers just like you in this, and all my courses!
This class goes over this, and more... I'm going to teach you how to REVIEW YOUR OWN RESUME, to evaluate whether any resume will likely "pass the tests", in depth, with a series of sample resumes to review and critique.
To start, I'll walk you through step by step
Next, I let you try reviewing some sample resume on your own to practice
Followed by my commentary to check your assessments
To wrap up, I provide 5 additional resumes you can use to practice with Resume Checklist & Scorecard provided to guide you
PDF versions of resources of lots of key aspects of this video course are also provided
Section 1: Software Scanners vs. Humans: what do they look for - what's different, what's the same (+ a bit about 'graphic design style' resumes & templates - should you, or should you not use these?)
Section 2: Sample Resume #1 - I'll walk you through a Sample Resume Review, step by step, then, guide you to practice yourself in two ways:
1) Common Questions/Issues and
You'll also see the "AFTER" version of this resume, the rewrite that incorporates the feedback!
(as a Bonus, the pdf versions are included here as well!)
Section 3: Your Turn! Samples Resume #2 - Review & Compare you will
First review yourself,
Then I'll evaluate it in depth, so you can compare what you noticed with what I see and would recommend.
There is also an "AFTER / Improved" version shown with suggestions incorporated here, too.
Section 4: Keep Practicing! Evaluate 5 more sample resumes, from different industries, and job types. (see below for timestamps for each resume/type)
You'll do this on your own, without my input - but, I provide you with some resources to guide you:
1) a Resume Review Checklist &
2) a Resume Scorecard to 'grade' each resume
By the end, the goal (the "Class Project" is that you feel confident in reviewing YOUR RESUME and evaluating what you can do to improve your chances of 1st getting through the resume scanning software, so you are selected to then have a real live person look at your resume and ultimately, we hope, invite you in for an interview!
This is a deep dive of my free course "Does Your Resume Pass the 10-30 Scan Test"
-- Written Version: Sample #1 Resume Review (the Overview/Common Questions version and the Format version) pdf
-- Resume Critique Checklist pdf
-- Resume Critique Scorecard pdf
-- Video clips from my FREE class: Do You Really NEED a Resume Writer? (or Can You Just Do It Yourself?)
Join the class to access it all!
5 PRACTICE SAMPLE RESUMES TO REVIEW - Timestamps & Types:
In Section 4
00:40 - Marketing & Sales Sample - IT / Software
04:03 Office Manager / Executive Assistant - Finance & Banking
06:25 Operations / Engineering - Food Industry
10:22 Retail / Management / Marketing
Who this course is for:
- Anyone - I've learned that it doesn't matter what career level someone is, many people could learn more about what constitutes a good resume. This course covers basics and well as more in depth considerations
Shannon Terry, unlike many course instructors on these topics, is and has been a Resume Writer and Interview Skills Coach for 15+ years with background facilitating in person workshops, presentations and trainings in these areas and others.
Her approach is personable and professional, with a casual, conversational delivery style. Her classes feel more like a 1-1 coaching session than a formal, stiff class or presentation, which consistently earned high ratings from participants.
She gained her expertise in all things job search through experience:
--working in two college career centers,
--within a national temp agency
--and contracting for an executive search and resume writing firm before launching her own writing/coaching business.
Her nationwide clientele have included folks from entry level to mid-late career from most industries, though recently she is specializing in educators/trainers & HR clients that match her own background & expertise.
No Hype. No False Promises. Just a Real Writer who delivers REAL RESULTS.
Resume Confidence is named by her clients, who always state how working with Shannon has helped them get clear on their skills, achievements, and value, and thus increased their overall confidence, in themselves, and their job search.
Get Clear. Get Confident. Get the Job. - "Reclaim YOUR job search mojo!"
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