Resume Checklist & Scorecard
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? Is it Effective? Competitive?
Will it win you an INTERVIEW? (that's the purpose of a resume after all!)
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!
You will learn 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 using the "Resume Scorecard & Checklist" materials provided.
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 (remember to do this for YOUR RESUME, too!)
Written versions (as PDF docs) of many of the 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 & Scorecard to 'grade' each resume
2) a SAMPLE 'scored' resume using the Checklist
3) 5 Sample Resumes to practice scoring/critiquing
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 it, and thus, your chances of getting invited for an interview!
Written Version: Sample #1 Resume Review (the Overview/Common Questions version and the Format version) pdf
Resume Critique Checklist & Scorecard PDF
Take the QUIZ: Can You "DIY" Your Resume - or Should You Hire a Pro?
What to Expect: Resume Writing Services at 3 Price Points
Join the class to access it all!
5 PRACTICE SAMPLE RESUMES TO REVIEW - Timestamps are included at the beginning of that video
Marketing & Sales Sample - IT / Software
Office Manager / Executive Assistant - Finance & Banking
Operations / Engineering - Food Industry
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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