Resume, what’s Its Purpose?’ is about the purpose of a resume or the resume’s objective.
To gain a better understanding of this course and the problem I’m solving for you, please consider the following:
Every individual of working age is good at doing something and so are you! Most likely you would better perform a job where your skills, abilities, experience, and interest are fully being utilized.
On the other hand, employers desperately need: motivated, productive and high-morale employees but, still struggle with improving employee productivity and morale.
To further complicate matters, those who teach or assist others to develop resumes; educators, interviewers, human resource representatives, career coaches, guidance counselors, job trainers, etc., struggle to match candidates to compatible jobs where the employee is productive and enjoys their job.
Most people have never considered the resume’s objective. They just copy a sample resume from a booklet, use a template from a job search site. Others create their resume often guessing what information to include but never questioning why! In reality, a resume only information sent in electronic format, posted online or on a piece of paper. But, it has a purpose! With the right information, it can alter your life and provide an enjoyable and financially rewarding career.
Simply put, resumes are often misunderstood. There is too much ‘mis-information’ and myths about resumes available. This course provides the solution for you and the employer.
Resume, what’s Its Purpose?’ is the fourth course in a course titled ‘The Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment’: a course that introduces a revolutionary ‘learning model’ to make you aware of your own development and the hodgepodge of unique and motivated skills, abilities, interest, experience, and passion that only you possess. But more importantly, ‘how to’ match your uniqueness to compatible and enjoyable jobs; without using traditional approaches; and resulting in significant increases of morale and productivity for you and your employer.
The goal of ‘Resume, what’s Its Purpose?’ is to ‘shift your thinking’ about yourself and resumes by using information gathered from exercises taken in the first three courses that identifies your unique skills, abilities, experience, interest, and passion; and now covers: resume objective, resume content and rationale, words not to use, what you cannot see in a resume, resume myths, and much more to produce your winning resume.
Eugene Hodge introduces himself and welcomes you to the ‘Hodgepodge Formula Workshop’ to get the jobs you want. Gene demonstrates how one should describe their background. Upon completion you will know his background and be able to introduce yourself, describe past jobs, and responsibilities in a similar way.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize how learning occurs and its importance to your introduction and resume.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize: the formula, the hodgepodge of skills and abilities you possess, your uniqueness, and content for your resume to get enjoyable jobs.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize the purpose of what a resume and avoid critical mistakes most people make with their resume.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize the content of a resume and its importance; and be able to develop your resume to get enjoyable jobs at the right level, and pay.
Upon completion you will be able to understand the importance of your objective. You will be able to speak it your objective and write it in your resume to get enjoyable jobs at the right level, and pay.
Upon completion you will be able to recognize why certain words should not to use in a job search and in your resume.
Upon completion you will know the magic ‘word’ to use and be able to develop your resume to get the right position(s), at the right level, at the right pay.
A training consultant, person of color, futurist, entrepreneur, author, radio talk show host, military veteran, motivational speaker, and owner/president of Hi-Tech Training Associates and Hodgepodge Training Inc. Gene brings over 20 years experience in training, information systems, computer technologies and career transition to his endeavors.
Gene specializes in improving: staff development, workplace literacy, cultural diversity, employer productivity, and employee morale.
Gene gained his experience while working at CIGNA Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Pitney Bowes World Headquarters and by providing ‘Career Transition Workshops’ for out-placement firms: Right Management Associates, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Drake Beam Morin.
From those experiences, Gene developed a unique training ‘process’ that focuses on integrating work-related tasks with an individual’s unique hodgepodge of skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passion, which when combined with computer technology, met the needs of both the individual and the employer.
Gene has implemented his own ‘Job Transition Training Program’ at the University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Gateway Community-Technical College, and Housatonic Community-Technical College. It has also been implemented at Connecticut Department of Labor and Regional Workforce Development Boards, enabling over 2000 individuals to gain enjoyable employment.
Gene most recently, taught computer and job-seeking skills to seniors, veterans, and unemployed individuals for St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Technical Education Centers (PTEC), Transitioning Professionals, and Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital.
Gene earned an A.S. Degree in Data Processing from Springfield Technical Institute, a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, and his Teacher Certificate from Westfield State College. He is also certified to teach computer technology courses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida.