How to Write a Résumé that Speaks For Itself

Learn from a best-selling author and recruiter why your résumé should be full of ! @ # $ %, the Signs of a Great Résumé.
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

If you're frustrated applying for jobs, you've come to the right place! Find out why your résumé should be full of !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé.

Scott Vedder is a best-selling author, Fortune 100 recruiter and a pretty funny guy. He's been recognized by The White House, The Pentagon, the Society for Human Resource Management and many others as a résumé expert. Scott has developed a simple way to make your résumé speak for itself, using !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé. Each sign showcases your experience and skills and highlights your greatest achievements and contributions.

! Any part of your experience that was “amazing!”

@ Defining points, places, dates and things in your career

# Numbers that quantify and prove your past successes

$ The dollar value of your contributions

% Figures that easily show growth and results

In this in this lighthearted, interactive course, Scott shares his best résumé tips and insight from his first-hand experience as a Fortune 100 recruiter. He also tells some fun stories about applicants who stood out the wrong way on their résumés! Scott answers the most common questions about résumés so you can get an interview for the job you deserve!

Get the inside scoop on what recruiters are REALLY looking for on a résumé. Learn how to write a résumé that speaks for itself.

  • Job seekers at any stage of their career, from any background, in any field can learn to write a résumé that speaks for itself!
  • Learn from a Fortune 100 recruiter what hiring managers are REALLY looking for on a résumé.
  • Get an interview for the job you deserve!
  • Get expert insight about how to stand out from the competition.
  • Understand how to quantify and explain exactly what makes you the BEST candidate for a job.
  • Veterans learn to tell civilian recruiters "I am a P.A.T.R.I.O.T." to highlight the military values and characteristics that make you a great candidate for the civilian workplace.
  • Military spouses learn to highlight their qualifications as “Heroes at Home” and to showcase experience gained while supporting someone who has served our country.

Stop applying for jobs and start interviewing for the job of your dreams! Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, seeking a promotion or looking for a great new opportunity, the Signs of a Great Résumé can help your résumé speak for itself.

What are the requirements?

  • Have your current résumé handy so you can take notes on it during the presentation.
  • Think about parts of your experience that were unique or amazing!
  • Consider how you might quantify your achievements.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Job seekers at any stage of their career from any background in any field can learn to write a résumé that speaks for itself!
  • Learn from a Fortune 100 recruiter what hiring managers are REALLY looking for on a résumé.
  • Get an interview for the job you deserve!
  • Get expert insight about how to stand out from the competition.
  • Understand how to quantify and explain exactly what makes you the BEST candidate for a job.
  • Veterans learn to tell civilian recruiters "I am a P.A.T.R.I.O.T." to highlight the military values and characteristics that make you a great candidate for the civilian workplace.
  • Military spouses learn to highlight their qualifications as a supporter of someone who has served.

What is the target audience?

  • Job Seekers Searching for a New Opportunity
  • Professionals Seeking Promotions at Work
  • Unemployed Professionals Frustrated with Their Job Search
  • First-time Employment Seekers
  • Also Great for Military Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, Reservists and Military Spouses Seeking Civilian Employment
  • College Students and Grad School Students Seeking Internships or Permanent Job Placement
  • High School Students Seeking Summer Jobs
  • Second-Career Job Seekers Re-Entering the Workforce

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Signs of a Great Résumé Workshop
09:21

Meet Scott Vedder, a #1 best-selling author, a Fortune 100 recruiter and a pretty funny guy. (...if he does say so himself!) Learn the most deadly mistake that MOST people make on their résumés. This lecture explains some of the common issues that result in job applicants not getting interviews. The lecture also contains some fun stories about candidates that stood out for the wrong reasons on their résumés!

1 question

What's the most deadly mistake you can on your résumé?

03:51

Learn what hiring managers are REALLY looking for on a résumé! The best way to stand out to recruiters and get an interview for the job you deserve is to use the Signs of a Great Résumé. Together these symbols may look like curse words in a comic strip, but they're actually the best way to quantify and explain your work experience on a résumé.

1 question

Here's a hint... look down at your keyboard!

04:12

Understand how to quantify and explain exactly what makes you the BEST candidate for a job. Scott provides examples of great résumés that will catch a recruiter's eye. Ever wonder what recruiters are looking for on a résumé? Scott shows you how candidates are selected for interviews and why the best way to showcase your skills and achievements is to use Signs of a Great Résumé.

1 question

How often should you customize your résumé?

13:49

Learn how to make the most of your online job applications using !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé. Have you been frustrated and left wondering "How does recruiting software work?" How does your social media profile impact your ability to be considered for a great job? Do recruiters really look at Facebook and Google when you apply for a job? Find out how social media and web searches can impact almost half of all job seekers. Learn what you can do to put great information online using LinkedIn and more! Guess what the Signs of a Great LinkedIn profile are...

2 questions

How do you know which keywords to include on your résumé?

04:15

Scott answers some of the most common questions about what employers really want to see on a résumé. What does the recruiting software filter out? How can veterans explain their experience on a civilian résumé? What about military spouses? How many years of experience should I include on my résumé? Do you really need to include an objective on your résumé? Learn about all this and more!

1 question

Helping vets and military spouses understand the core values they bring to the civilian marketplace.

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Instructor Biography

Scott Vedder, Author & Recruiter Recognized by The White House

Scott Vedder is the author of Signs of a Great Résumé, the #1 best-selling résumé book on Amazon. He conducted over 5,000 interviews as a Fortune 100 recruiter and now serves as a résumé expert, guest speaker and career coach helping job seekers from all backgrounds nationwide.

Scott met with First Lady Michelle Obama and other senior government officials at the Veterans Institute in Orlando as part of his work to help veterans find meaningful employment. Scott received personal invitations to meet in the Office of the First Lady at the White House and in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon as an expert on veterans' résumés. Scott is pleased to offer his expertise to veterans, transitioning service members, reservists and military families all over the world in Signs of a Great Résumé: Veterans Edition. Scott was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama for his support of veterans and civilians alike.

Scott has taught thousands of students in résumé workshops at colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and corporate events. Scott’s book has been endorsed as “Recommended Reading” by groups including the Central Florida Employment Council and Central Florida Jobs initiative. Scott has been recognized by the Metropolitan Business Association Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resource Management and many other groups.

Scott has been featured as a career expert in nationally-syndicated newspaper columns and on international blogs from Europe to South America. He’s also been interviewed live on dozens of radio programs and television news.

Scott regularly appears for in-person engagements throughout Orlando and Tampa, Florida. Scott is also available for virtual meetings and for travel across the country.

Ask Scott why your résumé should be full of !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé:

! - Any part of your experience that was "amazing!"

@ - Defining points, places, dates and things in your career

# - Numbers that quantify and prove your past successes

$ - The dollar value of your contributions

% - Figures that easily show growth and results

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