Let’s talk about creating a crazy effective professional summary for your resume!
The first thing I want to do is to start off by saying that you do need to have a professional summary for your resume. You need to have it there - it needs to be prominent and on the top.
If you don't have a professional summary, you are basically not going to succeed in your job. Sounds controversial, but essentially this is the truth because we want to talk about what a professional summary means and what it implies by having one.
Essentially, by having a professional summary, you are making a statement about how you help solve a particular kind of problem. A crazy effective professional summary will do that, whereas ones that are less effective are saying something very general or what you're looking to have and what kind of a job you want, those are less successful as professional summaries.
To start things off, we want to talk about the essential aspect of having a professional...
People will like your profile and resume when you reverse engineer the process in 4 steps.
Proceed in the following order:
By reverse engineering this process, we arrive at a THE source of interviews and offers: a results-oriented presentation.
Even better: your results show an overlap with what the company wants.
Best: you pick ONE industry and function, so that all work you do adds up.
For every person who says they have no results, I can find them TEN to be very proud of.
How would it feel to KNOW you have an amazing resume?
Want help crafting one?
The best investors in this market keep cool heads. Now, stay the cool-headed investor in your job hunt and future results! My in-laws in Wuhan show me daily how they stay cool in the time of COVID-19 and make it work.
To succeed in your job search, the key is to not stop. Here are my mentee’s recent outreach results. She’s going for large multilateral development roles.
Be smart, but don't be frozen in your tracks by news. I was planning to meet with people for lunch this week, I’m electing to do those meetings over the phone.
Stick with your job search goals.
With the largest one-day stock market drop in history, with the malfunctioning of virus testing systems, my students are still doing the following:
—booking dozens of calls with their target firms
—getting employee referrals
—holding video interviews if not on-site
—going for offers even if there is the prospect of a deferred start.
What about you? Are you ready to re-commit to your career...
What if you told your date that you didn’t care WHO you dated. THAT YOU JUST WANTED TO DATE ANYONE. This is the message we send when we apply online and have a really broad search / cast a wide net.
Do the people in this picture really just want to “date anyone“?
They want a job that:
What is the impression you would like to deposit in the mind of a hiring manager?