Today’s topic is about Applicant Tracking System (ATS). So you only get one kick of the can. You only get one chance to. But today, you are not just impressing the human eye, you are also impressing the scanning machinery, otherwise known as ats. It’s a very sophisticated application that is employed by human resource functions and executive recruiters across the.
There are many different versions of it coming from different software houses and each vary very slightly, but you cannot afford to make any mistake, any mistake in writing a resume if your resume, and it will go through the ATS scanning machinery. So first impressions count. You only get one chance to make that impression.
So there, there’s very many different interpretations of what an ATS resume is. But basically, I wanna get to the nutshell here is keep it simple. Don’t have all sorts of graphics, all sorts of shading, all sorts of lines that confuses the scanning machinery. The more graphics, the more lines, the more shading you put in.
More of a less opportunity it’s going to be to come out of the other end. Never, ever, ever, ever have headers or footers. I see that when I’m giving free resume critiques. I see that so often that people have headers and footers. Here’s something that may wake you up if you’ve got headers and footers in your resume and you’re not getting any traction, not getting any interviews, because a resume doesn’t get you the job.
It gets you the interview. This is probably one of the main reasons why the scanning machinery cannot pick up the text within a header or a foot. So if you have your name and all your contact information, your email, your telephone number, your LinkedIn address within that header, a footer, the scanning machinery cannot pick it up.
So when it goes, when it comes out the other end, if it comes out the other end, nobody knows your name, your telephone number, your email, et cetera. So never ever have headers and. Shading minimum graphics. Don’t make it two or eight. I would suggest you have, if you wanted to, you can have a, what I would call a colorful, um, and graphic oriented resume, which you leave as a memorable moment.
When you leave the interview with the interviewer, it’s another memorable impression. Anybody got any comments, please feel free to ask questions as we go through. This is one, come in now. So let me just bring it up on the screen.
Aldo. Hi. Okay, so, so hi Aldo. So please have you here. So, um, so no, no headers and footers, minimum shading or graphics. Blocks of texts. I see texts that go on and on and on. This is not a book. This is a document for a quick read, a quick decision on whether you are going to be the perfect candidate. So keep big blocks of text out, keep.
Bolding keeps italics to the minimum. Yes, bolding and italics are there to highlight something, but you’re not gonna have the whole resume, the whole resume, lcv bolded that is gonna throw the scanning machinery out instantly. Plus it doesn’t look good because bearing in mind that when you write a resume, you’ve got to do it for both the scanning machine.
And humanize. So keep blocks of tech. Keep it to a minimum. No more than four lines on any block of texts. Now, this is the crucial component that many people miss out. An ATS is also a database. So if your resume goes into an executive recruiter’s database, you send it off. They’re not gonna call you straight away.
They’re gonna feed it into their scanning machine. And then when a job becomes available fitting your skillset, they will type in various keywords, buzzwords, functional skill, specific buzzwords to hopefully have your resume retrieved from the a t s. So make sure you have the particular buzzwords, the particular keywords that are pertinent to you.
So may I suggest that when you are writing a resume, you place yourself in the executive recruiter or the HR function and think about, well, Business functional specific buzzwords, are they going to type in at the other end to have your resume come out so then they can read it? So make sure you have all the corrections.
Buzzwords, keywords, functional specific buzzwords, keywords. And I’m gonna show you a resume as we exit this, Tuesdays at two. I’m gonna show you, I’m gonna run you through a resume in a couple of minutes, so make sure you have the buzzwords and the keywords, and then make sure you don’t have too many blocks of.
Keep them to the minimum. Minimum shading, minimum graphics, zero, zero absolute zero headers and footers. So now let me show you some samples of resumes I created. I had no, they hung on. I’m just gonna bring up,
So, yes, Anthony to, to answer your question, very rarely now are resumes. Sadly, I don’t like it myself. They’re read by technology, read by human beings. So be careful. Um, and then Aldo’s got a question here. Buzzwords that come from the job description should be included in the resume and the presentation letter.
Absolutely correct. So you should always, always customize a resume to that particular job you are applying for. So some of the hard skills, the buzzwords, the keywords, the function. Skills, specific buzzwords that they are looking for in the resume. And you can reprioritize them. And I’m gonna show you a resume in a minute.
And then also pull some of the soft skills. Those are your personal skills and put them in the introduction at top of page one. And then another question. This is great. So we’re getting some good questions. What font style and size do you recommend?
Does it even matter and should users target the ATS system or the individual reader? That is a great question and that is a. Very long winded answer to that, but there are many fonts that you can use that don’t use the ones with the graphic fonts, the ones with all squiggles and whatever. Keep it simple.
So Ariel Collibra. Gary Mon and a few others that are simple. Now, what size? That depends. So as I go through and you’ll see your resume in a minute, you don’t wanna highlight your address or your contact information, so keep that in a small typeface and then the larger typeface will be for areas that you want to sell and each.
Take up a different face, a different space on your, on your resume. So to me, as a resume writer, It is very real estate. All the real estate on a piece of paper is very, very important. But I also want to brand my clients as well. So never, ever, ever use new times. That is a very dated font. I say that it’s like for those who you remember, It’s like a courier was to the typewriter.
So it’s very, very dated. So hopefully that answers your question. Um, um, and if it doesn’t, then please come back with another one, Ray, but great question. So, Yeah, font building your brand is very, very important, but you have to build it within the confines of an ATS resume. So I’ve gone through what you should do, what you shouldn’t do.
So now let me show you a sample of a resume. I made this work resume anonymous, so obviously you have your name at the. And then you have your acronyms for your designations and your degrees underneath your name, not right next to your name, because in this case, if the resume was read by scanning machinery, the scanning machinery would think Jim’s name is BS.
So keep it, keep your designations and your, and your, um, your, your degrees underneath your name, not here, right next to your name, where we used to prior to having ATS. Then you would have all your contact information, so your street address. And your telephone number, your email, your LinkedIn address, make sure you customize your LinkedIn address.
Don’t have the numbers and letters after your name. And today you need to have your zoom address. So 10 digit zoom address. Then you have a line separating this contact information, and then you go into starting to sell yourself. Remember that you are selling yourself. So generically, this guy is a senior IT leader.
So what does that mean? He could be a cio, a chief information officer. He could probably be a cto. Chief Technology officer, or he could be an S V P VP of it, IT technology. I write the generic one and then the client, you, you, you would customize this section here for the particular job. So if this guy, Jim, was applying for a Chief Information Officer instead of a senior IT leader, he would put in chief information.
Officer. And then underneath that you have the four main hard skills that they are looking for in the application. So you chop and change those according to the application. So four main hard skills. So in this case it’s digital transformation, systems integration, cyber security. Cloud computing and risk management.
You can have five there, four there, whatever, but never go to two lines. Then you have your personal brand. So what is your personal brand? Your personal brand is your unique promise of value, your differentiator. What is so special about you? It’s your competitive edge, your value. So Brian has got a question here.
So let’s say ask Brian, I know Brian’s in a career transition, are some ATS easier to deal with than others, and how is the technology changing over time? For example, Talio versus Workday. Yes. Right. Brian, they’ve, they’re constant is te. They change every day. As I’ve been speaking in the last 20 minutes, 15 minutes, technology has changed dramatically.
It is tough for me and anybody else in my business and tough for job search just to keep up with the trends and what’s happening. Workday is a very new day, right? Is a very new platform. Talio, I believe, was probably one of the first. It’s pretty basic. But now they’re updating that.
So you have to be acutely aware of the different brands.
So the scanner rejects resumes based on fonts? No it doesn’t. Well, if you got a squiggly font, yes it will because it won’t read it, but keep it.
You are in marketing. I know. So you probably like package design. I know. So you probably like some very creative artsy fonts. Well, that’s not appropriate for a resume. You keep it simple. So keep to the simple ones except for times, new Roman. Never, ever, ever had New Roman. So hopefully that answers your question.
So let’s continue going through this resume here. So then, you have your personal brand, that’s your unique promise of value, your differentiator, your value add your competitive age. So let me read this guy’s personal brand and I helped. Because he engaged me, I helped my clients unlock their personal brand, wordsmith it, make it look very, very tight and very attractive.
To make the mind think, I think I need to call this guy. So, an effervescent and pioneering leader excels at creating high performance teams, focusing on transformative. And sharpening the competitive edge. And then I’ll give you another one here. He’s in sales and marketing. Combined strong business acumen with deep consumer understanding, leverages data and technology to expedite consumer relevant ideas to market and explode.
Profit. Profit. So that’s very captivating. You are in sales. This guy, even though he’s in it, he’s in sales, he’s selling himself. So you have to get in the sales mode. And it’s tough for some people, tough for people who are introverts, engineers and many people in finance. It’s tough for them to get into that sales mode, but they have to get into that sales mode.
So hopefully those answer your questions, please feel free to ask, ask any more questions. But we’ll continue going through the resume here. So then we have a four to five line block paragraph, um, section on your, on your soft skills. And that’s where then, that’s where you put sprinkle some of the soft skills they’re looking for in the application.
So if they’re looking for patience, they’re looking methodical, they’re looking for resilience, you need to put those buzzwords in because you are matching it there. So I’ll read this, um, this IT leader, idealistic and strategic, sees the big picture, rattles the status quo. Plans and executes ambitious tactics to eradicate hindrances and capture technology and operational excellence.
Leads by example, takes a calm and collected approach to empower teams, promote learning and nurture careers. Direct and open. Direct, open and honest communicator, hardened listener, and strong negotiator gets straight to the point, unravels and simplifies technology jargon for all to understand. Renowned as an instigator of action and robust business partner driving change to advance the business.
So that’s his soft skills. Now we move on to his hard skills. So this is where you need to have, this is where you play a game with yourself. Imagine your resume, your. Your CV was hidden in your computer, what business functional specific buzzwords would you type in to have your resume come out? So there we go.
I call it value added areas. You could call it core business competencies. It depends on the format I use. I use different formats and designs of resumes, but this one is value added. If you’re an executive. You need to have these three in the, in your, in your resume, executive leadership budget, and p and l if you have it or had it.
And resource management. So managing people. So these guys, you can see I put it in this format. You can have it. I don’t think I’ve got one.
Oh yes, I have. Yeah. So this one here is in column format. So columns. Okay. So you can have it in like the one I just showed you or column format, but make sure you have all those business. Functional specific buzzwords. So make sure those buzzwords are also on your LinkedIn profile. That’s very, very important.
So coming back to this person here, he’s got executive leadership, resource management, and budget, and P and L, which all leaders have or most leaders have. And then he has digital transformation, change management, and cloud computing IT strategy. Ipo O. So he’s gone through an I P O, um, and mergers and acquisitions.
S A s, business analysis, business intelligence, SD L C, software Development Lifecycle Cybersecurity, E R P, implementation, vendor management, asset management, project management, continuous improvement, performance management, agile. May have waterfall, may have scrum, resource management, outsourcing, budget, and p and l.
And then we move on to the, the nu the, the, the crux of the resume. This is your professional experience. I call it professional experience. You can call it employment history, doesn’t really matter, career history or whatever, but so many people make this mistake. You are highlighting not the company you are highlighting.
So Deemphasize the name of the company. This is a b ABC company, and emphasizes the position, bold, capitalize the position, and then you have the location, Toronto, Ontario. Then you have the dates in the right margin. Always, always have the dates in the right margin, not the left margin. That’s another ATS.
Um, point there, and then you can go into the vice president of IT operations and then you go into I put leadership scope. So in this section here, these are some of the metrics that people are looking for, particularly executive recruiters at the senior executive level and HR people for the senior executive level.
So your direct reports. Indirect reports, your CapEx budget, your opex budget, and your p and l. If you’ve got a variety of offices located you need to put that if you operate in several countries, put those countries or three different continents or whatever. And if anybody has any further questions, please feel free.
I’m here. How are you? Um, more than happy to answer any questions, not just related to, To resumes. So then we go into the legacy. So you should, you always leave your job. Most people leave the job with a leg. What? Positive legacy, you’re not gonna put a negative legacy there. So you need, you, you need to have a legacy.
So this guy, his legacy is playing the pivotal role, transforming the culture from traditional IT led mindset to a forward think. Competitive, agile and forward facing services organization. So that tells me a lot about that guy just in those two lines. So that’s in bold, italics, and depending on the design, I change it.
And then we go into the nut, nuts and bolts of your resume. So I don’t call myself a resume writer anymore. I call myself a storyteller. When I first started writing my resume, it’s little, it’s hard to believe. It’s 31 years ago, I used to have responsibilities. The only responsibilities now I’m interested in are what I’ve just covered.
The leadership and your budgets, etc. The rest of it is now performance. I’m interested in your projects, your, and your achievements and challenges built around an acronym called star. So the situation. Action results, situation, task, action results. So I call myself a star story writer. I write every one of my clients is a star.
Recruiters are looking, generally looking for one and a half star stories per year. So for the last 10 to 12 years, don’t go back anymore than say 15 years. But if you had an outstanding accomplishment before 15, after 15 years, then you can put that, but you need to start summarizing.
Because you never, ever, ever go beyond three pages, keep it to two pages or three pages. Don’t do two and a half, two and a third, two and a quarter. You either fill two pages or you fill three pages. Everybody has enough to fill everybody I work with in my audience, my clientele has enough to fill three pages.
So that’s where wordsmithing comes in. That is very, very important. So we continue going down, we go onto all his star stories, and then we go to page three, always put the page number, but not, not a header. Not a header that has to be in a regular type place.
And then we go to his, um, education at the bottom there. And, you can put education, you can put memberships and associations. Here again, you are selling them. The degree, not the university. So don’t boldly capitalize, emphasize the, the, the, the university or the college or whatever you are selling.
The, your, your degree. This is your resume, not the university’s resume or your employers. So hopefully that is, it takes a long time. Don’t think you can do it, you can write a resume, um, overnight. It doesn’t. The more effort you put into it, the more time you put into it, the better it’s going to be for you.
So a resume takes a long time. Be very diligent. And then, or of course, send it round to people. Get it proofread, have a look at it, and then customize it. Customize it to each one with those, with the, with those, um, those buzzwords, those keywords, industry. Skill specific, level specific because C level clients have different skill sets to middle management and junior management.
How would you break down four progressively roles within a company
So what I do is I do the overall dates for the particular company. So in this case, I haven’t got an example here, but we’ll do the overall dates here. And then I would put, um, hold the following 4, 3, 2 or whatever, progressively responsible positions underneath here before I go into the first position here.
And then I would go into the position here and I would put, take the bold off and I would put the years. I’m only interested in the years. I’m not really interested in the months. There, there are certain, um, it resumes lower, lower, um, Programmers and engineers and whatever they, you would put, um, you know, you would put months, but not in a, in an executive resume.
And then you would do, you would, you would do, you would go through the same position and then you would go through to the next position. You would go through to the next position. So, yeah, that’s the way I write my resumes for people who’ve been in their, um, position for a long time.
Where are we? Um, Now we’ve got another question here, although I think I answered it. What should be the maximum number of pages three? Don’t go any more than three. There are some exceptions to the rule, you know, then it becomes more the cv. But, traditional CV for scientists, chemists. Doctors, all sorts of physician surgeons, all sorts of different people.
So don’t have more than three pages. You go to four pages, you are going to kill yourself. Um, and then, um, Then let’s go to number one, Patrick Bothwell. Volunteer positions after education. Yeah. Volunteer work is very, very crucial. So volunteer work is, what does that show me? It shows that you’re willing to give your time.
It’s also a learning exercise and. It’s a great networking opportunity. I’ve had several clients who found their next job by meeting somebody who was working with them at a hospital or another, um, another, um, place where they volunteered. Now let me qualify that. If it’s political, if it’s religious, try and keep that out because sadly, Sadly, we are not.
Still, we still pick on people because of their, um, their political persuasions or their religion. We shouldn’t do it, but we do. So be very careful and I’m really not interested in if you were a coach for your kids for two years, hockey or football or whatever. Um, but keep it, to keep it to something of substance.
I’m not saying that’s not a substance, but keep it to something and if it’s relevant to your particular industry. Yes. That’s great. So, hopefully those have been beneficial to you.
So if you are in the industry, excuse me. If you are in, say for instance, an industry where you are in accounting or something, and you are, the CPA Association in Canada have you volunteered to be the treasurer of the cpa. You need to put that because what does that tell me? That tells me that your peers.
Your peers have voted you into an executive position as well. So make sure you put that in your resume as well. So a volunteer position is very, very important. What fonts? 11 points for a resume. Danielle, I was talking about that earlier on. It depends on your resume. I try to vary, but there’s, there’s about 22 different fonts that I use, but I don’t use those squiggly fonts.
Use ones that are easy to be read to the human eye and the scanning machinery. And yes, it doesn’t, there’s sometimes 11 point in one is a different size, believe it or not, to 11 point in another. So that’s where you have to play with fonts, but don’t, don’t have multiple fonts in a resume. Keep it to one maximum.
Two, but preferably one. So choose your font and make sure that font is used in your cover letter. It’s all part of branding. Use the same heading, use the same font because it’s all part of your brand. Hopefully that, that, that helps. Danielle, when in the interview, is it correct not to answer a question of your current job that you judge Confidential?
That depends on your country. That depends. There’s so many variables there. It depends on your country. It depends on, um, how deep they’re trying to. You are in a confidential environment when you enter the interview, so you should be prepared to talk about your current company. What are you hiding?
There’s a lot of questions here. As an ex detective, we’ll think, well, what is this guy hiding? Why is he hiding his current employer? Because we’re in a confidential environment. I’m a great believer in showing it on your LinkedIn and showing it because you are telling them. You can’t really hide your current company or your position.
Hopefully that’s helped it. Okay. So bullet points for, for volunteer roles? Yes, here in Canada. So although I would put it, be honest. Be open. We’re in an open, honest society. There’s probably more negative. Connotations to positive feelings. If you are in a confidential environment, I need to see you lay it all out on the table because otherwise I will think, hmm, there’s something not quite right about it here.
Yeah, sure. So, um, let me see if I can pick one out from this one here. Um,
Okay, so bear with me one second. I’m gonna read this out. So the situation was a task to build a global operating model based on following the. Operating model as the company acquired several entities in the Asia Pacific and Japan and in brackets APJ region. Next one situation. That’s a situation, the task planned and integration of products and culturally diverse teams with an emphasis on streamlining operations.
Increasing efficiency, decreasing expenses, upskilling employees, and shifting work to lower labor cost regions is outsourcing Southeast Asia for an example. The next one, action. Conquer cultural diversity and work ethic and blended teams from three diverse entities. Into one global group supporting 157 countries.
The result established innovative employee learning plans to advance skills. Provide career growth and reduce labor costs in North America while increasing capability overseas. Now, it’s very, very important that you have statistics as well. So dollar value if you are in North America. If you are in Europe, Euro value.
If you’re British, you need to have great British pounds. If you’re in Australia, you need to have dollars, and then you need to have placenta. So the more. Metrics you have in your resume, the better it’s gonna be. If you work for a public company, you’re at liberty most of the time to talk about your, your, the, the statistics, so, you know, and acronyms like, um, this one here.
Challenged to prepare for an initial public offering and in brackets i p O. And then for the rest of the resume, you use i p O and reviewed expenses, increased iita to optimize value. So you need to think about all your accomplishments and if you can put metrics in there, that’s really good. Um, so let me have another one.
And Danielle’s got a great question here, so Yes, it does. Thank you. Oh, yes, the header has to be the same. In the cover letter I was not doing that, I was just sending the cover letter with Dear Hiring manager and then the letter, so I have to put my header. Well, not the header that’s in Word, the format header, but yeah, put the header on.
And also don’t just hire a hiring manager. See if you can find the name of the hiring manager. So what you need to do is call the reception in the HR function at the. Potential employer and tell ’em you are applying as a receptionist or in the HR function, tell ’em you’re applying for this particular job.
May I have the name of the person who’s hiring for this particular appointment? So, I was told to put my favorite color on my name or highlight my name in that color. You can put color, but there again, it’s like bolding and italics. Don’t go over the top. You can put a little bit of color, but don’t just.
Color, color, color. Bold, bold, bold. Italic, italic, italics. Keep it simple. Keep it plain, easy to read for both the ATS and the scanning machinery. So hopefully that helps you, Danielle. And we have another question. Danielle. Wow, you’re coming with some good, good, good questions here. Wow, I’ve never done a star.
Thank you. Well, you are a star. So think of all you are gonna be hired for your accomplishments. You are not going to be hired. For your responsibilities. This is a crucial, crucial element that people let themselves down. You. I’m not gonna hire you for your responsibilities. I know what responsibilities are.
They’re pretty, they’re, they’re open. I mean, after writing resumes for 31 years, I know all our responsibilities for every single function, every single level, every single industry. I’m interested in you. The candidate is making me money, saving me money streamlining operations, eliminating headcount, introducing new systems, processes, using Scrum, waterfall, agile, all, all sorts of different things.
How do you use it? You know, how did you transfer from outsourcing from Canada to Southeast Asia? So, what did you say? What did you say? A million dollars, 2 million or whatever. So you need to, um, you need to find that out. So yes, I do try and find the hiring manager’s name. Thank you. And then another one is I have a light teal blue a little, a little bit.
That’s fine to me. A light teal blue is a little bit cold. I maybe use a bit more of a more robust, heated or hot color. But, if that’s part of your brand, then that’s fine too. So hopefully I’ve helped quite a few people here. If you’ve got any other questions, I can stay on for a few more.
But I will show you another resume, another format. So this is a, um, senior turnaround, um, and, finance leader. And then there’s some of his hard skills underneath that. Here’s his personal brand, which navigates companies and stakeholders through periods of growth and contract. With strong business acumen and leads with emotional intelligence.
Then we’ve got his soft skills here. And then we got all these hard skills. We got, this one’s a slightly different resume, but we got the three. Is it three or two accomplishments, and you chop and change those and then reverse the chronology of your work experience. So really a resume.
It’s gonna take you hours. Hours to create. But make sure I, just to go back to this, I wanna reiterate this. Make sure you have all the acronyms designations underneath your name, not right next to your name, because if the, in this case, the scanning machine, you will think your name is mba. B com. C P A cA cirP.
So make sure you have all your designations right next to, or underneath, sorry, your name and all your, um, your addresses. So people and your, um, and your, your contacts. Cause I want, if I was a recruiter, I wanna pick up the phone. I wanna give you a call straight away. So make sure you have the correct phone number.
People have their old phone numbers on their resume and they wonder why they’re not getting a call. How. Silly is that, that’s crazy. So I can, I can write a book on this. So it’s unbelievable. Um, so well, lemme hear, what are your thoughts on pronouns or title presentation? I would just leave it, um, as your name, forget about Dr.
Or Mr. Or Mrs. Or Ms or whatever. Leave it as yours, your name on your, on your, on your resume. And then, um, Andre. If we as a team saved a couple of million for the company, how would you, would, how would I write it? Support cor co. Yes, so support co supported the corporate treasury in saving 2 million. And then, so that’s, that’s this, that’s, that’s the situation being a bit more than that.
And then you go into the task. There’s a lot of stuff that goes into building to save 2 million. You can’t do that overnight. So there’s a process that’s a, that’s a task and the action. Um, anybody. You’re welcome, Patrick. More than happy. If anybody wants a free, no obligation resume critique, send it to me.
You can send it to me either on LinkedIn or you can send it to my email address and I’m more than happy to give you 30 minutes of my time, but I say it as it is, it may be brutal, but you only get one kick of the can here. So you get one chance. One chance to impress. If you’ve got a non ATS resume and you’ve got a resume that’s outdated, got the wrong phone number on all sorts of different things, many things come into play here.
You are not gonna get a call. Or you might, but it is going to be fewer calls and you might be in a career transition for a very long time. So, Danielle, um, Scott one here. Yes, I am a star. Of course you are. Everybody’s a star. You need to think about it, you need to get your motivation up. It can be. Frustrating going through a job search.
Yes, I need to put more on my accomplishments. But do you do it for every bullet point? Yeah. So every bullet point you need is a, is a part of the star story. So you need to have, um, some, star stories, forget about your responsibilities. As I told you earlier on, except for a few that I mentioned earlier on, I was told that the first job, five, seven bullet points, all the ones before your job.
Two to three bullet points. That depends. I don’t know how long your career history is, so I can’t really answer that. But they’re gonna concentrate psychology and, people, the decision makers are gonna concentrate on your latter part, your current job or your most recent job, and maybe the two or three before, so the last 10 or fif maximum 15 years, and then you can really scale it back.
So hopefully that’s given to everybody. Good information there. As I say, I’m more than happy to give you 30 minutes. I’m more, I will go through it from top to bottom. Email it to me, send it to me on LinkedIn. If you are an executive, I’m more than happy to connect with you on LinkedIn. I’m running out of spaces on LinkedIn cuz I’m hitting my 30,000, but you can follow me on LinkedIn and I put a different topic about career management every day, about seven o’clock in the morning.
And then there’s other blogs that I’ve written over a period of time going on and I’m. Every Tuesday, I am more than happy to help you. And then I’m here on Friday and Monday to talk, career tips for a crazy world. A one minute, a one minute quick career tip. Where are we here? So another one here from Danielle.
I also do not have my address on. Of course, I have my email and mobile and LinkedIn have your address on there, although your town at least, city and province or state or co county or whatever. So hopefully that’s got your, um, you’ve learned a lot. I am more than happy to give you my time.
Go through it from top to bottom. It’s been a pleasure. Another one, Danielle, or Danielle, you’re keeping me busy today. Thank you for this great video chat. More than happy to go on. I’m starting to do some courses, preparing some courses, and they will be, um, on various aspects, personal branding, resume, CV writing and whatever, and they will be, 2, 3, 4 week courses.
Little bit of payment there, but you will get a lot of value. Remember, the ROI on managing your career is huge, so you need to manage your career the day you find your next job. Today is the start of my next job search. Career management is 24/7, 365. Those people who manage their careers will land a lot faster.
If they are put into a career transition, they will earn more money and they will retire earlier. So hopefully that’s a, that’s a tease for many of you. Anybody got any other, oh, Andre here. Can the title be positioned above the, yes, you can do it either way, but make sure you bold the title, not the company.
You’re not selling the company. This is not your company’s resume. This is your resume. So it’s a personal document. So same with your LinkedIn. Don’t get your company to put all their logos behind your portrait picture on LinkedIn. It’s your profile, not the company’s.
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