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Discussion on importance of resumes at Job Search meeting

Published: July 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Hudson Job Search will present Diana Miller discussing "Is The Resume Dead?" at the July 7 meeting.

The short answer is no, resumes aren't dead, but they're evolving, as they always have. If somebody wants to succeed in today's hiring environment, it's important to make sure their resume reflects the field in which they plan to work and that they have created a social media support system to present their story to potential employers.

Regardless of the style of resume they ultimately create, the same basic rules apply: work still needs to stand out, creation needs to be the best, people still need to focus on the story they're telling and the order in which they tell the story, the employer needs to know how they are, it needs the right marketing approach and they need to demonstrate their abilities and present the information the employer is seeking in a logical and easy to understand format. The applicant needs to start planning their message: what is the goal of their resume and how will they accomplish that? Who is their audience? What are they expecting? How would they like to view the resume?

The workshop will help job applicants develop a value-based resume that gets results.

What people have said about this workshop:

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"I just found a new opportunity. I did take your advise on the resume and my LinkedIn profile and they worked."

"Diana's feedback with revising my resume, I believe, got me in the door with a company that was a good match and who subsequently hired me."

Miller is a nationally recognized career management consultant, job club architect and job campaign strategist, committed to getting job seekers over job search hurdles and helping communities thrive in challenging times. She is an executive career strategist, small business success coach, the founder/executive director of the Community Job Club Inc., a non-profit career management organization and team leader/senior consultant for Ricklin-Echikson Associates, Inc.

Miller has consulted with government agencies including the US Department of Labor and the White House Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership Office, and supported community leaders involved in the establishment of community based job clubs.

As an executive career strategist and resume writer, Miller specializes in managing job search campaigns for business executives, entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals to clarify their vision, eliminate roadblocks, implement action plans and achieve success.

Hudson Job Search meets the first and third Monday evenings of every month at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St. The meetings are free and open to the public, with sign-in at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 330-653-5322 or go to www.hudsonjob


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