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Career Connections: Six Insider Strategies for a Powerful Resume

  • 15 Jan 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 1

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Are you looking to develop professionally, make a career change, or find a new position? Metro DC ATD’s Career Connections Webinars can help you connect virtually to share ideas, tips, and support. Each session also focuses on specific career development topic. Our topic for January is “Six Insider Strategies for a Powerful Resume” with guest speaker, certified professional resume writer Phaedra Brotherton, CPRW, JCTC, CDF.

Advice on how to create the perfect resume is everywhere, making it hard to figure out which way is the right way. The thing to remember about today’s effective and powerful resumes are that they are so much more than just a description of what you do and what you’ve done in the past: Today’s resumes are written to the future--meaning that they are strategic marketing documents written to focus on the unique value you offer and to position you for that ideal next career move.

This webinar focuses on six powerful strategies to help you create a targeted, powerful resume that lands you interviews for your best-fit and ideal next job. The webinar will cover:

  • What recruiters and HR professionals really want to see in resumes
  • Determining a clear job target
  • Developing a summary that communicates your value clearly and quickly
  • Choosing the best resume format for you
  • Creating strong accomplishment statements
  • Passing the computer screen -- ATS and customization
  • Design and formatting tips for effective resumes
  • The value of the resume development process in preparing you for the job search

Phaedra Brotherton, CPRW, JCTC, CDF, partners with private sector mid-career and executive professionals to develop career strategies and effective resumes, bios, LinkedIn profiles, and other materials to help them meet their job search and career goals.

A certified professional resume writer, Phaedra holds the industry standard certification for resume writers (CPRW) and is also a certified job and career transition coach (JCTC). In addition, she has completed in-depth training in as a career development facilitator (CDF) from the National Career Development Association.

Phaedra is very familiar with the HR and Learning and development professionals, having more than 18-years experience creating content for and working with human resource and talent development professionals, as a staff member for both the national offices for the SHRM--the Society for Human Resource Management-- as well as ATD--the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD. Phaedra’s positions with ATD included serving as Manager of the Career Development Community of Practice, as well as Infoline editor and senior writer/editor for T+D Magazine.

You are welcome to submit questions in advance on this topic prior to the Webinar. Please send your questions to Pam Marshall at cop_career_dev@dcatd.org.


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