If you are one of the 15.5Million who claimed unemployment last week or simply just one of the 5Million others who are unemployed you more than likely still using a resume to represent your value as an employee. I am here to tell you that a resume is no longer enough.
The market is oversaturated with highly qualified candidates. Last week there were 15.5 million people who collected unemployment with 1Million of those individuals being first time recipients. At the same time the number of new job opportunities has slowed.
The code has been cracked and everyone is writing their resumes to be discovered by keyword search programs. The days of finding a right fit candidate by only using keyword search technologies are over. Now, everyone is aware of how to rig their resumes to ping the word search engines and most resumes are structured around being search engine ready.
The part of WHO a job seeker is or what type of person that they are is absent. With so much of a resume needing to be written to match a job requisition and keyword search, it leaves little room to identify who a job candidate is from a one-page document of job history. This forces recruiters to search social media and other professional sites and postings to gain an idea of who the job candidate is to make sure they are actually a right-fit candidate.
WHO you are matters more than just what you have done. When a recruiter is looking for a right-fit candidate they are usually considering the team that they are hiring into, first. If the team just went through a stressful event they will be looking for someone who is an up-beat morale booster. If the team needs more structure, they will be looking for someone who drops the hammer. Identifying who you are and what value you are bringing to the role matters now more than ever.
Presenting yourself in a visual world and in a virtual way matters. You need to create a short video that showcases who you are in business and what value you bring to the roles that you are applying for and link this to your resume and post it on your social media sites. We are now in 2020 where the entire world has undergone a technology revolution as one. Every industry is conducting business in a digital way and your job seeking efforts should match this, too. Let future employers see that you can represent yourself in a virtual world, in a virtual way.
If you are hesitant or do not know what to say look at My Resume Reel™ they have done the hard work for you. They have a course that is less than a half hour long. It helps you:
1) Review your resume for the right content.
2) Has a professional resume template for you to use if yours is old and outdated.
3) Walks you through a process that helps you identify what your unique value is in business and “why you” are the right fit candidate for the roles that you are seeking.
4) It teaches you exactly what to say in your video in under 60 seconds.
5) Then, there are tips and tricks on how to record, edit and post your video for optimal visibility.
The world is changing fast in a very technological way. Stand out from the other candidates by showing you are evolving with the tech boom, too. Use this virtual world to say who you are in business and what value you bring to the table by using your own voice. You and WHO you are matters.
To take the course, click on https://myresumereel.learnworlds.com.
“Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, MOM!
Today I took that frustrating “Mom” moment and made a Mickey Mouse Waffle, plus 6 more.
This morning was one of those times when I was in the thick of a creative moment where all my thoughts and ideas were just flowing! The ideas were morphing into impactful content and I was just in that super focused space when a tiny little 4-year old voice became louder and more persistent to gain my attention.
At first, I was frustrated because when I am in my creative space I prefer to not be interrupted so that I can give 100% of my time and energy to my work. Instead of responding out of emotion, I paused for a moment and asked her to share what it was that she needed at this very moment.
Her response was this. “Mommy you need to make Mickey Mouse Waffles with me because no one makes them like you, mommy.”
I paused for a moment to think about what I was doing, what needed to be done and do I have the time to do this at the moment.
I responded that we could make waffles together in 15 minutes and took advantage of the opportunity to teach her, at a 4-year old level, about not interrupting and the importance of myself having time to work.
I then returned to my thoughts, outlined the process of where I wanted the article to head and I showed up in 15 minutes to make waffles with her.
Making Mickey Mouse waffles became more than just pausing my day to make breakfast with Roo. It was an unexpected moment that brought my family together. The teens came out of their lairs at the smell of cooking food and my toddlers rose to the occasion to decorate their Mickey Mouse waffle with sprinkles.
The biggest challenge that I face in working from home with 7 active kiddos is managing interruptions and preserving my creative thought flow. The best solution that I have found is to schedule a time to do what they are asking, reinforce the need for respected time to work and following through on my promise.