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05/21/15
Other Documents.
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 1:48 pm

We led a seminar discussion that resulted from the
thoughts of Don Street about addressing the process of
reviewing our public relations documents
.  Don relates
that (1) first we must convert the “uninterested (or uninvested)
reader” to an “interested reader”.

Then we need to (2) convince that interested reader that
we have the insights, background and hard skills
to be
successful not only in the interview, but also in the position.

The seminar discussed these after reviewing “what counts”
factors and expectations for positions in different career paths. 

SCREENING WITH TRADITIONAL DOCUMENTS
It is common knowledge that most corporate and government
employers use applicant tracking system software or
grade submitted applications packages.  Thus, targeted
resumes using specific key words
are important to convert
the uninterested to interested reader.  Much the same
occurs in academia using CVs and cover letter to introduce
yourself to the review committee.

NEW AGE SCREENING WITH LINKEDIN
Recruiters now also strategically use your Linkedin
profile to predominantly screen potential candidates, but
also interrogate an in depth profile on you.  Part of
push-pull marketing that we should perform.

OTHER DOCUMENTS
We then reviewed some “other ” documents that may
enhance your candidacy, including, corporate career path,
-  linkedin profile
-  list of projects
-  accomplishment summary (research, for example)
-  field research (business development, for example)
-  synopsis of patent, copyright, review article
-  summary of industry insights

For academic career paths, “other” documents include
-   teaching philosophy
-   research proposals (preparation helped by having research
idea notebook)
-           note also Heilmeier commandments
-   start up funding and equipment list
-   course description and syllabus
-   “five slides” document (prepared for screening interviews)
-   management philosophy
-   registration in ResearchGate

Government positions “other” documents include
-   Master resume in USAJobs.gov
-   targeted resumes with keywords throgh USAJobs.gov
-   DD-214 military record
-   SF-50
look also at federalgovernmentjobs.us/forms.html
USAJobs.gov/search/advancedsearch
where you are asked about KSAs knowledge, skills and
abilities.

2 Responses to “Other Documents.”

  1. site admin Says:


    Some tips for making resumes friendly to Applicant
    Tracking systems are offered by Lisa Rangel

    An example of a business professional with 17+ years
    experience is offered.
  2. site admin Says:


    Pam Skillings adds:
    1. No headers or footers
    2. Use working in job description for content that you
    match as skills and experience
    3. Include specific keywords indicating skills, responsibilities,
    acronyms, organizations,
      Programs are alert to stuffing of keywords
      Keywords need to be supported
      Speak with Mentors about appropriate keywords
      Consult company website for appropriate keywords
    4. Resumes without addresses may be discarded from the
    selection process
    5. Avoid graphics, images and tables or similar formats
    6. Prefer sans-serif fonts
    7. Read uploading instructions carefully about formatting
    in .txt, .doc or .pdf.
    8. Prefer dates following employer and title

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