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Kick-Ass Resume Writing: The Applicant To Hired Masterclass

teacher avatar Cristian Gray, Social Dominance Trainer For Introverts

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Lessons in This Class

22 Lessons (2h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. A Broad Overview

    • 3. The Method of Delivery Doesn't Matter (Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.)

    • 4. The Truth (What Most People Don't Admit)

    • 5. The Headhunter's Mindset

    • 6. Personal Preferences & Opinions

    • 7. The Assessment (Part 1)

    • 8. The Assessment (Part 2)

    • 9. Breaking Down The Applicant Tracking System

    • 10. Formatting Your Resume

    • 11. Understanding What To Put & How (Part 1)

    • 12. Understanding What To Put & How (Part 2)

    • 13. Where's Your Proof

    • 14. Writing A Cover Letter

    • 15. You Are Protected

    • 16. Do You Remember? (Follow Ups)

    • 17. The Lateral Thinking Method (Overcome Interview Anxiety)

    • 18. Be Prepared & Always Follow Up With Value

    • 19. You Are On Probation

    • 20. Strive For Progress

    • 21. This Is What Employers Want

    • 22. LinkedIn Profile Optimization (An Overview)

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About This Class

Attn: (Inexperienced, Mid-Level, & Seasoned Career Hunters)

Learn How To Write A Kick-Ass Resume (In About 2 Hours) That Makes Companies Desire You & Dominate Any Interview (Even If You’re Introverted)


An inside look at the onboarding system that shows you first-hand what employers are really looking for...

If you’re struggling to close your job offers or even get an interview, then look no further. In this masterclass, you will learn how to give hiring managers exactly what they're looking for, regardless of your industry.

  • Accounting or Financial Analysis

  • Data Science or Information Technology

  • Engineering or Earth Science

  • Sales or Marketing

You will acquire the necessary skills to turn your resume into interview opportunities and transition difficult interview questions into job offers.

Did you know that over 84% of career-hunters don’t even know how to write a proper resume?

Much less, they have no clue what companies are looking for in their candidates… they almost always put a bunch of random words together with too-much false hope to get an interview with no standards.

Because of this, they become low-value employees instead of high-performance professionals.

Seriously! They don’t even care where they land because they just want a job and not a solid career path.

Add on the fact over 41% of career hunters go anywhere from 6 months to a 1 year and a half unemployed (if not longer) just to get a job they will eventually hate.

How would like to change the dynamic of career hunting and keep the ball in your court?

In short, the hiring process is broken into three phases:

  1. Prescreening Submitted Applications

  2. Interviewing Prospective Candidates

  3. Negotiating To Close Career Offers 

The funny thing about this simple process is how they are all approached and handled differently. 

Many people believe that submitting your career application is an end-all-be-answer when really, it's just getting you into phase 2. 

Once you're in phase 2, you have to sell yourself as THE prospective candidate for the opportunity - this is just the tip of the iceberg.

As I let you in on these secrets understand this: 

  • If you can't get an interview, your applications are trash.

  • If you're bombing out during your interviews, your communication skills are garbage.

  • If you end up being overworked and underpaid, you didn't negotiate good enough during the offer phase.

And if you end up hating your life because of your current occupation, it's most likely certain that you don't have a solid career path lined up.

Don't get me wrong, interviews are hard...

Like what person ever really knows how to respond when interviewers ask, “Why should we hire you?” or “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” But this problem is only an excuse and nothing more.

Here’s the problem you face!

As a society, we were not really taught to be independent thinkers and adaptable learners (especially in the United States). From elementary school all the way to college (if you attended), you waited on others to tell you what you’re good at instead of figuring it out for yourself. 

Luckily for you, there’s now a solution.

Let me introduce to you my proven “Applicant-To-Hired” Masterclass to get you any career opportunity you want (even if you’re introverted and suck at interviews).

Before I dissected the hiring process into an easy 3-step-system, I would struggle greatly during my own interviews and self-sabotage my opportunity to win the offer. 

Inside this NO bullsh*t Masterclass you will get:

  • A Breakdown Of The Entire Hiring Process So You Know What To Expect Before, During, And After Any Interview, To Stop Being Taken By Suprise

  • Follow-Along Videos On How To Create  A Kick-Ass, Customized Resume That Makes People Want You & Have An Abundance Of Career Options

  • Print-Ready Notes That Prepare You For Any Interview So You Don’t Fumble Your Career Offer By Answering With Wrong Answers

  • A Q&A Forum Where You Can Open A Discussion To Resolve Any Of Your Pain Points During Your Career Hunt & Get That Little Umf! Of Help You Need

  • An Inside Look On  How Companies Hire People That Gives You The Upper Hand During Your Career Hunt & Makes It Easy For People To Hire You

  • Side by Side Comparisons of Good and Bad Resumes So You Can Know What Not To Do & Give Companies What They Are Looking For During Their Screening Process


Created by a former Corporate America, talent acquisition recruiter who has seen over 10,000 resumes, screened 100’s of candidates for hire, Cristian Gray delivers to you an all-inclusive program that will teach yourself on how to identify your own talents and leverage them to where companies are calling your phone for a chance to interview you.


Here's what people are saying...

Dino O. - Udemy Student

- He’s a very knowledgable instructor with valuable information and clear explanations. His delivery is engaging and has very helpful practice activities. 


Shelly J. - Relaxation Solutionest of the Hypno Reiki Realm 

- A very engaging, informative, and honest course! I think that I picked the best course to assist me in stepping out of my employment comfort zones to seek alternative employment and/or seek to bring my Reiki business to life.


Carin K. - Udemy Student

- Because of the accurate course description, it was a pleasant experience and expressing… 5 stars given!


Netania Y. - Sales Supervisor at R & B

- Very informative for someone who could use extra attention to update their resume and receive professional career coaching. I appreciate the resources you shared - Thank you (for the masterclass).


This is a FREE 2-Hour, all-inclusive online Masterclass that’s available instantly once you create a free membership using the link down below.

Once you create your membership, you will have immediate, lifetime access to all the follow-along videos, cheat-sheets, and insider secrets that will show you how to start taking control of your career path. Just make sure you sign up now because sooner or later, I may have to start charging for access to this course.

Some of my students believe this is easily valued at $2000 and I’m starting to think they are right.

So for a limited time...

This course 100% FREE along with admission to an exclusive member’s area forum (A $500 VALUE) where you can bring all your career questions, comments, and concerns answered in real-time. 

How do you like the sound of that - not being alone in the dark?

The course alone is already PRICELESS, but because you get FREE virtual career support, you literally have nothing to lose... other than a window of opportunity to get this Masterclass while you can at no cost to you.

So click this link here, sign up for your FREE access, and I'll see you inside.

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Cristian Gray

Social Dominance Trainer For Introverts


Hi, I'm Cristian Gray,

A former blue-collar worker turned self-published author and professional development consultant.

Through emotional intelligence training and soft-skills coaching, I teach certain communication skills to introverts like copywriters, data analysts, and engineers to become socially dominant in their professional and personal lives...

It's a specific kind of confidence that grows their income, builds their backbone, and maximizes their career so they optimize their life's potential.

Some people say I'm too blunt, others say there should be more people like me. I'd say it's up to you to learn more and find out.

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1. Introduction: I think one of the biggest misconceptions about finding a new career opportunity or establishing a career path is that you need a network or a prestigious degree to get hired . On top of that, that somehow you need 5 10 15 years experience and you're either new to the workforce or you're a seasoned professional and you're very tailored to a specific industry. I've come to the conclusion that I find all those factors. Photo Bs Hey, what is going on, guys? My name is Christian Grey, and I'm a former blue collar worker turned professional development consultant. Now I do remember there was a period in my life when I was struggling, trying to find a career opportunity to establish a career path. I was lacking in a lot of fundamentals. I had no skills, or I do not even know how to assess myself to establish my skill set just like everybody else. We have all this information, but until we can really see what we are good and what we're not good at Onley, then can we put into perspective for someone else to see they have the capability to get the job done. I have the fortunate opportunity to become a recruiter for corporate America, to screen tens of thousands of resumes and screen hundreds of candidates for Hyo Onley to conclude that everything that I give you in this master class is gonna help you establish a new career opportunity with your season professional or you're new to the industry. You're getting an all inclusive masterclass that's broken up, and it's simple before, during and after process. And not only that, you are given templates that are gonna allow you to establish a strong foundation to your work history, your experience, your education and so on and so forth. One of the biggest takeaways that you will learn is the lateral thinking method in this course, and it's an abstract concept that's gonna allow you to think outside the box when you're in high pressure situations, especially if you're in an interview and you are currently experiencing interview anxiety. The lateral thinking method is gonna be your abstract concepts of put into practicality that will allow you to think outside the box and answer questions with fitness. I'm gonna walk you step by step, what you need to know in terms of not only how to craft a resume and overcome interview anxiety. But know what employers are going to look for when you first get onboard it into their company or organization. I have the fortunate opportunity to work under clinical psychologist, marriage and family therapist, university professionals and mental health counselors on Lee to understand what human behavior entails, and that means how can I persuade you? Or how can I persuade someone else to get them to where they want to be? Thank you very much for checking out this course. I know you won't be disappointed. Let's go ahead and dive in. 2. A Broad Overview: hi. Thank you very much for joining the applicants. A hard master class, I assure you, your purchase will not go undone. And before we get into any kind of skills or knowledge, your abilities or inside looks, I need to give you a broad overview of what to anticipate in this course. What you learn is that on boarding, which is how do I get a specific person into a company until an organization and establish them a foundation that will allow them to succeed in that role in that position. That's essentially what on boarding it's. But it's not just a one time thing. It's a series of events and for you, if you are looking to get a new job opportunity or establish a different career path, whatever the case may be, you have toe have the mentality of an employer. I do want you to start thinking like an employer. Would you hire yourself? And that's really the question that you have to be honest with yourself. Just as a broad overview, it's broken up into three sections you're gonna have before, during and after. Before you ever scrapped any kind of resonate, you have to know what to anticipate. Meaning, what is your mentality? What are the key words that you're gonna put? What? What is it that you have done in your work history? In your experience, it's And this is before you ever touch any kind of word processing program or anything like that during is while you're crafting your resume while you're looking at job descriptions while you're debunking everything that said employers looking at, you have to be able to take what you did before while you're crafting that resume, put in a position that says I know how to do X, y and Z and this is what has improved over time because what you really want to do is see the progression, the level of performance and how you've scaled that over time. And then after once you've gone into the offer, once you have set into the job opportunity that that you are now at next thing is how do you stay within that company? And it all goes back to how do you get promoted? And it all comes back in levels. The first thing is, what am I good at? The second thing is crafting a resume. The third thing is getting a phone call, everything has levels. And I'm gonna break things down for you with each level, what to anticipate, how to anticipate. And the cherry on top With this applicant tired masterclass is the lateral thinking method . It is a NAB Strack concept of how do you get outside the box if you are cornered in a box? If you're on the phone and a lot of people they have problems either with the resume, their very well qualified. But they suck at interviews. You're not going to suck in interviews. Or maybe they're really good at interviews, but they just don't know how to craft the resume regardless of your circumstances, I'm gonna help in coaching guide you on how to get from point A, where you're stuck to point B being that candidate and point c taking that career opportunity, taking a new position that's gonna give you a a greater income in a greater life of fulfillment because at the end of the day, whether you want to take this for yourself and get a new job opportunity or if you want to generate a side hustle, you're going to get an inside look of what employers are really looking for, because crafting a resume is only half the battle you have toe show and prove and have initiative of when you get whatever job opportunity that that sure at you have to show that you have sustainability. Most employers, if not all, want stained power, and I want you to write this down while you're going through this course. Take your notes, get a note pad. I myself have a note pad just because, of course, there's a lot of information to cover, and I want to make sure I hit every key point. As much as I have to take my notes, I highly recommend you take your notes because there's a lot, a lot of valuable information that you will get in here and with the information using your ability to break things down, we're gonna help you develop a high demand skill that you can take virtually anywhere, so to wrap things up. The main key about this applicants hired course is what you need to know is it's broken up into three sections before, during and after before you ever apply. What is it that you need to know during your craftsmanship of the resume during your interview process during during the on boarding process. Once you get that first phone call or that first email or whatever the case, when employers reach out to you, what is it that you need to know? And then after once you're already settling in, going through their orientation, going through their training program? What is it that they're looking for and how do you sustain and thrive within that business ? So thank you very much. I hope you get a lot of valuable information. Let's go ahead and get into the next section. 3. The Method of Delivery Doesn't Matter (Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.): in this section we're going to be discussing about medium and medium is nothing more than what method of communication. And by using to deliver this said resume or this curriculum, the tie or this couple, your medium could be dealing din. It could be D M's. It could be social media. It could be in d dot com. It could be monster dot com Whatever it is that you're looking for, even if you're using a recruiter, a staffing agency or some sort of employment service, you need to ask yourself is what am I gonna use with this resume to get to set employer? What am I using? And virtually it's all the same thing. If you go through an employment agency or recruiting agency, you already know what the recruiters trying to do because they get paid on the contingency fee. If you decide to go solo, which I highly recommend, you will be able to pretty much take out what you want to do, as opposed to what the recruiters trying to do for you. Because in some cases and an unethical cases, some recruiters trying to put people who are not made for that position and also the recruiter does a lot of work for you. So you have to ask yourself, Where is it that you're trying to take yourself, but going from there that the next thing that you also want to know is, where do you want to go? What is what is your best, best method of of getting your resume out there, getting your portfolio out there? Some people like to use up work guru fiver, Some. Some people are freelancers. That's perfectly fine. If you're looking for a salary job and you're trying to go indeed, or monster or zip jobs, hypocrite. Whatever the case may be, you do have to ensure that you have everything intact. Your cover letter, your resume, in which we will go over with that the medium doesn't matter. However you apply, it doesn't matter. You still need to have the same mindset. You still need tohave the mentality of you know you're going to get rejected and it's perfectly OK. But we need to know is if you're using any kind of virtual service, and this is where things get very complex before you even start. Crafting a resume is something called an 80 s An applicant tracking system applicant tracking system is nothing more than the search engine optimization for potential candidates for position, so kind of to break things down. If I'm a business manager and I do accounts receivable, accounts payable operations, logistics, I want to put certain keywords in my resume. So when I submit it through a virtual employments solution center like monster or indeed or Zip recruiter, that the funnel will allow me to put my resume out there as a potential candidate. And the way it's broken up is, you know, you submit a resume and then the resume goes through a fun home, and then it tries to extract keywords. And then it shows up on the recruiters death or high managed as of potential candidates by a percentage most of the time. And they'll say this Canada is 80% qualified for this position. That is kind of one of the things I want you to think about. Ah, lot of people don't think about that, but again, it's called an applicant tracking system. If you're using. Indeed, now, if you're using maybe D. M's or linked in, that's perfectly fine, but you don't want to come off as needing sales and dating and getting a job. They're all the same thing. Whenever you approach a person in a just a random stranger, that person doesn't know how jacked up your life it's So when I approach a recruiter, that recruiter doesn't know how many rejections I've been through. They don't know that. They just know how high value I am. I am in that moment. That's the mentality you wanna have. So if you're gonna be outreach ing direct and trying to get that don't come office desperate, especially as if you've gone to 200 rejections, that recruiter is literally eyeballing you front to back. If you're reaching out GM or in person, it doesn't matter. Don't ever come off as desperate if you ever have a desperate person come up to you. And I want you to think of the recruiter shoes of the employer shoes. Hey begged me for this job. I beg of you, I need it. I'm going broke. That really doesn't sound like you have sustainability. It really doesn't sound like you have power, but it's become in like Excuse me, I see your vacancy. Are you still looking for somebody in this position. Here's my resume. I I'm confident in my skills, knowledge and abilities toe be able to perform at this position efficiently. That's a kind of mentality that you want to have. There's a big difference. So understand whatever meet him that she used, whether it's a person or whether it's a a funnel or a applicant tracking system like indeed , monster Zip recruiter, it doesn't matter. You just have to insure that if you're doing person a person, you come off as high about you. If you're using some sort of employment solution online, we have to ensure toe have power, verbs and keywords and the right phrases in there so that your Resonate beats the funnel and gets into the hands of a recruiter. Let's go ahead and dive into the next session. 4. The Truth (What Most People Don't Admit): one of the things that ah, lot of resume riders and a lot of people who are in the industry of recruiting on boarding , employment agency, workforce commissions, whatever the case may be, when it comes to the quote unquote word workforce staffing. How do I get someone a job? How do I How do I get someone to fill in this vacancy? I want to give you some truth behind that. A good interview and a good resume are only tools and strategies to help you become a candidate toe help you become that. And I want to say this up front that just because I help you create a really awesome rays away just because I give you the tools that have a really awesome interview, it doesn't mean that your ah 100% guaranteed to get a job. I'm only helping you become the best candidate under the specific circumstances of the situation, and I say this because there is a thing called nepotism where employers hired their their family members or close ones. And there's also a thing called favoritism, which is a social concept saying that people are favoring other people because of their social status or whatever. That is the unfortunate truth about on boarding and about getting a new job opportunity. But what I can tell you is from my experience is you know, you. I've never had a network. I've never had an inside man or woman I've never had, you know, some awesome portfolio. All I had was what I showed on my resume and what I was able to provide with my references . And I got every job opportunity most, if not all of them. And that is the truth. And also, I have I myself have been terminated from my oma mater. My my own alma mater, terminated because I was deemed unprofessional. But then they hired me as a marketing coordinator not soon after. Guys, you're you're gonna have a lot of rejections, and you're going to think that once you get the job that you're at, everything's a OK. It's not. They can fire you any time during that probationary period if they feel that your work performance is in adequate and a lot to let you know that that is the unfortunate truth. There is no such thing as job security, and there's no such thing That's if I get this offer, that it's going to stay there. You have to. You have to be content with that idea that things are destined to fail at some under some circumstances. So regardless of everything I teach you, I do want to be very straightforward with you that a good interview and a good resume mean absolutely nothing, because whatever the employer or the hiring manager or the recruiters thinking about that time, I know that there's always somebody else out there doing better than you. The question is, is, Are you okay with going through rejection and then finding a better opportunity than the one you had before? So just sit in that thought, Let's go ahead and get into the next section. 5. The Headhunter's Mindset: when it comes to applying a job. The first thing that you need tohave is now that I've given you the truth behind it. Now that you understand the process before, during and after you need tohave a headhunters mindset. What is it that you're looking for? Because whenever that you are, when you're working for somebody else, I want you to live in this reality. Now that you know the truth, the reality is a wage is nothing more than a prison paycheck and employer gives to an employee so that employee Works works on the employer's dream as opposed to the employees working on their drinks. So with that mentality, where they're working for a Fortune 500 company or a mid sized company or small business, where do you want to take your career? Are you getting a job so you can get experience? Or are you already starting a new professional career opportunity that will allow you to thrive for your goals? And that's the first question. So in a note pad, ask yourself, What are your goals? As of this moment, where do you want to take yourself? Because in some cases, everybody has been taught that if I get a job, I get month. That is true. You will get money. You will get a quote unquote secured salary because, in essence, on employers, pretty much giving you the security that hate. If you work for me at this rate at this time from here to here, I'm going to give you this salary. That's perfectly fine. But that is, ah, income, and most people end up pretty much. They end up increasing their expenses as their income increases. There's also another opportunity where you can get paid, hourly based, salary based or even project face. So let's say I do a project and create a resume for somebody for $250. That is project based. Now it doesn't matter how many hours I put in. It just matters so much how, when I deliver this project, I'm giving you my best work. If you want revisions, we come back and we go go from there, and that is a service based products. So if you're doing resume writing, you're doing service base. If you want to get a job opportunity, that salary you're doing it salary base where you can work literally 80 hours a week, and they're gonna pay you this set salary. So you kind of wanna have that Headhunters. My step. Where are you trying to take your career? And can you create an additional income with whatever it is that you're doing? Because when it comes to headhunters, a recruiter is looking. A recruiter is trying to fill in an open position for one of their clients, an employer of business owner. Well, they most of the time they only get paid on contingency fees. So let's say somebody recruiter reaches out to you. They say, Hey, I want to hire you for this position and they start negotiating salaries. Well, what you need to know is, um, what you need to know is that person wants to get you at the lowest rate because that contingency fee that the employer pays the recruiter well, to be quite honest, is that's their commission. That's their bonus. That's how employment agencies get paid is I need to I need to give this person the lowest rate possible so I can increase my commission. This is how I eat, and that is a headhunters mindset, and I do want you to think like, Well, if I was an employer, what am I looking for? But I also know that when on employer is looking for somebody, it's because there's a particular problem within their business that it's not running as efficient as it should be. So they're losing money the more time that they have that position open. So that's the whole purpose of getting that position filled as quickly as possible with the right person. And lastly, just note that you're not going to get every opportunity, every career opportunity. That's the unfortunate truth. So make sure that when you fail, try to extract any life lessons or nuggets. That may be, how can I have done this better? Maybe. What were they looking for? And this is all before you like once you submit your resume and once you get that rejection or whatever, how can you be better than you were before? Always forward forward. Always ensure you understand that that it all it is is just how do I keep moving forward? How do I keep trucking through the adversity? And once you do that, then you'll be able to see the correlating pattern because your failures leave clues and so will your success. Let's go ahead and get into the next chapter 6. Personal Preferences & Opinions: I just want to go over a few more details in terms of assessing where we're going to take your resume and essentially planning out for the next section. The next session is where we're going to go over on how to actually craft a resume. But of course, you do want to see exactly what your resume shouldn't look like. And there are certain key things that I see on a lot of like the average resume, how people are trying to cover up their mistakes. And I do want to go over My personal preference is here. So right here I have a dummy resume that I found online. Um, and there are a lot of good qualities. I'm not gonna lie about that. We have the number. We have the the email, We have the location. If you're in a location, I'm just going to kind of go ahead and give you guys where I met. If I'm in Texas, I want to be specific and let them know I'm I'm in Dallas, Texas. If I just put USA or Texas well, me as an employer, I want to know. Is this person do I have to is this person gonna have to commute? There are certain things that we have to anticipate. Um, and then another good option is to the have the Lincoln profile. If your linked in profile is set up, you do want to put that in there. But make sure that it's professional and use a professional photo. So my personal preference when it comes to photos, keep them off your resume. I'm not a big fan of pictures and resumes because I don't want there to be any bias. And the the unfortunate truth is, some employers and recruiters are by, especially if you're an acting or modelling or talent production, talent management. Or if you're looking for an executive position, there are a lot of people that that really rely on just looks. And although you are protected by the Sole Rights Act, it kind of sucks that people are have a, you know, prejudgment to that. Another thing that I'm not a big fan of is how this set up is technologies and the education I do, like the Education, Business, Administration and management. Ah, business expert in the Machine of Business Management, the Power MBA University. See, I like that That that specific. There are certain things I want to put in there. Like, Did you graduate, assume or come? Loudy. Did you graduate with honors? Do you have any concentrations? Do you have any, um, awards that you got? Because this is actually too big with the title, and it's taking up a lot of space. I don't get that specific. It's just kind of more of a screener. So this is a screener resume. And if we look at the 2005 all the way to 2017 well, there's no way that 12 years of experience can match up to to this one resume. So, as you can see, there's a lot going on into the and then right here. When I was 18 years old, I crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a sailing boat. This, I will say, is a good interview question, just kind of like, Tell me a little bit about yourself. I do like that, but again that this really doesn't tell me anything. I am currently applying this learning in my professional development. It doesn't tell me anything, but this is a really good interview. Question or interview. Startle comes to Spanish. I do not like grit. I like to make it very, very easy in terms of if you do not have an intermediate level in terms of another language . Eso if you are flowing in English but you're learning Spanish. Let's take myself, for example. I have an intermediate level in Spanish. I'm not fluent, but I can have very good conversation, right? A few emails maybe draft a couple of documents. Nothing do formal, but I have a very general understanding of Spanish. So, of course I don't want to put that as a level here. Don't put French. You could say beginner, intermediate or advanced beginner, intermediate fluent. I'm not a big fan of grids because it just, you know, just just make it easy for yourself. Don't make it complicated for the recruiter, and you have to look at this at the eyes of the recruiter. So that's kind of details. And in terms of, you know, this entrepreneur again, there's a lot that goes into this. As you can see, there's just not enough value coming out of this. Although there's four positions, there's just not enough value out of that. And then the technologies. If you can find a way to tie in technologies or additional skills into this, of course, that has always been official. Lastly, we have this one here again. Ah, a couple of examples is this, um, skills? I don't like grits. Make it easy for yourself. Tie it into your your your summary because this doesn't tell me that your instagram when it comes to the Instagram, it's best that if you don't have a professional instagram or if you're going out having a few drinks or if you're going out Ah lot, don't don't put your instagram in there. That is your personal life. Keep that separate from your work unless it's a professional. Um Instagram Jane Doe email. Gmail, Jane Doe, Jane Doe If you have a portfolio and this is the Link Turbo, followed by all means, put that in there, especially in this sense that you have architecture. If this is your architecture work, go ahead. By all means, tie anything that's professional into their You want to be able t segregate or separate, um, your personal life in your work life, and you can have a crossover depending on the level professionalism And that would be your judgment call in terms of here. I do like this in turn, architect developing executed online social media imprint marketing strategies for new projects. Now, you could talk about the success right here, which she does over here. Clients had a satisfaction rate of over 95%. You would want to back this up with your references. Created three D models, rendering and video animations. In this one, I would go a little bit more specific. Of what program did you use? Um, and how did you do it? Um, a court technical I t skills graphics. This is really great stuff. Sketch a pro, and this is specific. I love specifics. Graphics. Three D modeling platforms. Other. I love that. I do believe that this could be all combined into, Ah, just the section of its own. It doesn't need that much space. Um, and again, the languages thing. Beginner, Intermediate advance. If you feel like you're on the intermediate level, that's perfectly fine. But if you're at the beginner level, use that as a starting point in any kind of interview setting. So in this case, I would say English, Danish and German English would be fluent Danish and German would be intermediate, make it simple and then personal projects. By all means. If you have any personal projects like this here, case German and Spanish and then you have personal projects that had any kind of awards or recognitions, go ahead and put that in there. I really do do like that here. So there's a lot of good and bad and in this kind of stuff. But really, if we have, um, 2014 to, let's say 2016 to 2017 we can create a short career summary. If we break down the specifics of what did you do? How did you do it? Why did you do it? And was there improvement over time? We can create a short summary and get that in here even though there's an intern position. But a lot of people don't break things down. They just go with their day to day speak to yourself. Um and really, how devoted are you on getting the specifics out? And that's really gonna be the driving force. And lastly, um, we have one more that I actually do like this. Now I have a title a cash here. I know exactly that. When I look at this at this Darla DeMarco. She's a cashier, so we have accurate, efficient, dependable, customer focused, team oriented. These words can be used into her career summary. So when it comes to this career summary, I do like the fact that we have accurate, efficient, dependable comes from a focus team oriented Find a way to use words like thes into the career summary. Of course, we have energetic, hard working passion about serving others. Well, that's customer focus. You don't If you've already put that in there, then you don't need to repeat yourself skills. I love this. It's broken up into course. Go. So if I send this the applicant tracking system, if a cashier, if it employers looking for a cashier and they say Cash register, drawer balance, retail front and operations, Kasher audits and reports, I like this, I genuinely do Inventory management's loss mitigation, how to prevent loss store opening and closing procedures. This is the stuff that we're gonna need to use in terms of really getting past the applicant tracking system. Experience, ABC. This is a really good thing. Sometime, Um, love Nevada cashiers at 6 15 to present. I like this ABC company. One of the biggest bro. She goes in the US I love it that I like that scan bag and load purchases process check credit cards. I would say what the so purpose was in a career summary here. We're really looking at What is the purpose of that? And if you say, identified as the stores high potential leaders through the selection for the head for head cashier. Well, we want to emphasize this here, um, so broad yourself a little bit in your title and then right here on it with the Integra door. Really good. Maintain knowledge of weekly ads, specials, promotions, warm green at the register. I like this. And believe it or not, for for this being a dummy resume, this is actually really good. I would give this a B plus in terms of for what you're given at hand for the cards that you're dealt. This is actually really, really, really good, um, compared to the other ones. But that wraps up this section. I hope you got a lot of value of seen. What exactly? Your resume should or should not look like these air. Just my personal preference is. And and just to wrap this one up, it's short, sweet to the point. And we like that. One thing you need to know coming into the next section is you want to look for improvement . Always look for improvement. Um, and that's really just to the point when you're crafting a resume, whether it's your own or somebody else's, you want to ask, is many questions as possible not only to yourself but to your clients? Because the more information and get the more value that you can put into that resume eso that wraps it up for the first section I will see you in the next. 7. The Assessment (Part 1): what is going on, guy? So now that we've already assessed what you need to anticipate when you're preparing to craft a resume now we can actually get into assessing what it is that you've done. And right here I actually have some of some private client work that I've done where someone has sent me a resume and this is a kind of stuff that they put on it. This is all the information they gave me about one of the job positions. And as you can see, it's very an act adequate because it's not telling me certain things as an employer, what I was supposed to be doing, so as a bad example, Let's go ahead and check this in. We're gonna underlying this as bad example. Oh, bear with me. Control. You responsible for checking patients in and out? Very fine insurance. Okay. Collecting copays. Surgical deposits. Okay, answering phones. OK. Tasking messages. Okay. Scheduling appointments and balancing. Now, at the end of the day, if I if if I look at this as an employer, you're just listening what you've done you could have said that you have very broad understanding of how to operate in a clerical setting. So this is not really an adequate or efficient way to to put your stuff on so and and short that this is literally something that could be broken into a, um my word were my at. Oh, here it is. Bullet points, as you can see that there's really not explanation. You're telling me what you're doing. But how did that improve the business that you didn't tell me how you're responsible for checking patients in and out. You didn't tell me how you verified insurance. You didn't tell me why you collected copays or surgical deposits. So because I know this, this is actually a medical term or medical industry. Ah kind of position, which I know very well. I want to go ahead and dive in. Now. I want you to be able to think outside the box. Do think for yourself if you just go into, um, Google docks and it's free, you don't need anything or word processor Microsoft Word. It doesn't matter. I just want you to list and go ahead and put listening notes. Go ahead and do that. When you put listing notes, you're just listing what you've done so in a case like this because this is actually a submitted resume. This is inadequate. When I am assessing my own skills or when you start assessing your own skills, listing is perfectly fine. If this is part of your notes, it shouldn't be part of your resume. Understand the difference? If I'm listing notes, it shouldn't be a part of the resident. It should be part of the notes of what is it that I've done on a day to day basis and over time, the questions that you want to ask yourself is, What did I do? How did I do it? Why did I do it? And was they're improvement over time. So whenever you're listing, this is exactly the question that you want to ask yourself. Let me go ahead and save this. Um, no wrong, wrong Rome. Wrong. We create this as questions to ask yourself when listing my history. Go ahead and underline that. So this is what you need to do in in your in your notes section. Now you can create it. It doesn't matter where he created. But you do have to ask yourself what? What is it that you've done so. I'm gonna go ahead and take this particular list and break this down for this. What did I do? I verified insurance. How did I do it? Via phone or through the online insurance portal? Why did I do it? To extract, um accurate in formation of patients, eligibility and benefits. Ensure claims. Were Judaic ated properly, which is a fancy term. Meaning that claims were paid and was there improvement over time? Um, and and this is kind of optional. But if you've progressed in terms of that, you could say something like it's allowed for a very, uh oh, for a low percentage of claim denials. Thus, thus trying trying care, thus reducing appeals and maintaining business efficacy. Meaning as I break this down, I now have exactly what I've done and why I've done that and what the purpose was. And so going from here. Guys, what did you do? Verify insurance. How did you do it? Via phone or through the online insurance portal? Meaning that I have now said that I know how to communicate via phone and via I know how to verify insurance doing insurance portal. I know how to input that information, which is a key factor. Why did I do it? To extract accurate information of patient eligibility and benefits to ensure claims are adjudicated properly. What this means and I know it's a mouthful is if you don't have accurate information for a patient and you put that into the portal, it's gonna allow claim to deny because the information is insufficient. That's that's what that's what this purposes in three and four is. Was there approve mint overtime. Now you don't have to do this explicitly, but this is kind of one of my own personal preferences. Is it allowed for somebody else other than my own position, meaning that you understand the process of what it is that you do? Was there improvement over time? It allowed for a low percentage of claimed announced, thus reducing appeals and maintaining business efficacy when it claimed gets sent out. And this is just kind of for my own profession. There is a period where it's going to take some time for it's a process, and then to come back either denied or approve of its approved. You get paid if it's denied you don't get paid and then if it gets denied and denied in the nine, you have to do an appeal which could take 90 days. As you can see, this is how you can break down what you've done as a as a whole. Eso again, guys, make sure you with every position that you've held with every task, duty and responsibility that you done, you want to ensure, too. Do ask yourself these questions and listing. Listing is not something that you want to do right now. We're not even crafting a resume. Guys, we are just listing what we've done using these four questions. Okay, What did I do? How did I do it? Why did I do it? Was there improvement over time? Ask yourself those questions. Make sure you get that set up. It's gonna be very critical and very crucial once you start crafting to resume together and you do not want to put in any guesswork. So thank you very much for tune in. Let's go ahead and move on 8. The Assessment (Part 2): and in this section we're gonna actually discuss some final touches in terms of really getting into the specifics and building clarity of what industries you've dabbled. We really want to make it easy for the recruiters and employers and know where you're coming from, where where does your industry coming from going into here. And this is gonna be a really, really easy, easy section because now that we've obsessed our skills, now that we can see one, we went from listing two breaking down. But we've listed and to see what kind of education awards skills or programs that we have, what we can do here is now finally put the cherry on top and make it easy for recruiters and say, Does this person actually know what they're talking about? So the way this works is when you are creating your resume, when you are establishing the premise, premise or preface of of that work history experience, you're gonna want a title. So while you're assessing your skills, what was the title of what you helped? And the easiest way I can say this is most people say, Oh, I was a caregiver that that can work that's perfectly fine, But it's gonna sound so much better if you say something similar to direct care provider because that's just gonna be more impacting. And this is where you're just gonna have to think a little bit outside the box. The easiest way to do this is if you go to the job description on indeed or on Monster or on Zip Recruiter. What title did they use because believe it or not, that was actually the title. Although this was a title that the A kind that I worked with gay themselves, The industry gives them this kind of title. Go with it. That's just one of the things to put into consideration. So we have a title, we have a industry. So in this case, it would be home health care. When it comes to we have title industry, we have the name of the company. I'm not gonna put the name of the company because it's fairly straightforward, regardless of the situation. And then this is a really big key factor. When I'm looking into work. History is a sustainability, which is this sustainability or staying power? That's really what I'm looking for. You're gonna want the month and the year that she started to the month and the year that she ended. And that's a lot of of stuff to consider because you don't have to put the exact date you start. You have to put the month because as a recruiter, as an employer, I want to see where the transition went. Whenever you're assessing your skills when you're listing your history, you also want to list this stuff with it. This is Aziz. Well, support to back that up. This is helping you build that foundation. You want the title industry name month and year to the month and year, so I hope you enjoy this section. Let's go ahead and dive into the next one. 9. Breaking Down The Applicant Tracking System: what is going on? Guys think very much for tune in in this section. We're going to be discussing a little bit about the applicant tracking system. Now the applicant tracking system is the quote unquote search in search engine optimization for resumes. They're looking for specific keywords on the piece of paper that you're giving them that you're submitting online to see if you're a great candidate for them to to essentially investor time it. And what you need to know is that when somebody calls you for a phone screaming call an interview, it's because they value your worth enough to invest their valuable time into you. It's your job not to screw it up. So right now, just because I have a great field in overall organization and business, I understand what what it means to operate in a business office setting, which is virtually anywhere we do want to. We do want to put in some key factors, so if we go back into our listing notes, we can see essentially what we've done. What did you do? How did you do it? Why did you do it? We had, of course, education award recognitions skills and programs. As you can see, I have some things here. Accounts payable. Council seal counselor. Conciliation, cost coming. Tax account. These are things that, of course, that we have to think about. Right. Well, what is the applicant tracking system? Right here. I have a t s way, have the applicant tracking system. And from here, we're looking for specific key words. So how do you get the keywords into into your resume? Well, the question is, is that are you even qualified to put? Said said keyword into your resume. So I'm gonna go ahead and start with here the business office manager Assist the executive doctor ensuring that all function areas required to operate the community Jati Eddie up and overseen. Okay, so the right here, here, just this alone. This is a key word accounting and general bookkeeping. So if we're creating a resume, we need to be able to ensure that we're putting in accounting and general bookkeeping. So when you submit the resume, will one do you have the counting? In general, bookkeeping skill to is at least we know we're giving them what they want. Now this could be like quickbooks Excel invoices income statements. These are kind of keywords that you wanna put. And this is just general counting. I'm not going into too much debt. But of course, if you're applying for whatever position you put, if their specific skill or specific knowledge you need, you need to be able to put, you know, excels The program. QuickBooks is a program. Invoices are the probe. Invoices are the things that you're essentially sending to your clients. Income statements are our reports that you're pulling from the program. Those are the things that you want to put it. Now we go into primarily duties and responsibilities. We can see professional professionally, greet visitors and directs enquiries in a positive. All that is, if we have to dumb that down. This is just saying customer service, I think. Copy this phrase customer service rep. All that same professional customer service professionally. Answer phones again. You need to have professional communication skills right here. All this is same professional communication skills. Promote the main thing positive relations with residents, their family staffs and get us again. Guys that's just showing communication skills. Customer service provides marketing tours and arranges marketing meals as appropriate. A guy. Customer service, communication skills. Um, recruiting, interviewing, evaluation to revision of reception of staff and provides. Okay, so this is actually another specific, um, saying so right here. If we go into this and we have to break down What it asking, recruiting, interviewing and evaluating supervision of reception to stuff. Go ahead and move. This year. This is actually an HR term. We can actually go a little bit technical here. We can talk about on boarding and recruiting. If you want to get super technical, we could say work for its staffing. So again, we're We're just dissecting certain key elements from a business office manager standpoint . And that's one thing that I did wanna let you know is you have to be able to say you have the skill if you don't have the skill. You can always take certain things from your current resume and position that, you know, if you trained and developed employees, but don't ever lie on your resume. Now you can and and I want to make sure that we understand the difference. You can pad quote unquote cushion pad. Your resume would stuff that you may feel that it's not so much explicit. It's not so much detail. So, you know, if you feel like you have to dance around it just to be able to put it on your resume. I'm not saying that you shouldn't put it on there, but I'm also not saying that you should so understand that because there are some cases where, you know, sometimes you have to pad things on your resume just to be able to put it that you did it on there, Um, and and recruiting interviewed evaluation that's on boarding and work for staffing. Literally. What you're learning right now. Another thing that you're doing is general direction. Reply Any stuff? Hours. Okay, um, assists executive directors. This is saying team collaboration this right here, saying team collaboration, uh, receives and distribute mail again. That's just ah, business correspondence. Regular updates. Staff bulletin boards. This is scheduling schedule coordination. If we put that here, um, let me go ahead and put that here on this schedule. Coordination receives in records, monthly rental, other payments. This again is accounting bookkeeping. ELT receivable system as needed. So as you can see, when you are looking at the gods that you're looking for the ideal job that you want. Or maybe you're just looking at various jobs from different sections because you just don't know where you want to go. And yet make sure that you can list exactly going from here through the applicant tracking system. What is it that they're asking and dissect? What does that really mean to you most of the time? If you could just take the information and just twist it in a way that you can put it in 1 to 2 word phrases, you'll be perfectly fine. But the applicant tracking system are looking for key words on your resume, Huh? Such as recruiting, interviewing, evaluation, supervision, schedule coordination updates that bulletin boards update our system. You can put accounting bookkeeping, QuickBooks, Excel invoices, income statements, balance sheets. Once you do that, guys, you haven't set up for you. This could be done in engineering. This could be done in a doctor thing, but in order for your resume to get into the hands of a recruiter or employer, you have to put those keywords in there. Now there's always that one anomaly, that one thing that ends a boot in your resume out That's something out of your control. You did the best you could. But understand, guys, it's quite simple. Just look at the resumes that you look wherever it's on a zip lengthen monster indeed. Doesn't matter Once you get that done, you're well on your way. Make sure you keep Listen your notes, the more specific, the better. And until next time, stay tuned. Take care. 10. Formatting Your Resume: Hey, guys, thank you very much for tuning in to the applicants hired masterclass in this section, all we're discussing is how to craft a resume. This includes establishing the title. It includes how to craft phrases together, how to use adjectives which I have like selling ads and then using power verbs to really make your resume stand up in terms of the formatting, you're gonna learn a little bit about how to actually format the resume itself the scientific part, which is fairly easy because I already have a downloadable template for you. So understand that with your downloadable template, you can use it as you see as you fit. Change it as you wish. Use it. I have notes in that for you, so you don't have to stress too much and actually creating a resume from scratch. However, should you want to change it? There are certain things that you have the option of doing granted that you know exactly where you want to take it and going from there. It's just really at your discretion. If you find there certain tools that use that you use note that I'm using Microsoft Word. You may be using Google docks. I'm using a PC. You may be using a chromebook or Mac. The fundamental is still the same. So change as you see fit. It's not a one size fits. Oh, and use your better judgment. So right here in this resume, we're going to be discussing just a little bit about the sheet itself. So if I click at the top of the page, we can see that we have a a header. I like using headers because I need my information separate from the actual work history I'm gonna put name and then from here, I'm a put my degree, be a and then going from here, I'm gonna put address because they need to know where you live E mail. And then they're going to need to know your cell phone number so they can call you. Sometimes they may email you. Sometimes they may call you. It just really depends on how their business operates. You want to give them as much information that's possible. That is the bare minimum. This is the 500 points that you get for writing your s a t. Like writing your name on the city. This is the bare minimum. Now, I actually already went ahead and created a few things for you, so don't trip out. We're gonna bold that. We're going to go toe home. We're gonna justice to 24. Um, we're gonna bold all these sections and then right here, one thing we're going to do we're going to create a little bit of a line so we can distinguish that from everything else. We're gonna be that and we're all set. So that's essentially how we're going to state distinguish what is our line of when it comes to work, history and our name and our title when it comes to the references I mean, when it comes to the layout, we do want to ensure that we have narrow margin. So as you can see that I'm do that again. This is normal. You go layout margins narrow. And you could see that this kind of had a ah widening. We want to use as much space as possible and give a professional outlook. Now. Already have information set out for you because you're going to need this in your resume. Don't worry. You don't have to worry about creating it entirely from scratch because I got that set up for you in a a standard format. But we But I do want to go over a few things in the format that you use. Um, you're gonna want to know some things in the chief Executive Officer. You're gonna need a title. That is a must have. That is step number one. You have to find a title. I'm gonna be providing a cheat sheet for you. So at least when you get that cheat sheet of titles to use, use it as you see fit, you're gonna be you're gonna have to create a career summary. Um, and of course I got that set up for you and how long the sentences will be. Don't you worry. I'm gonna show you on how to craft phrases together in the core competencies. You have the bullet form. Now I have this set up where all you have to do is simply copy and paste the same format. But change it as you see fit. We'll go over that soon in education. We're going to see that only and understand this is on Lee, If you have 0 to 2 experiences. So this is a must have. If you have 0 to 2 years of experience, you need your education in front. If you don't, you can simply get rid of it for your work history. You're gonna have 3 to 5 years experience, and then you're gonna put your education here on the bottom. Ben, after you have your work history, you're gonna have your job. One. You're going to separate it with a once a two paragraph summary main duty and responsibility. 3 to 5 bullet points as you see fit. Job to job three. You're going to repeat as needed. You want to ensure that this is relevant experience underneath that? If you have 3 to 5 plus years of experience, then you could put your education on the bottom and then your awards additional skills and programs and then any recognitions publications that you have so again, guys, it's fairly simple. In terms of creating the resume, you already have a template made for you. So that's essentially half the word done. Now it's just piecing it together. Now when it comes to actually formatting the resume, I do want to put a couple of things to you. So you're gonna use this a lot, As you could see here. I have my cursor right here. The 1 to 1.51 point 5 to 2.53 That is gonna happen. Okay, You're gonna add a space before the paragraph. Move it, guys. You're gonna have to adjust it as you see fit, depending on your resume. You don't want it too crowded and you don't want it to pack. If I give you an actual dummy template, it would never give you the opportunity to fail and learn and toggle as you see fit. So I have a baseline for you to start off of. Understand? This paragraph section is going to be your best friend. Another thing that you can do in terms of layout, you can create column. So I'm a kind of create this here. 123 two columns. As you can see, I literally moved my work history as it is, But then I created two columns. You can move it to create three Collins. Guys, use this as you see fit. Um, we have resource is like that for for a reason. And it's gonna make your life so much easier. Now there is gonna be a little bit of toggle work. It's called troubleshooting. It's normal. It's gonna happen. I myself still have problems when I'm working with clients on how to actually craft a resume to something that's gonna be very impacting guys, it's It's fairly simple. You're only using 3 to 5 things that best if I go home. You're changing it from either calibri or times New Roman. That's essentially it. You're using bullet points. I tell. A size underscore, as you see, fits the paragraph as needed, right? 1234 Your, um, Tex is only gonna be from 10 toe 14 and the only one that's gonna be the biggest is which is your title. That's gonna be a 24. Everything else is pretty standard from there. Your layouts, of course, you can use columns. You can use one column that's perfectly fine. And then when you go from here, you have everything set up. So it's fairly simple. Guys, you already have a template. Now it's just crafting everything together, using the template or creating your own as you see fit. But you don't have to worry about trying to create something from scratch. Use it there hot and ready. Let's go ahead and get into the next section. 11. Understanding What To Put & How (Part 1): we're gonna be discussing what's a put in how to put it. Now, I know that sounds rather broad, but what we're doing is figuring out what words to use and how to use it. But before we get started, not that I already have cheat sheets for you regarding your titles regarding your verbs to use and regarding the adjectives to describe your titles. Now, I do want you to know that don't download those yet until you go through this section because this is a key factor in putting all your listed notes together and transferring onto the to the resume that we're gonna be creating now. Already here, as you can see phrasing sentences together again, this is still in your listing. Notes were going back all the way that we did about example questions, ass educations, all that good stuff. Phrasing your sentences together. The one thing I do want you to know is that it's broken up into three simple categories. Announce adjectives and Virts. It's fairly straightforward, but a noun is a title. The title that you give yourself whether you're a marketing specialist, a copywriter, a psychologist, a Dr it's a person place or thing, so don't overthink it. You're additive is a modification of the now, For example, if you say something like a, um, sales letter copywriter now I'm describing what kind of copywriter I am or if I say something like a psychiatric doctor. Now I'm describing the specifics of what kind of doctor I am. If I say something like a corporate litigator, I'm not just in attorney, I am a corporate litigator. As you can see Now we're getting it isn't specifics and breaking things down to the pretty much the roots of what kind of person I am. And the verbs, the verbs. Are we going to describe any task, duties or responsibilities that me as a administrator and litigator or Dr Dutch? So we're gonna break down using now adjectives and verbs, simple second grade grammar, how to craft your resume. And before we start, I do want you to know that you do have to go back into your in your listing notes to the beginning. What did you do? How did you do it? Why did you do it? And you're also gonna want to take the titles that you use, you know, caregiver use instead. Direct care provider industry, home health care, that kind of stuff, because that's gonna play a big factor in phrasing things together. But before we could do that, we first have to see exactly what employers are looking for. So I actually went on. Indeed, just because it was really simple for me to find something like this up. And now we can break things up into what? Employers? What? Let's go ahead and get into it. So I went ahead and typed in, um, business administration. That is a degree that I earned. And it was only gonna make sense for me to stick within my field. And right here we have something fairly simple. A business development representative. We're looking for a business development representative. We haven't known on our sales team. Okay, so now we know exactly what kind of representative that we're looking for. We're looking for a sales representative. As you can see, that sales is the adjective it is. It is the description, the modification off the now. So now that we know exactly where we're tailoring into now we're tailoring in some marketing and sales of business. Ah, your role signal business opportunities. Hot leads with potential customers sales. Now we see sales again. So when we start crafting this resident, we have to craft something. It doesn't matter what we use. It's how we use it. Taylor, to this specific point. To be successful, you have to have previous experiencing developing leads. Cold calling, meeting sales quota. We already know what they're looking for. Motivated results driven team environment we'd like to meet. You ultimately boost sales long term business growth transitioning into a full time sales position down the line. Okay, responsibilities qualify, leads identify kind, means and pain points. Seek new business opportunities, set up meetings or calls. Report to management Weekly sales results stay up to date with new products services. Okay, so we already know what we're looking for now going back to our listing notes. We want to break this up into what exactly that we've done and the only way we can do that . We want to go back into our listing notes and break down exactly what we've done. Because if we don't do that one, we're lying to ourselves and we're lying to the employer to we want to ensure that that We're actually getting what, what needs to get done. So going back to our list, he notes, because I have done sales before and this is another field that I'm very familiar with. So going into here, I'm going to give myself a title that's gonna be eye catching now. Understand that I'm creating this as an example, and I know for sure exactly how to do this lead generation specialist and closer. So the first thing that we have is a lead generation specialist and closer. And as you could see, although we're bending the rules on this one, I'm giving the employer exactly what they're looking for in their resume. But just note that my proof does have to back that up. So I have a now in terms of the title. This is where the phrasing gets a little bit, a little bit fun. You are a innovative and dynamic lead generation specialists and closer Chobe, who accumulated over 20,000 dollars in direct phone cells using phone the email and through pre ing qualified um, phone sessions. So back tracking to this I already have my adjectives. I have innovative and dynamic, so now we know exactly what kind of lead generation and specialists, we aren't right. The next thing that we're doing is now describing those adjectives with a noun. That's a setting point. We now we know what and the lead generation specialists and closer is the what Now what? They did the verbs, and we're gonna go ahead and underlined this who accumulated over $20,000 via email and through pre qualified phone sessions. All this is saying in the eyes of this, this indeed job that I'm looking at is it's describing what kind of lead generation specialists I am and what I did and how I did it, who accumulated over $20,000 via email and through pre qualified bone sessions. I'm literally telling them that I accumulated $20,000 using email and phone sessions through closing through lead generation. As you can see, this is exactly what an employer wants their phrasing stuff together. Now I understand that there is a difference between first person and third person, point of view. You always want to go third person point of view as best you can person point of view and know that this is 1/3 person because I am speaking pretty much as if I'm looking through a glass. So if I said I am a that is first person, Okay, but if we go ahead and just say innovative and dynamically generation specialists, well, now it's start person. So any time you start a sentence and you don't know how to distinguish third person from first person, just go ahead and put I am a and take that off once you're done And there you go, you got it all set up. So anyway, guys, that that pretty much covers how to craft and phrase things together. I know that you can use this with your career summaries. You could also use this when you're listening your bullet points. But I do want you to know that you don't have to repeat Lee generation specialists and closer all the time. So in the next section, I'm a go ahead and give you a deeper dive of what to do and what not to do and how to break things along. So let's go ahead and get into 12. Understanding What To Put & How (Part 2): welcome back to part two of understanding what's a put and how to put it in this section. Now that you already know how to phrase things together and when I mean phrase things together, you have an idea of what the sections are broken into, and it's a very simple science here. Now we're actually going to to see firsthand the difference between listing and the difference between summarizing now summarizing Czar the things that you're going to be using if you look at your resume template for your overall career summary. But you could also create little summaries for each job that you've held. If you want to be a little bit more elaborate tive, or if you want to be a little bit more comprehensive in your resume just to describe or given overall job description of what you've done and right here, we're going to go ahead and copy and paste this, um, idea of what we have from the previous section. Now we already know what we're broken up into, and I'm a uses as a career summary. So if you're looking at the resume, templates are trying to create your own. At least you have an idea of what to look. So looking at the innovative and dynamic Lee generation specialists and closer who accumulated over $20,000 sales via email and through pre qualified phone sessions so very short and simple, I know for sure I have a title. I know exactly what I can actually bring to the table. As an employer, I know what you can bring to the table. And I have an idea if within the first you know, eight seconds of seeing this resume, I know for sure for certainty that this is somebody who is a potential candidate now going from here. I do want you to know that we do want to put a lot of soft skills into this. So if you look at your titles, if you look at your power Vertes. If you look at shore selling ads, you know for sure you want to do a lot of selling nuts and your power verbs. Not so much your titles, because once you list your titles, you don't have to repeat it again. Onley. If it's related to a work history, so understand that you want more power verbs and more selling adjectives. So let's let's go ahead and craft this out. Innovators. You're an innovative and dynamic lead generation specialists. Yada, yada, yada, whatever flexible and adapt. It's flexible to be cross trained and, as needed to staff any let's just say, workforce shortages and adaptable in learning new skill sex able to work under high pressure situations and collaborate efficiently with other colleagues to ensure, Ah, business efficacy can be, um, now I'm going off the top of my head, Um, maximize on a daily basis. Areas of expertise include Now I know for sure there's there's a lot of misspelling guys, but do bear with me as I'm making this along as I go. All right, So what exactly do we got? Where an innovative and dynamic lead generation specialists and closer who accumulate over $20,000 I'm a go ahead and just put a little in sales via email and through pre qualified phone sessions, flexible to be cross strait as needed to staff any workforce shortages and adaptable in learning new skill sets. This essentially says that you are a team player. You have no problem being crossed, trained in in a specific skill or programmed that says, this means that you're you're willing to go the extra step and and essentially try to help the business as a whole. Your you're not. You're not alone. Wolf and being adaptable and learning new skill sets is exactly how how you can be cross trained into that. You're able to work under high pressure situations and collaborate efficiently with other colleagues to ensure business efficacy can be maximized on a daily basis. What this says is that you have no problem with high pressure settings when things get super crazy and in a moment's notice, people are freaking out. You can maintain your cool. That's what this is saying. It's also saying that you can collaborate efficiently, meaning that you're really good with other people. Um, and you want to ensure that the business is is working at a high performance on a daily basis. Your areas of expertise include now what? What this is saying are all the soft skills, the work ethic, the team collaboration, the coaching mentality. This is showing that you don't think about just yourself. This is showing you think about everybody as a whole, and that's what this this is doing This is a career summary. Now note that you can create this underneath your title for your, um, for your for your resume, But you can also use these little career summaries into every job that you had. So let's say you start out as a marketing assistant, and then you became a marketing coordinator, and then you became a marketing director. You can create little summaries of what you did on a daily basis, so let's save your marketing assistant. All you did was Ford e mails to the marketing coordinator. That's perfectly fine. Go ahead and say that you understand the administrative side of things. Now let's say you did the coordination and you're actually closing people on the phone and you are doing, you know, the lead generation. And in closing, that's perfectly fine. Say that, too. But let's say you're in the marketing, your marketing director or sales director. Now you're actually teaching people that techniques on how do I actually close in sale and market Better. As you can see, there is a progression of what you've done, you know, from assistance coordinator to director, and I want you to start thinking about that and you could do the same thing for your work history. So again, guys, make sure that you know this is a really good driving force when you put this underneath every title, every job you have because it gives employers just a little glimpse, a little glimpse of where you acquired it. And it is the driving force to the proof behind it, cause you know exactly what that is. But again, guys, that's essentially what a career summary is, and it could be a work history summary for every job that you have on that that takes care of this section. Let's go ahead and move onto the next one. 13. Where's Your Proof: Let's go ahead and get into the final section of your resume because we've already done the hard part. This is the hard part of putting things together. I know against very tedious, but bear with me. There comes good out of it when it comes to after finishing on your listing notes after finishing all your summaries after crafting everything, you need proof just like a copywriter. They need proof. They need testimony. And there are really only four kind of testimonies that you can get, depending on what you've done and how you've done. So if you have any awards, if you have any publications. If you have any honorable mentions now, this can kind of be in in somewhere where awards are given. You do want to put that in there. You do want to put that in there, and you could actually put this into your career. Summary. So if you say something an innovative and dynamic lead generation specials and closer who has a made employee of the month five times in a row in three years breaking a record, you can put that in your career summary, and that's perfectly OK. Be willing to bend. The rules understand that there are rules, and then there are exceptions. You want to be the exception and not the road. So so be willing t kind of be risque on your on your summaries and your descriptions. When it comes to your proof, the awards and publications and honorable mentions, whether in academia or you're talking to somebody who's trying to get, like a like academic job or anything like that be you could you could either put this in your career summary or you could create separate sections. Of course, I have the temple it out for you, so adjusted as you see fit. But this is gonna be part of your proof for said job description. Or four said a job opportunity that you that you had. But the last thing that you do want to put are your references. Now your references are going to play a very important role for the employer to see if you are who they're really talking about. This is to ensure what kind of employee you are. They want to see how you worked, and you know, if there is any particular reason why you left the job and you want to break it down into three people. I always say that this this is the beauty off the reservation, and you always want to put this either on a separate document, but never on the resume. Now, you can do this, but make sure that is very professional. I prefer that if you're gonna create a reference list, keep it as a step for documents. So you have something extra to give your employer. You're always gonna want at least one mentor, three colleagues or pierce and, uh, not necessarily an acquaintance. But you do want a really good friend, Andi. I say this because when it comes to your references, they want to see if your cultural, which would be your mentor if you have more than one mentor, go for it, please. By all means go. More mentors about Ah, lot of people don't. But I do want you to know that that that's always a good thing to have when it comes to colleagues or peers. People want to know whether it's for the previous job or current job. They want to know how well you work on def. If you can't find any of those, if you can only find 11 and one, make sure this is a really good friend that she could rely on. If this is a kind of friend to say, who is that? It's probably not not the best idea, but again, guys, this is a This is a rather short section because this this key factor really goes to your judgment on on your work ethic and how you work. This is why it's very important for you not to burn bridges, but if worst case scenario one, one and one and you should be good because you do want at least three references. But the golden started would be five references. So essentially, guys, that's a sense that that wraps up this this section. I know it's sure it's simple. You could either do this again, as I said on a separate sheet of paper, as I prefer, or you could put it on your resume. But again, it is your judgment call. Know that I will give you the reference list template that I use, and with the description on how to pretty ones have that it's gonna be pre formatted, argue for ready it's gonna be pre formatted for you already. And other than that, let's go ahead and get on to the next section. 14. Writing A Cover Letter: welcome back them in this section. We're going to be talking about covered letters. Now, there are a lot of people who think that cover letters are very difficult to do. But in a way, all it is is a response to a job advertisement. You're just showing your personality to that degree. So what I mean is, if your resume is backing up, what you've accomplished the knowledge, skills and abilities that you've have the things that you've acquired during your your career performance, you want to be able to back that up on a personal note. So the easiest way to explain this is if I can see what you can do logically, right on your resume on your CV, whatever it is that you're using, well, I need to be able to see Do you have a personality behind you? Meaning? Do you have the soft skills? Do you know how to persuade someone? Do you know how to sell? Do you know how to close? Because if you have to think about it In essence, a cover letter is just you conveying, Ah, better version of which you would see in the resume or in the C V. It doesn't matter. We're going to be discussing how toe essentially go through a cover letter, know what's a put, why to put it. And in that case, so if you get the dummy cover letter that I have, it's a template. Now the template is gonna be rather straightforward. So let's go ahead and talk about the top and work our way down to the bottom, as you could see. Right here we have my name, Christian Grain and just like, your resume could go ahead and put your degree and you could go ahead and put your certification and or license. If you have it, you can put your street address City State zip cell email. The reason why you want to do this is because it's gonna allow you the opportunity to get a phone call back or an email back, and most of the time you want to be able to be ready for when that happens. So the way it works is that when it comes to assessing this, this is already going to be set for you in Microsoft Word. If you use Google docks, then you're gonna have to toggle it a little bit just when it comes to the margins. So right now you want toe, lay it out as the position you are applying for. So if you're applying for a A CEO position seal Oh, mid level manager position, you want to say toe which specific job this is gonna be completely different in your resume and cover letter title. Now, the titles for you to establish a foundation that you notice, right. You could be a special projects coordinator. You could be a liaison, a community out reach specialist, whatever. Whatever it is that you do the position are applying for is gonna be specific. Meaning if I am a special projects coordinator on my resume or my CV, But the position you're applying for is a projects manager. Then you're gonna want to say projects manager, there's just you. It's gonna be two completely different paths, but you're still aligning the same goals. The second thing you're gonna be doing is talking about your company name. So the company name that you're applying for you want a tailor to that as well as the location? Because some companies have different offices and if you don't put which office? It's not gonna make sense if they see your street address and you're in Texas. But the company you're applying forward is headquartered in Massachusetts. Then they're going to be like, Why is he applying toe Massachusetts in Texas? Why does he want that? So you do want to be specific to that location. Now, I have this set up in terms of deer intro Body closing called Action. I want you to delete these when you start using this. So intro body closing called the action. I do want you to delete that because it's gonna be a relevant. I just wanted to give you a layout of how things are going to be set in stone once we start crafting this cover letter one of the best things about the intro when it comes to who you're speaking to, if you could get a specific name, you did your research. Arlington, you did your research on Google or you did your research on Glassdoor. Whatever the case may be, if you could find the specific person who's hiring or just one of the hiring managers, you're gonna show that you did your research and that is the best part about job hunting has joined the research because when you find specific people and or even if you have a tailor to the CEO, Seo Oh, it shows that you're actually cognizant your proactive and going into that company, and it's going to build a much more personal touch when it comes to the intro here. All you're doing is just establishing that you did research and that you want this position for this company. Now, the easiest way to talk about the intro is essentially state that you're interested in this job. I would like the opportunity to get interviewed for this job, but you're going to make it about them, because when you hook them, we're gonna be talking about why you are a good fit in the body and in the closing the body is gonna be a big portion of the cover letter, and with the cover letter, the body is going to go into two things. So the body is showing your proof. When it comes to your proof, it's Were you any kind of leader or did you have any responsibilities? Did you make any did you exceed in any sales quotas. You want to be very specific in the body and the body is you showing with valid data that you managed this. You exceeded this expectation. You want to give the deep dive without going to much? The body should be anywhere from 3 to 5 sentences. That intro should be about 2 to 3. So we have 2 to 3, and then we have 3 to 5. The closing is gonna be your passion behind your proof. So, for example, I'm going to kind of go ahead and say this. If you are a event coordinator and you manage events or whatever the case may be in the body, you're going to be talking about how you handled a gala of 500 people and people were so impressed you had a 92% success rate of feedback showing that kind of quantitative proof as an event coordinator in the body. Now, in the closing, we're gonna be talking about your passion behind event coordinating. Why are you passionate? Why are you trying to ensure that when you're this event coordinator, that the reason why you do because of whatever it is that you do, is because you have a passion behind it, you have a drive. So in the closing, in short, I am an event coordinator. I did all this good stuff in the closing. You're saying it's because it's going to make the distinction between a bad review of the company or a good review of the company. So let's just say this event coordination ended up being something like, I have seen events where ban Shoah plates and the food is cold and people were just eager to get out, as opposed to the band is very lively and and the food was spectacular and it wasn't drawn , and everything was just so on par. It makes people want to come back to the company, come back to those events that is gonna be the big distinction between the body and the closing. Your body is your quantitative proof. Your closing is your passion that drives you to establish that quantitative proof. And then the kauto action is gonna be you closing everything as a whole saying, nonetheless, if you need any additional info, you can reach me at this number, you're literally telling them, Reach me at this number or this email If you want to see some of the events that I've done or some of the reviews, I have a website have a portfolio. It could be anything. Whatever it is that you're doing, the way it's broken up is Intro is I'm interested to become part of your team. The second is the body of your quantitative proof. The closing is your passion that backs up that quantitative proof, and your call to action is saying, If you want to get in, touch me, here it is. But if you need more research on your end, here's my pro folio. Here's a website. Here's reviews that I did on this that's gonna be created for you. And then in the sincerely in the sincerely portion, you're just signing off in saying sincerely, Christian Grey, a cover letter shouldn't be that hard to do. You shouldn't over think it, because once you establish a quantitative proof, taking out the big accomplishments that you haven't recovered later Taylor to that position that you're applying for your passion is going to come out, and that's where the personality comes in. If you try to be very fancy and try to make it sound so magnanimous it's never gonna work. And if you need help trying to get these words together, then use those cheat sheets that I established for you Selling ads and the power verbs are gonna pay a very big portion into establishing your cover letter, so I don't want you to overthink this. It's very easy to do. You're just established essentially putting your resume into a short and concise selling advertisement to the company that you're applying to. So let me know what you think. Guys, I hope you really got a lot of value of this video. If you have any questions, comments, concerns and make sure you let me know down in the comments section or in the F A Q. Again, guys, I'm always here to reach out. Let's go ahead and get into the next section. 15. You Are Protected: welcome back to the applicants hired masterclass in this section. We're gonna be going over exactly. Once you have sent off your SME. Once you've crafted it, you generated together. What do you need to know from here on out? And believe it or not, there are a lot of. There are a lot of things that most people aren't aware of primarily just because they they simply just don't know. And it's It's not because out of, you know, that they're stubborn. Anything like it's just out of ignorance. You won't know any better. But remember, looking back in the other sections were talking about your Rome of whatever it is that you find applying for and your responsibilities. What do you have to do in that role? But I also listen. Another are in that, and it's called your rights. What are your rights as an employee? And a lot of people oversee that now every workplace is gonna be different. And I say this because I myself have been in positions where the person who was above me wasn't the best person to work for. So going from here there is a couple of of legal things that I do want to talk about now. I am by no way an attorney or a certified professional human resource is manager. But I do understand enough about what can and cannot be asked mainly because I also was a recruiter for corporate America, and this was something that was embedded in my mind set whenever I was screaming candidates for the Title seven of the Civil Rights Act. You're protected that employers cannot determine your employment, depending on your race, national origin, ethnicity, color, sex, age, marital status and also the American Disabilities Act. They cannot discriminate your employment for your physical or mental disabilities or anything like that. Now, because I am not an attorney, I do want to post some resource is down. The low in your resource is section just to give you a little bit of inside of what she should be looking for. So if you ever come across a new employer who is asking if you're married or not, that is not something that can ask. Now, if you openly share that you're married or let's say you have a ring on your left finger. Yes, those air indicators, but those indicators cannot be addressed in that moment. Or at least that's what's based on the E, e, O. C. Or Civil Rights Act. The EOE sees Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and they're the ones that essentially oversee stuff like that s o again I'm opposed to This resource is down for you because I do want you know, that you are protected any time you apply for a job. Now there are some some some limitation. So, guys, do your due diligence of getting all that information figured out. So again, just note that when you start getting phone calls and screen calls and screaming the most, you are protected and there are certain things that employer cannot ask you. But also that's this is for your own protection as well. That wraps it up for this section. Just want to give you a brief overview. Let's go ahead and get into the next one 16. Do You Remember? (Follow Ups): in this section. We're going to be disgusting on what you need to do when you start applying, so you already know that you're protected. But going from here, I do want you to know that when you start applying, it's gonna take some time in some situations for you to actually get feedback. And I do want you to do a little exercise for yourself. Whenever you start applying for jobs, keep us spread sheet. When you start applying for jobs, you do want to be able to keep track of what you have or have not applied for, because whether it's Zip recruiter or its monster or its indeed, you want to know who you apply to and what, and this really goes into your market research. When you think about it, a job hosting is nothing more than advertisement. It's an advertisement for people, and for those people you're trying to get them into the door and riel in, You know, high performance people. You have to think that your high performance, that's what employers are looking for. But you also want to put into consideration that you have to remember who you apply to and why So whenever you apply to something, whether you're applying blindly, which I don't recommend or Europe find strategically meaning that you're actually doing company due diligence and you're looking into you know why they originated, what they're looking for. That's essentially the things that if you, for whatever job you apply for, you have to keep a spreadsheet. So what I mean is, keep a spread. She you want to keep this French street of who you applied to, why you applied them for what position you applied to and also any key factors or any any particular characteristics that stood out. So go ahead and keep a spreadsheet, because if you get a call, you want to be able to keep that on him. And I do want to give you a little bit of an idea. Right now I have my phone, and right here I have my Google drive. If I have my Google drive set up to where I can have a spreadsheet in my cloud and just say , who did I apply to when? Why characteristics that stood out When you get a phone screening call or anything like that, it's gonna allow you to just go on your phone. See why you applied really quick options. And you're like, Oh, OK, now I know why applied and you can continue from there. I say this because a lot of people have gone into situations where they'll pick up the phone and there, Like, who is this? And they're saying, I am Joe Blow from Joe Blows air conditioning Company. You applied for the position of marketing the sister, and then you're there with a very silent hold in your life. Um, I don't remember applying for that. You don't want that. You want to know a little bit about the company you apply to and wife. So that wraps it up for this section. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, you know where to find me. Let's go ahead and move to the next 17. The Lateral Thinking Method (Overcome Interview Anxiety): What is going on? Guys, welcome back to the applicants hired masterclass in this section. We're going to go over what the D lateral thinking method is now. I already haven't laid out for you, but the lateral thinking method is an abstract concept that you're thinking inside the box . And a lot of people, for the longest time, have been taught to think in a sequential order. So that means if you start at step one, you have to go to step two. If you go to step two, you go to step three. In a perfect world, Yes, that would work. But obviously that's not gonna work now, given in the sense that you have to think for yourself and the lateral thinking method is for you to think outside the box. So if we look at this picture here and we're gonna do a little bit of drying, so bear with me. If we look at this picture here, we can see that this person is stuck in order to get to his goal. This person is stuck right here, right there is a box this this metaphorical box that he cannot get where it is a B See, Technically, this is C, but you cannot get to see cause you're in a box. But if he were to think outside of it, move out and then come here. Now he can find a way whether this is a rope of whether this is a ladder or whether he decides to just get a whole bunch of trash and just stack it up on top and try to do that. That is a lateral thinking message. And the lateral thinking method means that if you ever feel like you're stuck in a box, you most likely are. So you either have to address the problem head on. Very, very, very, Very rarely will you do that or you have to find a way to change the underlying quote unquote premise of what the question is being asked. So when you get into the interview room, if you have a very difficult question that you're on searching about, you have ah 100 options you can think of, but not a lot. So let me go ahead and give you an idea. So we're gonna go ahead and change a new idea. New don't save. So what? We're going to think about is this line and this line to success. We're gonna go ahead and put success here, so just understand that this is kind of a gate, right? This is kind of a gate, and it's protected by a password. Well, you need to understand what the lateral thinking method is if you are in a box, right. This is my medical four metaphorical box. Put a little stick figure, man right here. I can do ah, 1,000,000,000 things here. Go ahead, put zeros. I can put 1000 things in this bucks, and it will never get me two point success because I'm hitting a long. But if I can think of the gate this this idea that there's a gate and the password and change the premise, I can finally pass through and get to success because there's only gonna be few passwords that are gonna allow me to get through this gate. Few passwords. Think about that, and I'm gonna go ahead and lay a couple of scenarios. At this point. There have been some questions that some of my clients will ask me that they don't know how to answer, and I'm gonna give you the two ones that that were very astonishing or that just really stood out. The first question Waas One of my clients was in an interview room and they brought him in . They had his resume enhance, and they asked him, Well, you seem very qualified, but tell me about one of your weaknesses and how you deal with them. And he answered it literally. So he thought inside the box, and we're gonna go ahead and change things up here, put this here. We're gonna think literal. So if you think, literally, answer them literally and say, What are your weaknesses? His response that he gets too caught up in detail and sometimes he gets very anxious because he doesn't know what to do. And he did. He answered the question. That is my weakness. I get too caught up on the details and I don't know what to do. So he was in a position where? Where? They asked them, Ah, question that could have been open ended or close ended, and he decided to go clothes. So think about this for yourself. For a minute, he said, I just felt like I really screwed up that question after after the interview room, he didn't get the job opportunity and he asked me, How do I answer that question? And I want to give you another way to think about that question that was asked, What is one of your weaknesses and how do you do with them? And I told him, This is how you're gonna answer that because you don't you don't answer it literally. You answer it abstract Lee, and it's I don't know everything. But the beauty about it is that I'm perfectly aware of what my strengths and weaknesses are . The fact that I ending to improve myself every day, get my weaknesses to the best of my abilities, but really focus on my strengths. So if you look at my resume, these are my strengths. This is what I'm good at. Am I gonna admit that there are some things I don't know? There's so much I don't know, but I won't be aware and ask for help. That's I'm gonna ask you that I don't understand something, and I could have explained maybe two or three times. But once I get it, I understand it. I comprehend it. I can master it and then help mentor somebody so that what I learned matters that was a much better answer than actually answering literally. That answer was the password to success. So that is kind of the idea that I want you to think in the lateral thinking method. Think not literally think abstract Lee, If you feel like you're stuck in the box, how can you get out of it? How can you pass that gate and the 1000 ways that you're stuck in here to get through here ? Another situation? Waas. I had one of my clients who asked me, You know, I'm getting all these job opportunities to change my career path. I've been stuck in the same career, same industry, saying essentially building for the past 20 years and I want to make a change now I do want to make a change in the sense that it's I'm still in the education field. I'm just in a different subject and I need to know, you know how when they're asking me, why should we hire you in the sense that you know how to do the fundamental skill, but not in this area. And she made an acronym called Rope, So I want to go ahead and discuss a little bit about rope. Are O. P if? And what she said is, whenever you teach somebody anybody, you need routine about that wrong. You need routine organization procedure, an expectation that is a fundamental acronym, fundamental skill, fundamental mindset that whenever you teach somebody, when you educate somebody you need a routine, you need an organization, you need order in. Whatever it is that you want to deliver, you need tohave it in a routine basis. You need a procedure that is going to make it easier through an organized routine, and you want to really have that expectation because with expectation comes encouragement, and that is the rope acronym, he says. It doesn't matter what I teach so long as I have a routine organization procedure, expectation and then I can deliver encouragement because, she said, it's not the fact that my students are giving me a hard time. They are having a hard time, and I need to be able to be aware about that. So that is a lateral thinking method unraveled. Now I'm going to give you a little bit of scenarios where there may be certain questions that you may not have a lot of confidence in. Or maybe it's just one of those things where you're like thes five most difficult questions that employers ask. How do I think outside the box? You do have to think for yourself. You do have to think of How can I answer this better? So that wraps it up for the lateral thinking method. Thank you very much for tuning in. Make sure you check out the resource is below. Let's go ahead and get into the next section. 18. Be Prepared & Always Follow Up With Value: welcome back to the applicants hired massive cost in this section, we're going to be discussing on what you need to do to be prepared for the interview. Now, when it comes Teoh interviews, I know they can be very nerve wrecking it. Can they? It could almost be like anxieties kicking in your nervous. You have no idea what to do. But Beijing school Ian said. This and anxiety is nothing more than anticipation for future pain. Now that was, of course, paraphrasing it. I do want you know that it's perfectly OK to have anxiety, but if you go in blindly if you go in just really trying toe win, get, you're gonna be very unprepared. And preparation is actually key to 10. Essentially, anyone interview that you go to well, you need to understand is an interview. Is nothing more than a clarification of uncertainty? So the question is, is that you have employers who are curious hire managers that are curious, but now what they would they want to know a little bit about you. They want to know a little bit about what you stand for, and I know there was a lot of preparation coming into to this section to pretty much the entire applicants hired masterclass. But that's because preparation is key. Don't be perfect. Just make progress. Don't be an analysis Paralysis. Just take action as long as you have 80% of your stuff figured out, the 20% be willing to screw that up. Be willing to understand that there are some quote unquote anomalies you cannot control that one thing, that one occurrence that one situation. That one scenario that you just can't be. And that's perfectly okay, because it wasn't meant to be. You have to have hope. You have to have faith, but I do want you to be prepared. Whenever you come into an interview, you don't know what to expect. You could be put into a room. It could be a video call. It could be a panel interview where you have multiple employers asking you questions. Don't be intimidated. As a matter of fact, if you have multiple employers asking you, that's because they are curious. They need more than one person. They need more than one point of view for that, and the easiest way to do that is when you come in be prepared. Be prepared with A nope ed with question that you already have toe. Ask about the company. Be prepared to have multiple copies, multiple copies of your resume and your curriculum, but I your cover letter, a reference list. Anything like that always follow up with value and the thing that when it comes to interviews, if you have multiple interviews lined up back to back do research on the company. As I said before in the Do you Remember section telling you to lay out Who did you apply to ? Why, for what position? And after you researched Oppa's the positions that you're looking for. Were there any key factors or any determining factors that a lot that made you want to apply anything that really do in? You want to emphasize those things really emphasize that you want to be there for the company and that you want to grow with it but also know that some companies are destined to fail, and that's perfectly fine. There's no such thing as a guarantee, which is what I tell people. You people clients. There's no such thing as a guarantee in anything, but we all look for it. You have to take that risk. You have to be a little risque in in being prepared. But again, you do have to be prepared. When taking rest, you have to take calculated risk. So going from here, I want you to write, write down a few things. The first thing that you're going to need to do is one. Be very well dressed. Now if I have to tell you exactly what is professional, where obviously you have not done a lot of the diligence about that and you're gonna have to do your own research because there is a thing called looking trashy and then looking professional. There's a thing as being very provocative, and there's a thing being very pristine, So know the difference between that. Another thing that you also want to prepare for it is having multiple copies of your portfolio. And if you can go ahead and have those either in a digital flash drive, if you have to risk a couple bucks, just if you have to get for example, if you're a graphic designer and you want to give them a couple of a couple of drafts, go ahead and do that if you have to put it on a flash, drive in and risk $5 just to get a project or just to get a a salary, go for it. It doesn't matter. Next thing you want to do is insure toe. Have questions. For fair, I always say, Have a no pad with questions already planned out and make sure you have a pen. In some cases, you can, of course, get the pen from the employer. But if you show up prepared, show up on time, ready to work. And if you show up 15 minutes earlier and show that you're there, I've been in interviews where I've been there 45 minutes early, and I literally have been in the interview room for, like an hour, hour and 15 minutes our in 30 minutes at best. So I want you to know that preparation is keen. Time management is key. You know, showing up late is unacceptable and know that you always want to follow up with valley. So when you finish the interview process when you finish everything, understand that if you, if they're going to most likely give you a card or a contact number. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me if you can follow up and say if if there's anything you need or if you have something when you're taking your notes with the questions that you ask the employer with with the job opportunity. If there is, like any late thoughts saying, Hey, I think I found a way to fix that current problem you're facing Is this something of an idea that you're looking for? It's something that came to mind show up with value. It's not gonna be obvious. But if you can show up after the interview, email or call in or contact them, say, Hey, I remember writing down the snow and I came up with an idea. Is this something that you have been working on? Would you think this would work? They say Yes. Okay, great. That may help you get the job if they say no, but thank you very much for following up with that. That shows initiative that you're willing to go out of your way and do that, so that wraps it up for this section. Make sure you be prepared. Makes you always try to follow up with value, whether it's email tax with the references with a portfolio, anything, just take initiative that that you are there for them as much as they're there for you. Thank you very much for turning men. Let's go ahead and get into the next section. 19. You Are On Probation: What is going on, guys, Thank you very much for tuning in for the final section of the applicants are hired masterclass In this section, we're just gonna be wrapping up a few things of what you need to know once you're employed . Now, when once you're employed, it really both down to the the notion that you are on probation. Now, whether you are a contract ID employees or you are a salaried employee w 2 10 99 It doesn't matter what your employment is. What I want to let you know is that you're always on probation. And I say this is because in some cases, when you sign your contract your employment contract, you have to read in the fine lines of why can you be terminated now? Generally, for most most businesses, they have a 30 60 90 day or even 180 probationary period. This is where that they're going to take you through, or they were supposed to take you through a train in the development process, and they're gonna monitor your capabilities closely. Now. A lot of people are always in depression because it's it's easy to get the job now, the next question is, how do you keep the job? And that's really the determining factor. A lot of people are under the assumption you or anybody else. You know that once they get the job, that they're all good. That's not the case because employers want to see if you can actually do the job that your resume said that she can do. You beat the interview room. You You went ahead and overcame all those difficult interview questions, but now it's putting your skills to the test. Some places may give you a training and development programme. Other places may not. The question is, is that Is that something that that you're okay with? If you have to be self taught or if you're okay with their training development program nonetheless going from there with your probationary period, you need to understand that, I mean, and this is something that's gonna be very outside very outside the box. But you may run into situations where there are labor unions and then you have certain clauses in the contract that you signed. You really want to put a deep dive into that because let's say you are on a 90 day probation probationary period. That's essentially what what the day is. The next thing is OK. Are you an at will employee? And an at will employee essentially means that you could be fired for any reason or no reason at all, minus the fact that it's not for legal reasons such as race, gender, identity, a national origin, culture, that kind of stuff. So what the resource is I gave you in the with regarding Title seven in 80 A. You know somebody can't fire you because you're Hispanic, that somebody can't fire you because you are a female. There has to be a call is dependent on your work performance. So the way I always approach these kinds of situations with my clients is, well, it really boils down to the work culture. And if you have awesome work culture and and then you're gonna want to work there. But if you are, if you are belittled and condescended and patronized, and that's not something that you want to do, and it shouldn't be where you put yourself in a position where you're constantly stress, so the way I always act where whenever I work with anybody act as if I'm always on probation. I act as if I always have a chip on my shoulder, because in life there is no guarantee. And you have to in just understand that even with certain contracts and clauses and unions and and whatever labour relations that you're stuck in or the company stuck in or whoever supporting your employment, there's really no guarantee. But you have to be able to be okay with you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all in a majority of the at will states and when you start employment, wherever it is that you're starting employment to read between the fine lines of where you do and do not stand in terms of employment. So anyway, guys, thanks very much for tuning in. I hope you got a lot of value out of this one. And so next time, take care 20. Strive For Progress: what is going on from welcome back to the applicant tired masterclass in this section. We're going to go ahead and talk about promotions now. This promotions is really going to be tailored to people who are in a very structured setting and a structure set into something where you're not freelancing or anything like that. If you are self employed, it's one thing. But if you are employed by somebody else, the question is, Is that now that you've gotten the job flow on, boarding is an ongoing progression, just like professional development, personal growth. It's an ongoing development you have to keep. You have to keep progressing in your knowledge, skills and abilities. If you want to succeed in life, and then that's really what it boils down to is, once you get the job, you're really hard. You know you pass an interview room has to see past that. The next step is how do I get better? What else can I learn? A lot of people, especially the kind that I have been speaking to. They always had a peak. They hit a peak work. It's like a flat line. So they were here. They dropped down there here, the job down there here, the drop down and then they hit a peak and a flat lying. And that is. And in some cases, when they flatlined, they just digress, because now it's become more of a burden. Now it's become more of a chore. Now it's become more of of like, a really bad task that you have to manage if you lose passion. If you lose passion and in your in your field or in your industry there, there's a lot of reason why it may be because of bad leadership and maybe because there's there's no challenges anymore. Maybe because you've been passed on for promotion, promotion and maybe because the people you work with are not the best people, and it creates a very toxic work environment. You always want to strive for progress. So whether it's with in the industry or company that you're in or whether you have to look outside of it, I do want you to know that wherever it is that you go, if you feel a peak coming, if you feel like you're gonna hit a flat line, then because you've been in this applicants hired masterclass. The next step is to really, you know, Recraft. Your resume Recraft her portfolio. Get your references. Prepare for the best thing that's yet to come because the last thing you ever want is toe. It's a never never, never see progression, never see, see success, never see any sort of movement towards. So where you want to be and in some cases, their companies, who have 16,000 employees, which is rather large just for one you know, one sector, one business unit or for one office. That is a lot of employees all striving for that promotion. It is a locked, but if you want to be the exception and not the rule, you have to be different. You have to go ahead and have to take the risk of just like an entrepreneur would just like an employer. Would you have tow ensure that you're willing to to challenge the fact that you don't think inside the box. The lateral thinking method is for you to think outside the box, find any other way for you to get to where you want to be, so understand that once you once you enter whatever industry, whatever feel that you're in. Always look for progression. And if the company that you end up going with or the organization that decides to bring you onto their team literally tells you that you're capped out than it, it's the best. Next suggestion is to find someone that will value what you're worth and wants to see you grow. So that's That's the tunes in for this section. Guys, let's go ahead and get into the next one. 21. This Is What Employers Want: welcome back to the final lecture of the applicants hired masterclass. I hope you got a lot of value out of this course. Just know that I'm always looking forward to your feedback. And if you have any questions, comes to concerns, you know where to find me. But I do want to know that in the end, after everything you've learned at this point, you've learned everything that I could possibly teach you about everything that I could possibly teach you about on boarding, about how to get a job, how to write a resume. What is it that people are looking for and what they aren't? But getting the job is easy. Sustaining a career is really the hard part because you're gonna have ups and downs. And when I tell you this, it's because I myself have had my failures. I've also had my successes, but I had tell fail in order to see what was it that I could do different in order to move on and move forward in my career. And quite simply, I don't want to let you know that there are certain things that I can't teach you in regards to two on boarding to your career performance to to your overall work work progression. And that's what I want you to know from here. When it comes to getting a job or starting a career, or maybe you're freelancing. There are certain things that can't be taught. You have to develop these over time, and it really goes back into motives and really your overall motivation factor. How motivated are you are to get the job done? How driven internally are you to get the job done? Some people rely on money to do a job because it's motivated. But when you have passion, when you have the sense of of worth that you need to fulfill it, that that's when you're being driven and there are certain things that I can't teach you because you have to develop them over time and one of those things is work ethic. I cannot teach you toe work hard. I cannot teach you how to manage your time. Now I know there's some forces out there that show you about time productivity, but it really goes back into your drive and your motivating factors that allow you to manage your time because it's fast paced environments. You can get quite hectic that Hey, you know, you have to really know to the tea how to spend your time and use it. Why's that? You have to know the what what the day brings in. So you know where to put certain certain task duties and responsibilities to get it done. Another thing is going out of your way and doing just a little bit more just a little bit extra. So if you know someone needs helping, you have 100 things to do. And you know that that if you help the one person that's next to you or below you, who's struggling, that shows team collaboration. And that's what people look for. And and really, that goes into the fact that you know for sure that you have the empathy and the soft goes and the people skills off. Let me help you with this problem, and then then, in one case, can you help me with mine because you're good at it and I have that one skill or that just a little bit more insight than you do to help you. I can teach you that you have to be willing to go out of your way. You have to be willing to to to really think outside the box of just not not just not yourself. Another thing is being prepared and taking action. So I give you this skill I gave you. All these resource is I give you everything that I can. But are you prepared to take action? Are you prepared, Teoh actually craft a resume and then submit it and then be willing to get a rejection. And are you content with receiving a rejection? Okay, If that's the case, then maybe you could tweak a little bit more Whether this isn't your just on the resume or whether it's in your field. Are you willing to take action and see, like, Okay, I'm willing to take this risk doesn't work. Okay, let me do it again. But I don't know everything. You have to be willing to take the risk. You have to be willing to take the challenge because if you're not challenged, you're just gonna be there flatlining because you don't know where to go next. You need to be challenged, and that goes with you doing extra and showing initiative of what more can I contribute with what I know here and with what I can do, what more can I contribute back? And when it comes to that, All in all, it's also being cultural and having the energy and enthusiasm that shows that passion. Now. A lot of people think they know everything. You're never going to know everything or, you know, they just don't have the passion that they're truly un empathetic. They generally don't care. It's just a job for them, not a career. It's not a passion. They're there just to get by. So there's one thing when when you meet expectations to another thing when you would see them, are you always aiming to do better? Are you always aiming to ju more than what's on your plate? Because that's what shows your drive. That's what shows your passion and really are. Are you showing that you can do more for the organization or company that you're working for now, whether you're freelancing or for somebody else, Or maybe maybe you take this skill, this resume writing skill and and you want to help coach people Well, are you looking into graduate programs? Are you looking into outside resource is, Are you asking people who are in the field? You know, pay? I have this one client who wants to get toe Financial analysis doesn't have the skill during the financial analysis. What is your take on how you bring in people new people into your business? And what, what are you looking for? That is showing initiative, and then when you contribute that information back, it helps save them time, money, effort, interest toe to get to where they want to be. That and being cultural means to be able to take constructive criticism, whether whether it's from your clients or whether it's from your mentors or whether it's from your peers. Can you take constructive criticism? Hey, you're not doing a good job, but I know what what you can do to make it better. You have to be willing to remove your ego. And so that was That's what wraps it up. Guys, I hope you really got a lot of that of this master class. I really appreciate your feedback when it's do. And if you have any questions, comments, concerns, you know where to find me. Until then, stay tuned. Take care 22. LinkedIn Profile Optimization (An Overview): What is going on? Fam, thank you very much for tuning in. Today we're gonna be talking about how toe optimize your linked in profile. Lincoln is still a really good platform for getting organic growth and organic constants or whether you're a business owner or whether you are a employees E if you want to become employed. If you're a college student trying to get a job nowadays, you do want to definitely start working on your linked in profile because it's gonna allow you to be seen in the virtual world. Now, recruiters, hiring managers and employers are gonna want to see if you have that option available. And although it's not necessarily tanners to be your resume or CV, having a good profile is gonna allow you to get the traction you want or at least see in a digital form, kind of like a snapshot of what she can bring to the table. Now, From what you can see here, I actually do have my business linked in profile, and I'm gonna go over a few tips and tricks and how to get that started and what you should start doing for yourself now if we look over here in the headline right here. Where? Says author, blogger, career consultant. Being able to create this, you don't have to be a graphic designer to create it. You can go to a place like canvas dot com, and you can create a linked in banner. It doesn't have to be anything complex. It doesn't have to be anything perplexing. But if you find something that you resonate with, go ahead and put that in there. It's better than having just a default ringtone banner. The next thing you're gonna want to do is go to your edit public profile and you are no, this is gonna allow you to have this little section Lincoln dot com in Christian Grey. To be able to go ahead and change that and tailor it to you, you don't want something that's generic. You want to make it personal when it comes to the headline here for me, because this is my business profile, I want to target my audience. So my audience is removing the workplace stigma, helping introverts attract, developed and keep a players who soft skills training. So when someone comes on my links and profile page, this landing page. They're saying that I'm a mental health advocate for removing the workplace Sigma and I'm helping introverts. Introverts can be leaders, organizations, business owners, whoever. But if you're introverted, know that I'm gonna help you. My calls action is a free course when it comes to your profile section. This is where you can have your intro, your about your featured posts, articles, links, media background skills, all that good stuff. But I'm gonna give you an idea of what I did for myself. When it comes here about Paige, if you're a business owner or if you're a consultant, if you're a freelancer, this is gonna be your landing page. It's your free advertisement. Essentially, I can tell people to get my book for free. There's no email this sign of required to tell them exactly how I can help them and the way I'm going to help them as well. And also let them know I have this. When it comes to my featured, they can get my career consultation services, my free course, my free blawg and then my free eBook. When it comes to the activity, that's rather straight forward, my experience is gonna be big key, whether you're an employee or whether you are an employer or independent consultant I have here again. This is more copy organization development in its role most effective form. I'm telling people exactly how I helped them and how I can help them in the way I will help them when it comes to other jobs I held again. I make it very clear that what ideo for Greathouse consultant is part time. I'm not gonna flaunt and tell people that I am a, you know, full time independent consultant. But I have my job. But that's generally because I am doing a lot of things for my full time job. I make it very clear I don't know what I do yet, but if I ever leave, I came back track to that. Let me give you an idea of how you can start assessing your skill set, especially on a LinkedIn profile. As a staffing coordinator, I made it very clear what I do in this person sentence recruiting that scheduling field staff, sourcing candidates, conducting Sprint priest rains and scheduling competency testing. This is what I did as a recruiter and in the matter of what I did it. We resulted in weekly revenue reports averaging 110,000 pro beef. This little sentence shows that I was able to quantify and be able to explain exactly how I can help someone using the knowledge, skills and abilities I acquired as a recruiter. As a staffing coordinator, I made it very clear that it was only four months. I'm not gonna lie on that. It was in health care. That was my title. But I also listened out what I did whenever came to stuff that I did. I always say, Quantify. All schedule should be kept in current updated dealing Can Time by five PM This is a good example on how to explain what you did, how you did it. You did what software through what quantity. All my schedules for my nurses had to be kept current and updated daily in camp time, the software used by five PM and again if you go to my profile, I gave a brief overview of what I did, how I did it as well as my admin assistant. A swell as moving and administer spent more So my education. I made it very clear. I have a bachelor's degree, very straightforward, Delegated for the fall of 2016. This was a couple of stuff I did when it came to associations organizations that I was in. It was Phi Kappa Sigma Sigma Alpha Pi paradigm Clio sales Interfraternity Council don't from you, doctor. If people see they they saw that I was contributing to other organizations other than just following going to class and then going back to my door My license and certification you guys knows well, I don't have a certification. I just provide value. I acquire knowledge I read I trying to give my best back. When it comes to your skills and endorsements, you're more than welcome to take a skills test. I personally don't find that useful for May know my line of work. I find that the more contents and the more value and proof I can provide it oversees the skills tests because results will always be better than what is your competency level I'm looking at What is your fluency level again? If someone endorses you, you could go. Always put that their recommendations I've given to I've received none. I'm perfectly OK with that accomplishments. This is all subjective when it comes to your organization's. I've always put any seven hours workshops, organizations I've been to. So, for example, in January 2019 I went to the high status summit and I gave people a brief overview of what the high status summit Waas. I essentially took this from their landing page for mental winter media that I just went. This is exactly what I did and what the purpose was for it took it from there landing page and Sal Khan essentially was another one that I went to. When you put stuff like this on there now, it could be it could be Tarrant County Bank. Or it could be an organization or nonprofit. Whatever it is you do if you put organizations that people come crossed what kind of organizations you've been to. It does build a little report because people will feel like they know again. My languages are English and Spanish to publications. This could be any academic articles or anything like that. These two so happened to be the books that I've written. So I put that in there with the synopsis and again, a project that I was handling was big band AIDS fundraising when I was in Marquis. So how do you recommend that you start looking at your linked in profile? Don't overthink it. If you have problems optimizing your linked in profile again, you could always use Can va? And when it comes to your profile section stuff like that, you can use the influential titles. You can use the power verbs you can use the selling adjectives. All you're doing is just putting what you would normally call on your resume and CV and taking a different dynamic approach to optimizing this. So consider this your virtual resume and CV without the formality of that made sense. I hope you like this video. If you have any questions, make sure you leave that down in the comments section or try to open up a discussion on this. On some nights, some guys stay tuned. Take care