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The Ultimate Guide to Resume Writing - Part 1/6 - The Start

Hi, I'll be guiding you through a process to write a resume that will astound employers and elevate your successes when networking and job searching. I'll be adding my thoughts with each step in this 6 step process. Some initial thoughts: - It is NEVER too early to write a resume - Putting effort into a resume helps you stand out after you've talked in person to a representative/contact - Resumes reflect YOU, there is no cut and dried way to have a perfect resume, it should tailor to YOUR strengths. - The image of yourself that you establish with you resume is both powerful and long-lasting, a negative image if done wrong, but an extremely good image if done right. All of these points sound good, but let me back these up with some evidence of a good resumes' effectiveness. My personal resume has details about my studies in China, my passion for languages and of my love of sailing. I'm a Mechanical Engineer. None of these things apply to my field. Yet at every career fair and every network event and every interview I've been to, it is these points that come up in conversation and paint a better picture of who I am. Communicating how I handled situations in China and while sailing helped me land interviews and jobs that had seemed beyond my grasp. Let's see what some good effort can do for you!
@sailingperson this is really helpful info! I know that a lot of people like to follow a template thats too rigid, but you're right that personal flair can really improve a resume if done well.
Tips from me for better resume writing. Writing your skills and how it can be helpful to the company in future. General resumes, include skills only, without depicting how it will help to the company.
@caricakes I've heard of a similar story that a roommate told me, where a friend of his got hired to Google after talking to the interviewer about how he created an entire gameboy advance from scratch just so he could play pokemon on something he made himself. Got him the job. The project showed his interest and his skills
I have been to a couple of resume workshops and it seems like companies are now much more interested it who you are as a human being. A Google employee told me that one girl got a job with them because she mentioned that she liked a interesting dog breed and it caught the hiring manager's eye! Good to see life experience is just as important as business experience.
@sailingperson It seems obvious in explanation, but I think many people fear being too creative or stepping too far out of professional bounds while planning their resumes.
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The Ultimate Guide to Resume Writing - Part 2/6 - The Audience
So by now hopefully we've realized why putting effort into writing a resume is important, it helps you stand out when your face isn't there to do the talking for you. I've pulled a couple statistics out of the link above, and I'd like to share those. On average, for every 200 resumes read, one (1), interview will be granted. This gives your resume about 10-20 seconds to make an impression on whomever is reading it. Let's talk about the components that go into making that impression. When writing a resume, you have to know your target audience. Is your target a large, well-established corporation? Chances are you'll be writing a more formal resume. A brand new start-up focused on sending the word "Yo" to anyone with the app (actually exists....)? Changes are your resume will be much more conversationally written. Knowing your audience enables you to tailor both what you list on your resume and how you list it. What values and skills does the target company need? What experiences do you have that will address those? These are two of the main questions to be asking yourself when writing (which we will get to in part 3). I like to ask myself another question here. What superficially unrelated experiences have I had that I can link to the target company/position. For example, when I was applying for positions at a company that works in an international market, detailing my experiences with adapting to foreign environments and customs helped get me interviews and a position there for next summer. Even though these were not always jobs (just travel in many cases), it showcased an adaptability that the company did not know it wanted, and as such made a great impression! Talking about yourself when writing a resume can be an awkward experience, to say the least. It is hard to draw a line between advertising yourself and bragging or being arrogant. Day to day, we don't have to advertise ourselves (generalizations I know), and as such tend to be more modest about accomplishments and skills. A resume is not the place to downplay your achievements. Make assertions about what you have done, and make sure these assertions are based in facts. Don't exaggerate to the point where a past employer would say that your description is inconsistent with the work you did in that position. You want to make sure that you accurately and glowingly describe yourself to whomever reads your resume. To pull another quote from the article I linked, "People more often buy the best advertised product than the best product." You need to show how your combination of skills and mindset (or whatever characteristics you are focusing on) put you at an advantage. You may not have a perfect 4.0 in university, but having a broader skillset can easily make up for differences in abilities. Companies aren't hiring robots, they are hiring people to work within teams and those who can progress and learn. Now we come to an interesting subject, summaries. I have seen resumes that have summaries, I personally do not have one. I feel it is more important to keep your resume to a single side of a single page (at least early in a career) than it is to summarize what you are planning to say in person. Granted, this approach is based on my personal situation, as my resumes are given out in person and are accompanied by conversations with a recruiter or such. For applications online, a summary may be more in order, but I've still left my summary to the cover letter (a more personalized note to whomever/whichever company you are applying to). (I'm thinking about doing explanations about cover letters after I finish my sections on resumes). Long story short, a summary is your choice, but don't get bogged down in tedious wording, it will tire the reader and will get your resume tossed (often literally into a bin). Once you've identified who you are speaking to, what you want to communicate to them, and how you want to do just that, you are ready to start writing your resume! Remember as we go forward, resumes are not to be set in stone, let yours be flexible, change it, update it, personalize it to the company you are applying to, trust me, it makes a difference. Next time we will actually begin the process of writing your resume!
[ROLL CALL] What's Your Wackiest Retail Story?
So it's the most craziest retail weekend of the year here in the States, and chances are that you or someone close to you has gone to the mall within the past 48 hours. Maybe you're one of the many that bank on some awesome Black Friday deals, maybe you just got dragged unwillingly - or even worse, maybe you went to the mall to WORK because you WORK RETAIL and this weekend, you are a SLAVE. Needless to say, I'm realizing some of you might need a place to vent out your frustrations, and don't worry, the Funny Community is here for you - and probably have some stories of our own! Today's big question - What are some of your wackiest stories about working retail? I'll start first: Now, this isn't the only weird story I have, but probably the quickest and funniest one I can remember while still keeping things G-rated. I used to work at Starbucks as a barista, and one of the things we do at work is called a 'spin'. Basically, you have to go around the lobby of the cafe and wipe down all the tables, make sure the trash cans aren't overflowing and the bathrooms are stocked, etc. One time, when I was doing a 'spin', a stereotypical soccer mom type with her 'venti three-shot no-whip no-foam extra hot white chocolate mocha' saw that I had walked right past her, and I guess she needed something and wanted some assistance. What you do when you want assistance: Go up to an employee at the front counter, the hand-off area, or maybe even someone doing a 'spin' and say "Excuse me, can you help me for a second?" What you don't do when you want assistance: Whistle at the employee like a dog. Yes, I got whistled at the same way someone would whistle at their Australian Shepherd at your local dog park. Not one of those 'yoohoo' whistles, but the one that requires you to put your thumb and your index finger into your mouth so you can let out a swift and loud WHIIIIIIIIIISTLE. My eyebrows raised in a way that I don't ever recall them raising before, and I remember thinking something along the lines of "Wow, uh.. that just happened." The best part about this whole scenario is this woman's son ended up working at our same Starbucks location only a few months later, and I spent the rest of our job together wondering if he knows his mom is the kind of person who dog-whistles at retail employees. So now it's your turn! Comment below with YOUR weirdest/funniest/most terrifying experience working retail. (Extra points if the manager backed you up.) 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중국마케팅 광군절전 타오바오 직통처 어떻게 키워드 배포해야 적은 비용으로 유입되게 할까?
잘들지내셨나요? 오늘은 주제는 중국마케팅 광군절전 타오바오 직통처 어떻게 키워드 배포해야 적은 비용으로 유입되게 할까? 로 이야기를 나누려고합니다. 유통사,제조사,브랜드사,대행사들이 특히나 신경을쓰는 광군절 이 코앞이라 다들 걱정이 많으실거에요 중국에 판매할 할인가도 생각해야하고 타오바오내외부 마케팅 도 고민해야하고 매출도 올릴려고 왕홍도 찾을려고 하시는업체나 인친님도 많으실거에요. 그런데 여기서 문제 곧 11월11일이다보니 왕홍섭외는 쉽지않고 왕옹섭외 도 시기를 놓치면 배로 띄어버리니 그렇다고 왕홍방송만 의존하는게 맞을 까 라고생각합니다. 우선 타오바오 내부를 알릴 수 있는 방안을 찾아봐야겠지요 대표적인 일례로 비용을 적게 쓰며 판매로 전환할수 있는 방안중 타오바오내부광고중 직통처를 해보는 방안이 있겠지요 직통처를 키워드 추가에서 판매전환을 위한 우선순위를 먼저 같이 들 알아보아요 1. 당연히 우리제품이 앰플이라고하면 다른 타오바오내 앰플대비 시장가격 대비 경쟁력이 있는지 확인 하는것도 중요하겠지요 가격이 높다고하면 가격조율이 필요하겠지요 2.직통처에 연결한 썸네일이 최적화가 되어있는지 확인 필요 한데 최소 사이즈는 310*310 보통 800*800사이즈입니다. 만약,국내에서 제품을 홍보하고 있는 영상이 있다면 mp4파일로 1분이내 분량이 적당합니다. 3.상세페이즈에 들어갈 이미지 사이즈는 800*1200권장하며 리뷰가 없는제품이라면 샤오홍슈에서 리뷰가 나왔던 중국어부분을 그사이즈에 맞춰서 올려주거나 또는 기 배포된 내용이 없더라고하면 한국에서sns 나 스마트스토어 리뷰를 캡쳐해서 자르고 그윗부분에 인스타에서 사용자 리뷰  스마트스토어 사용자 리뷰들이 사용후기를 중국어로 명시해주는것도 하나의 방안이겠다. 쟈그렇다면  본격적으로 직통처를 세팅하기전에 준비 과정이 있는데 같이 살펴보겠다. 첫째, 우리가 사용할 키워드를 검색창서 찾아라 pc영역과 모바일영역 동일하다 예) 타오바오 검색창에 가을 티셔츠를 이용하면 연관된키워드가 뜬다. 이단어를 엑셀시트로 하여 모아두자. [키워드 검색창 이미지] 둘째, 우리가 사용할 키워드를 셩의참모에서 찾자. 예)상품유입량 분석시 다양한 키워드별 로 유입이 되는 것을 확일수 있다. [셩의참모 이미지] 셋째,우리가 사용할 키워드를 직통처의 어드민 추천 시스템에서 찾자. [직통처 어드민(后台)이미지] 넷째,배포하고자 하는키워드를 배포한다. 배포할 때 直通车后台工具-[직통처어드민tool]을 유입량분석 [流量解析] 을 클릭하고                  단어를 입력하면 단어의 죄근 조회수,전환량,시장균일가를 확인 할수 있고 키워드를 효율적으로 배치를 할수있다. 그리고 마지막 직통처 키워드 광고의 목적성을 확인하는게 중요한데  예시1)타오바오 계정의 권한이 낮지만 계정의 권한을 중시하며 조회수 를 높이고자함 -》우리가 원하는 키워드를 선택하되 클릭률이 높은 키워드를  선택함. 예시2).예산이 한정되어 있음 -》전환율 높은 키워드(단어)선택하고, 동시에 우리는 시장의 평균키워드 가격을 확인이 필요함 예시3).유입량과 히트상품을 만들고 싶음 -》유입량이 가장큰 키워드를 선택하라 *** 포스팅을 올리는 이미지를 회사 상점것을 접속할수 없는 것이 외부작업하니 인증을 받아야하는 상황인지라 바이두에서 연관있는 이미지 캡쳐해서 화소도가 떨어져도 양해부탁드립니다.**** 다음에는 더욱 유용한 정보로 찾아 뵙겠습니다. 감사합니다.
Get Paid To Cuddle Goats!
Feeling the strain of your office job? Has stress reached an all-time high? Maybe you're looking for something a little more? Well, fortunately, you're in luck, as a Virginia-based dairy farm is looking to hire volunteers to cuddle their goats. That's right. You - yes, you! - can be a professional goat cuddler. Caromont Farm is mainly a dairy purveyor, and its base farm in Esmont, Virgninia houses several cows and goats, and as the farm strives to ethically care for the livestock in their possession, all the animals are grass-fed and cared for by someone they describe as an 'assistant goat herds(wo)man'. (That could be you. If you get the job, that is.) According to the official job posting, in order to be an aforementioned goat-cuddling herdsman, these are the requirements the company expects from applicants: Able to lift 50 pounds Committed to local food and agriculture Works well independently and on a team Willing to take initiative Excited to learn Goat lover! Spanish speaking a plus+ Am I the only one that's a little confused as to why something like Spanish-speaking is required to hang out with goats? Anyway, if you know someone in the Virginia area that is willing to get their snuggle on with a billy goat, feel free to send them to the official volunteer website, where they'll be able to sign up for a four-hour cuddle shift. For the rest of you, I just want to know this: Would YOU want to become a professional goat cuddler? Or does your fear of intimacy extend to livestock? (Just kidding. I just wanted to make a creepy joke.) Anyway, leave your thoughts in the comment area below, and for more WTF news, follow the WTF Street Journal collection!