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Ep. 19 How To Approach Your Resume Rewrite for Maximum Impact The Unlock Lab

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In this episode I talk about a new way to approach your resume re-write AFTER you have taken some time to CLEAR your past hurts (check out the episode: “The First Step to Land Your Next Job: It’s Not Your Resume”). This might mean that you completely start from scratch so that you can look back at your experience with an entirely new lens – based on what you now understand about your winding road AND what you want going forward. Tune in for inspiration and practical tips to update your resume as one of your many tools to find your next opportunity.

 

Resume Tips:


Get your colored pens and your markers and pull out construction paper and plot out your different landing points in your career. Don’t even start with a word document. Lay out the roadmap that you've been on. You're simply plotting; where have I been? You can take this a step further, further and ask: What did I learn? What impact did I leave behind? What was my legacy?
Do not omit things that need to be on your resume, that add to your experience and showcases who you are. This means, include the things you do on the side, and what you do in your personal life. This could include being the C.E.O. of your household – or leading a local community volunteer project.
Include an interests section on your resume – this helps the reader to find a personal connection.
Get in the C.A.R. of your experience – recall the CONTEXT, ACTIONS and RESULT of each role – and each major responsibility you had within it.
Don’t worry about length of resume at first – just write everything you remember about that role and what you did.

 

Quotables:

 

(8:53) “So what I want you to do is focus on getting in the C.A.R.. And getting in the C.A.R., when you look at each of your jobs, is about looking at the context of your role, the actions you took, and the results that you provided. And by doing this, by taking this C.A.R. approach, what you're going to do is you're going to better understand the impact that you had in your job. So it's not about capturing your job description and all your job responsibilities. It's about saying, what was the context, what were the actions, and what were the results of that action, so that you can more fully honor the impact that you had. All of this background does matter, and how you position it gets deeper into the process. But what I'm saying is, when you honor what that context is, then your results really pop in a bigger way and you can more clearly see the impact. And some of the actions that you took might rise to the surface that you normally bury."

 

(11:15) “The other big piece of how I want you to approach your resume is from a whole life perspective. So I do not want you to omit things that need to be on your resume or need to be honored. And that might range from being the CEO of your household to taking a year long break and doing all kinds of amazing things during that break. That might mean certifications that you got. Maybe you got a yoga certification. Anything in your life that shows who you are, that honors that you're about growth, that expresses yourself. A lot of people leave interests off of the resume. I'm a big believer. Keep interest on, because that's the human part of the resume that people want to connect with you.

 

(12:48) “I know it sounds a little crazy. My perspective on resumes is that this is a beautiful place for you to feel empowered and in love with your journey.”

 

Tosca’s Links and Resources:

Tosca’s Website

Get in Touch with Tosca

Submit your question for Tosca to answer on her ALL ACCESS episode

 

Giving Flowers To:

Theme music by: Adrian DiMatteo

Podcast audio edited by: Landis Podcast Editing  

https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tosca-dimatteo/episodes/The-First-Step-To-Land-Your-Next-Job-Its-Not-Your-Resume-e2ing7u

In this episode I talk about a new way to approach your resume re-write AFTER you have taken some time to CLEAR your past hurts (check out the episode: “The First Step to Land Your Next Job: It’s Not Your Resume”). This might mean that you completely start from scratch so that you can look back at your experience with an entirely new lens – based on what you now understand about your winding road AND what you want going forward. Tune in for inspiration and practical tips to update your resume as one of your many tools to find your next opportunity.

 

Resume Tips:


Get your colored pens and your markers and pull out construction paper and plot out your different landing points in your career. Don’t even start with a word document. Lay out the roadmap that you've been on. You're simply plotting; where have I been? You can take this a step further, further and ask: What did I learn? What impact did I leave behind? What was my legacy?
Do not omit things that need to be on your resume, that add to your experience and showcases who you are. This means, include the things you do on the side, and what you do in your personal life. This could include being the C.E.O. of your household – or leading a local community volunteer project.
Include an interests section on your resume – this helps the reader to find a personal connection.
Get in the C.A.R. of your experience – recall the CONTEXT, ACTIONS and RESULT of each role – and each major responsibility you had within it.
Don’t worry about length of resume at first – just write everything you remember about that role and what you did.

 

Quotables:

 

(8:53) “So what I want you to do is focus on getting in the C.A.R.. And getting in the C.A.R., when you look at each of your jobs, is about looking at the context of your role, the actions you took, and the results that you provided. And by doing this, by taking this C.A.R. approach, what you're going to do is you're going to better understand the impact that you had in your job. So it's not about capturing your job description and all your job responsibilities. It's about saying, what was the context, what were the actions, and what were the results of that action, so that you can more fully honor the impact that you had. All of this background does matter, and how you position it gets deeper into the process. But what I'm saying is, when you honor what that context is, then your results really pop in a bigger way and you can more clearly see the impact. And some of the actions that you took might rise to the surface that you normally bury."

 

(11:15) “The other big piece of how I want you to approach your resume is from a whole life perspective. So I do not want you to omit things that need to be on your resume or need to be honored. And that might range from being the CEO of your household to taking a year long break and doing all kinds of amazing things during that break. That might mean certifications that you got. Maybe you got a yoga certification. Anything in your life that shows who you are, that honors that you're about growth, that expresses yourself. A lot of people leave interests off of the resume. I'm a big believer. Keep interest on, because that's the human part of the resume that people want to connect with you.

 

(12:48) “I know it sounds a little crazy. My perspective on resumes is that this is a beautiful place for you to feel empowered and in love with your journey.”

 

Tosca’s Links and Resources:

Tosca’s Website

Get in Touch with Tosca

Submit your question for Tosca to answer on her ALL ACCESS episode

 

Giving Flowers To:

Theme music by: Adrian DiMatteo

Podcast audio edited by: Landis Podcast Editing  

https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tosca-dimatteo/episodes/The-First-Step-To-Land-Your-Next-Job-Its-Not-Your-Resume-e2ing7u

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