Ravishing Right-Brained Resumes! (Analytical types welcome.)
If you’ve been writing resumes for a while, you know it’s easy to get stuck in a creative rut. One minute, you’re on top of your game, strategies and formats start coming to you the moment you first engage your client in conversation, and it’s all running like clockwork. And then…
Does it ever seem to be going a little too smoothly? Doesn’t that resume look a bit like your last five? Couldn’t that tag line really apply to many people in the same field? Why, for the sake of all that is holy, aren’t there more synonyms for “managed?!”
In this half-day course, Kim Mohiuddin will facilitate a group exploration of the entire resume-writing process. She’ll bring strategies from her own practice, share new ideas from months of research and polling the top minds in careers and marketing, and foster conversation among attendees about what is working--and what is not!--as we strive to hone our skills and distinguish ourselves in the market.
We’ll re-examine what we thought we knew about information gathering, language, strategy, and design as we discuss fresh approaches to:
- Gathering information from personality assessments, professional endorsements, Google, and intake worksheets and interviews
- Keeping visual and content variety while writing for more clients
- Creating the best strategy for each client
- Designing a document with visual distinction while accounting for the potential pitfalls inherent in technology
What if you could find new ways to:
- Get your clients to open up about their accomplishments and describe the context that makes them meaningful?
- Gain an intimate understanding of what makes your client “tick” so that you can develop a professional brand that jumps off the page, painting a picture of a living, breathing person?
- Create truly one-of-a-kind communications that elevate your final product and reinvigorate your own professional passion?
How can you strengthen the storytelling component of your communications? How does storyboarding a résumé result in the most effective formatting? Have you ever used mind maps to interview a client?
Find the answers to these questions and many more at this groundbreaking pre-conference program. Let’s start our 2013 conference with a creative bang!
Earn 4 CEUs toward your NCRW!
Kim Mohiuddin, chief career storyteller at Movin’ On Up Résumés, is known for her creative approach to marketing her clients. But, like any writer, she frequently finds herself stuck in a proverbial rut and looks to inspiration from clients, colleagues, and outside industries to shake things up.
Kim is former certification chair of The NRWA Certification Commission, holds NCRW and CJSS certifications, has been published in several career books, and has been featured in multiple media outlets including Yahoo! News, NBC Chicago, Good Morning Texas, and Time Out New York.