keywords - ASEC Incorporated

Report
Resume Workshop
ISD PAX
Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to...
• Incorporate keywords throughout ASEC resume.
• Revise ASEC resume to include action verbs.
• Organize resume utilizing the outline format.
• Review resume for grammatical errors.
Resume Comparison
Standard Resume
ASEC Resume
Use
Job Applications
Used by BD
Length
1–2 pages
No limit
Time Reviewed
6 seconds
Constantly
Keyword Usage?
Yes
Yes
Information
Recent
Relevant
Everything
Detailed
Frequency of
Updates
When applying for new
position
Required annually;
Requested as
achievements and
experience changes
ASEC Resume
ASEC’s resume has a unique structure designed
to help Business Development (BD):
• Input keywords into Employee Experience
Matrix
• Respond to Advanced Notices, Sources Sought,
Requests for Proposal, etc.
• Determine nature of work to pursue
Using Keywords
Open the
“ASEC Resume Keywords”
PDF
Double-Click
Here!
What are Keywords?
Keywords are specific words or phrases that
employers use to find the right candidates.
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Job Titles
Product Names
Technical Terms
Industry Jargon
Software/Hardware
Packages
• Job-specific Buzzwords
• Degrees/Certifications
• Professional
Organizations
ASEC Keywords
Program
Management
• CONOPS
• PBSOW
• PBSS
• NR-KPP
• EVM
• AoA
• SETR
• ITP
• DOORS
• FMS
Engineering
Services
• OT
• DT
• Lab Support
• Software Test
• IA/IT
• Publications
• Logistics
• PMATT
Programs
• AIP
• BMUP
• U III
• UAS
• TacMobile
• Mission Planning
• TSC/MOCC
• JSF
• LRS
• JPALS
• AAS
Aircraft
Systems
• Acoustics
• MAC
• EO/IR
• Radar
• ICS
• ESM
• OMI
• TOMS
• SMS/DSMS
ASEC Keywords, cont.
Certifications
• OTD
• DAU
• PHR
• SPHR
• CEBS
• CPA
Software
• Microsoft Project
• Microsoft Access
• SharePoint
• HRIS
• Deltek
• AIM
Training
• ISD
• SCORM
• CBT
• ADL
• ILE
• Master Training
Specialist
• FRS/FIT
Look at Your Resume
Highlight all Keywords.
Are there any
more on the list
that you could
include?
Organizing Your ASEC Resume
Open the
“ASEC Standard Resume 2014”
Word Template
Double-Click
Here!
New Resume Organization
• Outline format for blocks of text:
– Use BOLD CAPITALIZED keywords to begin
each block of text.
– Re-organize text by keyword, not chronology
• Years of experience:
– Begin each paragraph of the Specialized
Experience section with the number of years of
experience.
The Outline Format for ASEC Resumes
OLD
NEW
New ASEC
Resume Format
Organize by
keywords
Also organize
work experience
descriptions by
keywords.
New ASEC
Resume Format
Begin
description of
Specialized
Experience
with years of
experience.
Using Action Verbs
Open the
“Action Verbs for Your Resume”
PDF!
Double-Click
Here!
Choose a Better Word
• Action Verbs: Verbs that specifically describe
what the subject of the sentence is doing.
• Goal is to describe your activities with the most
direct language.
Words to Use
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Reduced
Improved
Developed
Researched
Created
Increased
Accomplished
Won
Achieved
Improved
Trained
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Mentored
Managed
Created
Resolved
Volunteered
Influenced
Increased
Decreased
Words to Avoid
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Strong
Exceptional
Good
Excellent
Outstanding
Effective
Driven
Motivated
Seasoned
Best of breed
Go-getter
Think outside
of the box
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Synergy
Go-to person
Results-driven
Team player
Bottom-line
Hard worker
Strategic
thinker
Dynamic
Self-motivate
Detail-oriented
Track record
Avoiding Grammar
Mistakes
Open the
“ASEC Resume Revision Tips”
PDF!
Double-Click
Here!
Revision Tip # 1
Avoid Run-On Sentences
• One sentence = one job.
• Find the verb and use it.
“The committee had made the
following recommendations”
“The committee recommends the
following”
Revision Tip # 2
Watch Capitalization
• Stick with capitalizing proper nouns and official titles.
• If you can’t figure out the rule: Be consistent.
Revision Tip # 3
Check the Tenses
• Describe current work in
“Develop mentoring program.”
present tense.
• Describe past work in past
“Developed mentoring program”
tense.
• Never write a resume in
“Will develop mentoring program.”
future tense.
Revision Tip # 4
Use the Active Voice
• Remember, this is about YOU!
• Describe your actions.
• Was sent to international
symposium to represent the firm.
• Represented firm at international
symposium.
Revision Tip # 5
Vary Word Choice
• Describe your activities using a variety of words.
• Use the “Action Verbs for Your Resume” handout.
• Visit thesaurus.dictionary.com.
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