Thursday, April 30, 2009

Interactive Resumes

While reading a post on ERE about whether resumes will become obsolete, I read in the comments section about an interesting "interactive" resume style. I have to admit -- looking at the sample, it's not THAT too far off from reality ... but totally useful. Be sure to look at the little "information" ("I") graphics on the right hand side.

His video resume is pretty interesting -- here's a guy who actually "talks" like his resume!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CDI Career Empowerment Summit Set for Oct. 16-17 in Orlando, FL

Dates: Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2009. 
(Pre-conference on Thursday, 10/15).
Location: Caribe Royale All-Suite Resort Hotel, Orlando, FL (just 2 miles from the gates of Disney). 

$119/night for 2-room suites with microwave and refrigerator; in-room Internet $4.95 for 24 hours.

Program Highlights
Intensive-Hands-on Workshops:
Career Client Conundrums: Taming the Biggest Challenges Your Clients Can Give You
Laura DeCarlo and CDI Team Leaders TBA
Change Your World in Two Hours: 5 Key Steps
Pat Schuler, Kick Butt Sales Training™

Power Seminars (subject to minor changes):
Getting the Most Out of Web 2.0 Part I: Business Building
Getting the Most Out of Web 2.0 Part II: Career Tools
Barbara Safani, Career Solvers / FTT Research
Jason Alba,  
Powerful Social Networking Profiles for Profit & Client Success 
Louise Kursmark, Best Impression Career Svc. Inc.
Katrina Kibben, VisualCV
Where the Jobs Are: Exploring the Federal Landscape
Barbara Adams, CareerPro Global Inc.  
Putting the Squeeze On: Helping Clients Wring Every Dollar Out of their Compensation - from CDI's Fall '09 Expert Trends report
Laura Drew, Carolina Career Coach and CDI Director of Education / Research Committee member 
Engage Clients & Prospects: Move Your Website to Social Web 2.0 with Free Tools
Laura DeCarlo, CDI 
Dynamic Networking Events:
Registration Badge Bar 
Friday Networking Lunch
Friday Pool-Side Evening Tropical Reception with live steel drum entertainment
Saturday Lunch Banquet & Awards Ceremony
Saturday Vendor Fair & Networking Event 
Saturday Post-Conference Careers in the Café

Additional Value-Adds
Early bird rate of only $440 for members and non-members!  
Two, four, and five month payment plans available: $220x2; $110x4; and $88x5.
Vendor rate, only $599; payment plans available.  
Registrants are entered in a drawing for free registration in CDI's Entrepreneurial Wisdom program (self-paced version).
Program registration is an $1199 value.  
Registration includes two full days of programs and events!
Registrants receive all materials, workshops and seminars, two hot breakfasts, four breaks, two lunches (one banquet), and all networking events.
Beautiful suites for less than the price of most rooms!
Only $119 for 2-room suites with refrigerators and microwaves.
Low, low rate on in-suite Internet!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Write Great Resumes Faster Special Report Released

At last! I've finally incorporated in the more than 100 tips and strategies submitted by professional resume writers in my "Write Great Resumes Faster" survey -- and have turned the "Write Great Resumes Faster" book into a Special Report!

It's more than 50 pages of ideas, tips, and information -- including more than 20 pages of accomplishment-stimulating action verbs, profile traits and descriptors, and keywords.

Like the print edition of the book (which made it to a second edition), it's equal parts INSPIRATION and REFERENCE. I recommend printing it out, three-hole punching it, and putting it in a binder.

When I need inspiration for a Qualifications Profile, I flip through and, inevitably, something comes to mind. The action verbs are particularly useful.

Order it online for immediate download -- just $14.