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Expert Tips for a Stimulus Plan Resume

Expert Tips for a Stimulus Plan Resume

You and your resume must stand out from the crowd to succeed

Kathryn Troutman and Contributors: Joyce Lain Kennedy, Wendy Enelow, Jay Block, Joanne Kowlowitz and Elizabeth Juge

From Joanne Kowlowitz, "The Executives’ Job Search Strategist” with 20 years of executive resume writing experience:

Keep it real! Particularly in this tight economy and job market, don’t expect to be considered for positions for which you are not completely qualified. In addition to being brutally honest with yourself, you can be sure you are responding to the right positions by doing an exercise we in the careers industry call “job deconstruction”. Find job descriptions of positions that interest you; use a yellow highlighter to show the core requirements of the position; then go to your resume and find/highlight matching experience.

Match the enthusiasm and sense of urgency for change in your job search that is being conveyed in Obama’s “American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.” Reassess your qualifications and match them against real‐world position announcements/job openings; update your resume with your newest/best accomplishments, latest buzzwords and most relevant “soft skills”; renew your network contacts; and take time to strengthen relationships with family and friends. Americans are known for working together and giving each other hope and support in difficult times.

Joanne Kowlowitz, “The Executives’ Job Search Strategist”, Expert in writing strategic, laser‐targeted resumes and other custom‐branded job search documents for senior‐level executives. 20+‐year career affiliated with leaders in the careers industry ‐‐ The Resume Place, The Advantage, Phoenix Career Group ‐‐,, 702‐363‐1323

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