On Nov, 19th, 2015, I gave a short talk on resume writing to participants of the 2014-15 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as part of JETAABC Career Night. In this presentation, I shared with the audience one of the best ways to get an employer to take immediate notice of your resume. I tell the audience that it’s important to list out, right at the top of their resume, three or four of the most important skill sets or qualifications that a prospective employer is looking for.

In advertising, they call it your best “selling features”. (Of course, I’m not saying you’re simply a product or commodity, but that’s not how an employer sees it. But that’s a philosophical discussion for another day!)

Doing it this way saves the employer time – he or she can simply zero-in on the top portion of your resume and quickly decide whether you have the requisite job requirements. It’s a very effective method of getting the reviewer to short-list your resume. Here is the presentation:

If you have any questions about this presentation, please give me a call at 604-838-1222 or email me at milton.kiang@gmail.com. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.