Job Searching, Resume and Bots, Oh My!Jul 12, 2023
Welcome to episode 59 of the Remote Work Retirement Show, where I delve into the topics of job searches, resumes, and bots. I firmly believe that remote work is the new retirement plan, offering retirees the opportunity to work on their own terms and live life on their own terms.
Today's episode is sponsored by my new mini course, One Hour Resume. There's nothing more frustrating than staring at a blank page or screen, unsure of how to effectively showcase your skills and experiences to land that dream job. In One Hour Resume, I guide you through the process of creating a polished resume, providing insights into artificial intelligence systems, what hiring managers look for, and even offering templates to streamline the process. Click the link in the show notes to explore One Hour Resume.
Now let's jump into the second part of our One Hour Resume series, focusing on creating your best resume. In this episode, I'll provide an overview of the first checkpoint, titled "Job Searches, Resumes, and Bots." This checkpoint consists of three concise lessons that cover a lot of ground.
Lesson one centers on job searching in the digital era. I believe in presenting both the opportunities and obstacles to help you develop a comprehensive understanding when crafting your resume. Despite the confusion surrounding remote work's future, the data reveals a significant increase in remote, hybrid, and flexible job opportunities. Employers are becoming more open to different working arrangements, such as hybrid models or part-time remote work. Additionally, there is a growing focus on diversity, inclusion, and tapping into the experience of older workers, making it an excellent time for retirees seeking employment.
Lesson two explores the journey your resume takes through the application process. While explaining this journey is challenging in an audio format, as I typically draw it out with stick figures and shapes in the actual lesson, I emphasize the importance of understanding where your resume starts, where it ends up, and the various touchpoints along the way. For instance, when you apply for a job on LinkedIn, your resume passes through multiple systems, including LinkedIn's and the company's applicant tracking systems, before being reviewed by both machines and humans. Designing a resume that appeals to both is an art and a science, and I introduce the BEST framework in the next episode to guide you through it.
In lesson three, I conclude with job description secrets. Here, I demonstrate how to reverse engineer job descriptions on platforms like LinkedIn. By understanding the components and structure of job descriptions, you can leverage this information to your advantage when tailoring your resume. Key details, such as remote or onsite work, hybrid arrangements, negotiability, and even salary information, are often included in job descriptions. You can extract keywords and phrases from the description that align with your experience and incorporate them into your resume. I provide tips on locating this valuable information within job descriptions on LinkedIn and other platforms.
These lessons within checkpoint one aim to equip you with a solid understanding of the job search process in the digital era, the journey your resume embarks on, and how to leverage job descriptions to create targeted and effective resumes.
Before wrapping up, I encourage you to check out One Hour Resume by clicking the link in the show notes. If you're listening in July 2023, you'll also witness the behind-the-scenes process of building a mini course, including marketing strategies. Even if you're not interested in the resume aspect, you might find it fascinating to observe the course creation process. Stay tuned for future episodes where I'll delve into constructing your resume using the BEST framework.
Thank you for joining me today, and I look forward to connecting with you again in One Hour Resume or on future episodes of this podcast. See you next time!
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Camille Attell is the founder of Remote Work School, where she coaches and helps semi- and working retirees get remote work so they don't run out of money. In 2016 she walked away from a 20+ career in corporate training to live the life she always wanted—adventure and travel on her terms. She and her husband Bryce traveled full-time in their RV for four years while reinventing themselves professionally to work over twelve different remote jobs. Camille combines her corporate training experience, and her Master's degree in psychology, with being a long-time remote worker, to provide a well-rounded, no-nonsense approach to helping people in a career and life transition get the right remote work so they can live how they want.
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