Career Warrior Podcast
#182) Do Recruiters Really Spend 6 Seconds on a Resume?
Today we have a minisode where I try and answer common questions in 10 minutes or less, Have you ever asked yourself how long people actually spend on your resume? The same resume that you’ve spent hours working on -- or really your entire career filling it out?
- Your resume must be skimmable.
- Focus on headers and job titles.
- Do the resume test.
- How Long do Recruiters Look at a Resume?
- Eye-Tracking Study
- This Is Exactly What Hiring Managers & Recruiters Look For When Scanning Resumes
- Employers view resumes for fewer than 11 seconds
- Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume
- How Long Should Your Resume Be?
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323. #323) Leveling Up Your Resume for a Promotion15:57Unlock the secrets to leveling up your resume for either an internal promotion or an external application for a leveled-up position. Whether you're eyeing a director-level position or aiming for the C-Suite, this episode is your guide to standing out for that next career move.In this episode, we address the most sought-after theme of 2024 from mid-level to executive job seekers. Head over to letseatgrandma.com and submit your resume for a free review to ensure yours stands out.Discover how your new resume can set you apart, focusing on results rather than just skills. Learn from the story of a supply chain director aiming for C-Suite roles and explore genius bullet points that showcase your impact.Zoom out strategically by aligning your resume with job postings, emphasizing your key strengths. Utilize the summary section as your branding tool, incorporating a tagline that defines your leadership vision. Uncover additional tools that we’ll discuss in this episode.Follow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
322. #322) How to Include Resume Accomplishments Even if That's ‘Too Difficult’14:05Some of our resume writers share insights on the challenge many clients face with metrics and emphasize the power of qualifying and quantifying skills with measurable outcomes. Discover how incorporating numbers sets you apart from the competition and elevates you to the top of the resume pile.In our discussion, we explore creative ways to highlight achievements when metrics are scarce. Learn how to put on your investigative hat, drawing inspiration from company reports, social media, and even conversations with colleagues. Gain valuable tips on providing context and scope to your work, enhancing the impact of your accomplishments.We also pay a visit to Japan, drawing parallels from the collectivistic nature of Japanese society. Find out how the concept of collective responsibility and harmony can influence the way you present your achievements in a team-oriented context.As we delve into the FAQ segment, get answers to common questions like "How much?" and learn how to focus your energy on emphasizing recent experiences. Discover the importance of honesty when including numbers on your resume and defend yourself against the temptation to exaggerate or lie.For a personalized resume writing experience, head over to letseatgrandma.com/podcast. Don't miss out on this episode that could transform your career narrative and set you on the path to success. Tune in to the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast today!Follow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
321. #321) Here’s How Your LinkedIn and Resume Should be Different09:56Join Chris Villanueva in a new Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast episode as we decode the art of crafting a winning resume and LinkedIn profile. How should your resume and LinkedIn profile be different? With January's hiring surge, it's crucial to have both of these job search tools shine. Learn how they complement each other without losing their unique strengths.Our host, the founder of Let’s Eat, Grandma, renowned for top-notch resume services, shares insights to help you stand out in today's competitive job market.Follow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
320. #320) Changing Jobs vs. Careers: KNOW the Difference on Your Resume17:59Welcome to the Career Warrior Podcast, hosted by Chris Villanueva, Founder & CEO of Let's Eat, Grandma – your go-to resource for mid to senior level professionals navigating the ever-changing landscape of careers. In this episode, titled "Changing Jobs vs. Career Paths: KNOW the Difference on Your Resume," we delve into the crucial disparities between a job change and a career transition and how it impacts your resume.Whether you're chasing financial growth, seeking job satisfaction, or escaping a less-than-ideal organizational situation, this episode is your guide to crafting a resume that speaks to your professional journey.Follow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
319. #319) Grandma's Resume Checklist [NEW YEAR 2024]16:40Are you ready for the new year? Picture this: your resume masterpiece, void of ATS-harmful bells and whistles. It's not just a resume; it's your professional story. In this episode, we’ll cover Grandma’s checklist that will cover common mistakes and get your resume in shape for the new year. We're shifting from design confusion to a clear, focused format that speaks volumes at a glanceIn the world of keywords, we're playing smart, not broad. No more casting a wide net; it's time to hone in on what truly matters. Let's dissect the anatomy of your resume, ensuring every bullet point is a concise, impactful statement.Follow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
Christmas Minisode: THANK YOU & Previewing 202405:38AI. The tighter job market. Layoffs. Chris offers some words of encouragement and discusses what's coming up next for 2024. We look forward to connecting with you next year!Our next episode (Grandma's checklist) will release on 1/1/2024.Please connect with Chris on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-villanueva-cprw/
318. #318) For Leaders: Challenges of Getting Hired | Leading Through Crisis | Paul Falcone49:36We’ll discuss the challenges of getting hired as a leader – and how to stand out as a job candidate. Today’s society needs strong leaders. Ones who can lead through times of crisis and change. So we’ll also speak about leveling up as a leader more generally. How can I grow as a leader?How should we deliver bad news?How do we address layoffs and other challenges?What about global disasters?There is someone who I would consider to be a top expert in this area, and we are so lucky to have him today.Paul Falcone is the principal of Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC, specializing in management & leadership training, executive coaching, international keynote speaking, and HR advisory services. He is the former CHRO of Nickelodeon and has held senior-level HR positions with Paramount Pictures, Time Warner, and City of Hope. He has extensive experience in entertainment, healthcare/biotech, and financial services, including in international, nonprofit, and union environments. Paul is the author of a number of bestselling books including his latest, The First-Time Manager: Leading Through Crisis. Part of The First-Time Manager Series originating with The First-Time Manager, which has sold over 500,000 copies.He is a certified executive coach, a long-term columnist for SHRM.org and HR Magazine, and an adjunct faculty member at UCLA Extension’s School of Business and Management. He is an accomplished keynote presenter, in-house trainer, and webinar facilitator in the areas of talent and performance management, leadership development, and effective leadership communication.ResourcesGet more help on your applications from Let’s Eat, GrandmaCheck out Paul Falcone's Books.Connect with Paul on LinkedInFollow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
317. #317) Sam Owens: How to NOT Hate Your Next Job Interview45:41Interviews. Whether you can't stand them or actually enjoy them, being good at interviews is still a crucial skill to have if you want to snag “the good jobs”.If you think you rock at interviewing, hold on a moment. Do yourself a favor and take a step back. In a survey encompassing over 2,000 responses from our own clients at Let’s Eat, Grandma, the vast majority gave themselves either a 4 or a perfect 5 out of 5 for their interviewing skills. It seems many are a bit too confident when it comes to interviews. After all, if everyone views themselves as above average, we'd end up with a lopsided bell curve. The reality is that most folks are just average at interviewing. However, for you, the career warriors gunning for the top positions, I’m calling you to be above average. So, consider this episode a moment to humble yourself and be receptive to picking up a thing or two about those interviews you may or may not hate.Today I brought on the charismatic and witty Sam Owens. Sam Owens is the founder of Sam’s Career Talk where he provides career coaching services and helps people land their dream jobs and thrive in them. He is the author of I HATE JOB INTERVIEWS, an exciting book that will be released by HarperCollins in June of 2024. He is also a chief marketing officer who has worked for three multi-billion dollar companies in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, and now runs marketing for Freezing Point, the makers of Frazil.ResourcesGet more help on your applications from Let’s Eat, GrandmaCheck out Sam’s Career TalkConnect with Sam on LinkedInFollow us:Use Chris' LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn
316. #316) Pros & Cons of Applying Now [Holidays 2023]10:25Should you apply during the holidays this year? In this episode, we dive into the current job landscape, examining the unexpected trends and indicators that influence your job search decisions. Stay tuned for intriguing information that sheds light on the shifting employment scenario and the impact it may have on your pursuit of career opportunities.The holiday season is a pivotal time in the job market. As we explore the pros and cons of applying during this period, we'll reveal the potential benefits and drawbacks. While the cons might involve time away from family and a potentially slower response rate, the pros are equally compelling—such as the opportunity to secure new employment before the year ends and the chance to stand out among a smaller pool of applicants.Follow us:Get more help on your applications from Let’s Eat, GrandmaUse my LinkedIn for the newsletterCheck us out on InstagramFollow Let's Eat, Grandma on LinkedIn