How to Write An Amazing Resumé

It’s rare that you would walk into a store and be hired on the spot. For employers, it takes time to sieve out the potential candidates. In order to make sure that you’re the best, you need a resumé that shines! Here’s how to make that multi-format resumé that’ll get you hired.

Name & Contact Info

First thing you want to do is have your name (usually in large capital or bold letters), your address, phone number (be sure to include both cell and home), and email.

Objectives

Quickly make a note of:

2 or 3 goals that you want to achieve
Why you want to work there
You’ll then combine these into what’s called “objectives”. For example, my objectives on my resume are:

To provide a useful service while interacting positively with others
To gain work experience
To achieve my financial goal to pursue University and other activities
These are pretty clear objectives.

Education

On my resumé, I’ve listed “Education” as one of the first things, because I value a good education more than anything. Education helps to establish your background, and what your work habits are. I generally like a chronological order here, where I’ll have the most recent education first and the earliest meaningful (you probably don’t need to include where you went to pre-school) one last. For example:

2007 – 2009: Some High School (don’t put city if you still go there), 5.0 (you could put A+/A/B+/B average if you want) overall average (just put something close to what you get), Grade 11
2001 – 2007: Some Junior School, Some Town Some Province, A Averages, various awards (see awards & recognition), prefect leadership position
February 2008: Food Handling Certification (put other education after schooling)
Awards & Recognition

This is the part where you make yourself shine! Awards and recognition show who you are: if you’re a humanitarian, you may have gotten some citizenship awards; if your musical, you may have gotten some band awards, et cetera. Don’t worry, even if you don’t have many awards, put em’ in there anyway (it doesn’t hurt)! Say, if you’ve been interviewed by a newspaper, or been featured somewhere, this is the place where this goes too. I like to do this part chronologically, too.

Volunteer Experience

This is where you make yourself shine again! Any volunteer experience is good – make sure you list anything and everything that you’ve done. It will take a while for you to remember, because you probably haven’t made a list over the years. You may say: “Well, I didn’t do much with this, and I wasn’t actively involved in that”. The truth is, it doesn’t matter! If you were a part of something, list it! A ton of my friends resumés are very naked, though they’ve done so much. Again, I do this chronologically.

Work Experience

Now I like to list work experience. Put down everything you’ve done where it involves making money from an employer. It doesn’t have to be formal jobs – it could be babysitting, a summer landscaping job, a movie extra, a garage-sale organizer, a garden-carer, or even a lemonade stand-runner (I put it in there because we did quite well, which shows business-skills). I generally don’t do this chronologically, unless it’s a formal/more job.

Various Interests

This is a section I like to add, just because it gives your resumé a nice friendly touch. You can put anything you like in there, like any sports you do, what subject interests you a lot, etc. Make it a list, not a proper paragraph.

That’s about the general construction for an effective resumé, but there are a few things that you want to avoid.

Do not lie – if you get a C+ average, use that. Don’t say that you have a B, because it’ll show later.
Don’t rely solely on your resumé. When delivering a resumé, make sure the employer gets a good impression about you: be mature, outspoken, polite.
Always say that you would welcome an interview! A great resumé followed by a good interview is one killer combination.
Keep a lookout for the other parts about getting a job!

How To Avoid Being Late To Work

You know the deal: you get to work 5 minutes late, and your boss harasses you. You wonder what you did at home that made you late, but you can’t think of anything because your boss is yelling in your face. Here’s how to avoid that nasty encounter, and stay on your boss’ good list.
There’s always a point where you feel that you need to go to your job, but you could just do one more thing before you zip off. Well, that “one more thing” turns into two more things, then three; and before you know it, you’re three minutes from work time when it takes ten minutes to get there.

Step One: Set An Alarm

Alarms are a good way of getting somewhere, because it means that something other than you is reminding you. Set it at least 5 minutes more than the time you should leave to get there, because it always takes at least 5 minutes to get ready. If you’re always watching TV, or you’re hanging with friends, set an alarm on your cell-phone or iPod (to be safe, set it at least 10 minutes faster because friends are the most distracting). If you’re always at home, busy on Facebook on your computer, set your alarm clock to go off.

Step Two: Remove Distractions

It’s the distractions that always get to you, right? Remove them from the possibility of you engaging them. If you’re with friends, but you work soon after school, I recommend just staying at school and getting a start on your homework, or hanging with friends there. If you watch TV and get distracted, put a sticky note somewhere visible in your room reminding you not to watch TV. In my opinion, watching two-thirds of a TV show isn’t worth it; you could be done your math homework by then, and you wouldn’t have to do it when you’re tired after work! If you’re always on your computer, put a sticky note there, or shut it off.

Step Three: Find Someone To Remind You

This is sort of like setting an alarm, but with more meaning. People (if nice enough) won’t have a problem telling you to get to work. For an added bonus, tell them to really “yell” at you and nag you to get to work – annoying brothers and sisters will think is fun!

Step Four: Move Fast

If you’re going to get to work anyways, why not move fast? Then, if there’s a disturbance along the way, you’ve got extra time to get passed it. If you get to work early, you can get a coffee or buy a snack.

Step Five: Collect The Rewards!

Look at it this way: you’re happy with yourself getting to work on time, your boss is happy with you, you’ve got yourself a coffee, you’ve almost finished your homework, and you have time after work to do whatever you want without the pressure of having to get to work!

136 Great Ideas Before Breakfast

Many people who are successful entrepreneurs will also be 136 great ideas before breakfast type of people. However the way to be successful in business is to be able to work out what the good ideas are and what the bad ideas are and to then just focus on one great idea and make it work.

If you want to achieve something in life you have to be able to dedicate yourself to one thing at a time. The more things you have going on the bigger the chance you have at failing everything. I would rather achieve one great thing rather than fail at a lot of things. You have to learn not to spread yourself too thin.

An important aspect of having great ideas is to know timing. When you come up with an idea you have to access whether it is the right time for this idea. The idea you have may be great but it maybe that the market isn’t ready for it yet or that there are some factors going on in today’s world that would see it not realizing its full potential. These ideas you have to keep hold of and keep accessing when the right time to go with them is as if you go with a great idea at the wrong time it is going to be a waste of a great idea.

When you think you have a great idea always do your research, find out if there is anything out there like your idea. Just because someone may have a similar idea don’t be put off as this information may prove to you that there is a market for you and a space for your product.

Always pitch your idea to other people and be ready to take on board criticism and feedback. I would much rather have people tell me that my idea is rubbish at the start instead of launching it in to a market or investing in it only to find out it was a bad idea and to lose money or reputation. You can’t be too precious about your idea, the only way it is going to be great is if you have the ability to listen to criticism and tweak your idea until it is perfect.

After you have ironed your idea out and tweaked it you have to believe in your idea, as if you don’t believe in it or are unable to show your belief then no one else will. You have to be motivated and determined, just because you have a great idea it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to get off the ground. Having a great idea is only half the battle you have to back it up with working the hardest you ever have to support it.

One thing above all is don’t sit on an idea don’t be one of these people that come up with a great idea, sit on it and then watch someone else come up with a similar idea and make money and fame out of it. With an idea you never know how great it will be unless you push it all the way.

What do horse training, parenting, business and relationships have in common?

One of my many passions in life is working and training horses. I am not into competition, showing or endurance. I am a basic rider who enjoys nature and wide open trails. I enjoy training horses, mainly for pleasure use and my own personal enjoyment. I am currently working with a few Peruvian horses, and while doing so this past weekend I was reflecting on how my training is aligned with the law of attraction principles, as well as how I raised my kids, built my businesses and created a great relationship with my husband.

Stay with me a few minutes here, and allow me to explain this analogy.

When I begin with a new horse, I take time to assess the physical and mental mind-set of this beautiful animal. I need to determine if this a young horse with little or no training, or one that has been mishandled and traumatized by something that has established reactionary beliefs & fear. In other words, what learned beliefs has this horse established through its experiences. Horses have the flight not fight instinct, they run from fear rather than face it like a cougar. This can be dangerous if you are the one on their back when something spooks them. Beginning with the basics sets the standard for our lessons and my safety. The horse and I build a relationship based on trust. Working together we gain a perspective of how, what and why, certain scary events set off certain panic responses. This process is called “sacking out”. As the trainer I will use blankets, plastic bags, noise, quick actions that would spook an untrained horse. Through this training I reassure the horse that despite any activity or unforeseen surprise nothing will happen if we stay calm, focused, and trust in one another. Taking a slow, steady, reassuring approach in training not only gain the animals’ trust, but I allow him to enjoy the experience. I learn to read the body language of the horse, as I am sure the horse intuitively reads mine. Not until we have spent enough repetitive hours on building this foundation of trust will I take him out on the open trails where anything could happen at a moment’s notice. I don’t want to be left on the ground, broken and alone while my horse is high tailing it home.

Yee Haw!!

Whether you are building a relationship with a horse, or a person, trust is critical and should be the foundation for a healthy, continuing relationship. Take time to ask questions of yourself, and of the animal or person which you are getting to know. Gain insight into how, what and why this animal or person responds to circumstances. Discover the learned beliefs that established their behavior. Get to know, understand and comfortably relate to another living being is such a joyful experience when you feel aligned. and you understand each other. When you feel in sync, you know the law of attraction is flowing in the right direction for you to be aligned with what is “right” for you. Dating, courting, social marketing, the process of getting to know one another, is how we determine similarities, challenges, and whether or not the relationship is worth continuing. Not everyone has the same core values as you and that’s ok. You are unique, you have value, and as long as you stay true to yourself you will attract like-minded friends.

If you are looking to attract a lifetime partner, take the time to know one another, discuss your opinions and expectations and explain how or why you feel the way you do. Allow yourself to go deep within your emotional guidance system to discover where or why you believe the story you tell. Be honest with yourself and with others. When you are honest you attract trust. Through healthy conversation and open communication you gain clarity and develop understanding of why you feel the way you do. If you have experienced disappointment, deceit, or dishonesty your limiting beliefs may hold you in the resistance of believing in happiness, trust and truth. Make a conscious choice as to what you desire to hold onto, and what you agree to release. “Ask, and It Is Given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks with Abraham explain the law of attraction processes. Your life is to be lived in joy, you design and create everything that you experience. Through deliberate creation you have the choice as to how you desire to experience all that you have. By applying focus on what you desire to create, trusting in the process, and letting go, the life you attract is yours to enjoy.

If you are a parent, you have given life to your child, but you do not own that child. Each spirit of every person is unique. Teach your child good, strong effective communication skills without criticism or condemnation. Allow them to express their belief’s and explain why they feel the way the do. Guide them and support them by acknowledging what they perceive as truth. If their belief is perceived through negative emotion, allow them healthy alternatives to make deliberate choices in discovering a more positive approach to any situation. Teach your child to think, reason, and understand the consequences of the actions they choose to take. Fear does not instill knowledge. Happiness, love, all positive beliefs should be our reasons for making the choices we make in life. Figure out a way to have your child strive for a better, more focused way of dealing with problems. Allow them positive solutions to solve their problems.

If you are building a business for longevity, you will want to stay aligned with your own values. By being honest with yourself, taking the process of building your business with clear focus and vision you will attract the right clients and customers that you need. Have trust in yourself first and foremost. Stay calm, confident and be consistent. Like training the horse, as you build the relationship the rest will flow.

I love and trust my horses. They are all individual spirits with big hearts. Like each and every soul born into this world, they are pure of thought until such time as their experience teaches them otherwise. I don’t choose discipline or fear to train. I deliberately choose positive re-enforcement and trust to gain their respect. For some it is a long process as per their individual experiences. For some the trust comes easily. I take the time necessary to feel confident that we will be safe, as safe can be. Together we build a solid relationship that allows us to enjoy nature at its’ best. When I am on the trail, trusting my horse and he trusting me, the event is one of freedom. We commune with nature and become one in the universe. I feel at peace, loved and relaxed. This keeps me balanced and re-energizes my body, mind and soul so that I may remain focused with my purpose.

How do you stay aligned with your purpose? When do you take the necessary time to feel in touch with your spirit and listen to your intuition? What will it take and what are you willing to change to allow yourself to live in purpose, with purpose and on purpose?