#SLAtalk: New Year, New You: Enhance Your Resume or CV!

This #SLAtalk Twitter chat will take place Friday, 31 January, 1:30 p.m. EST.

Some good professional habits to maintain are to always carry business cards and have an elevator pitch at the ready. Another is to frequently update your resumé or CV. Not only is the latter activity a good way to prepare for an unexpected opportunity, but it can also help you take stock of your career path. Where have you been? Where are you going…and do you have the knowledge, tools, and resumé to go there?

SLA’s Online Content Advisory Council invites you to join this hour-long Twitter chat on Friday, 31 January at 1:30 p.m. EST (18:30 GMT / 10:30 a.m. PST) about how to make your resume or CV stand out from the crowd and take you a step higher in your career growth!

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Whether you’ve only ever typed up your resume or CV a few times, or if you involved with the hiring process and see many that come across your desk – we want to hear from you! Share your experiences and tips through #SLAtalk.

Q1 :  Time Magazine (@Time) released a list of The 10 Absolute Worst Buzzwords to Put on a Resume last month. Do you agree or disagree with this list? Which buzzwords do you prefer to use? Which words do you think are overused or off-putting? For employers, what keywords do you always hope to see?

Q2:  There are many different styles of resume and CV to use.  Which do you prefer? Which do you think is the most effective for getting noticed? What traditional rule of resume/CV writing will you never break? What traditional rule of resume writing can be ignored?

Q3:  How has social media and other online outposts affected how you present yourself through a resume or CV? What benefits have you realized from posting your resume on a personal website or blog, or keeping your LinkedIn profile up-to-date and public-facing, even when not looking for a job? Article: Do You Need a Resume in the LinkedIn Era?

Q4: Share your resume or CV successes. Have you done something different with your resume that has gotten you noticed? What do you do to make yours stand out?

There are a ton of questions and paths we can take to get to an enhanced resumé. SLA member Tracy Maleeff has posted additional questions and food for thought over at her LibrarySherpa blog.

Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.

New to the #SLAtalk Twitter chat series? Check out How to #SLAtalkwhich includes 10 helpful tips, as well as a Powtoon created by SLA members Emma Davidson and Dennie Heye.

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