Navigating Your Career Journey Together

Career Transition Institute

LinkedIn and your Resume – Helping Them Work Together

LinkedIn and your Resume – Helping Them Work Together

LinkedIn and your Resume – Helping Them Work Together

Monday, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

You’ve probably heard that your LinkedIn profile should not be a copy of your resume – but what does that mean? We’ll look at what should definitely be included in your resume and how to “power up” your LinkedIn profile to enhance the information in your resume. Key learning takeaways include:

  • Two items to include on your resume – and two that you should not
  • Three key areas on your LinkedIn profile that will boost your visibility to recruiters and hiring managers
  • One key question to ask before sending a LinkedIn connection request (and a bonus – how to send the request correctly!

Sharon Hamersley, The Resume Coach, helps clients acquire 21st century job search skills and demonstrate their true value to prospective employers. Sharon has over 20 years’ experience helping individuals of all ages make satisfying career decisions. She works cooperatively with her clients to help them identify their skills, accomplishments and values, and build their self-confidence.

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Career Transition Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 12 courses from getting organized through salary negotiation to educate professionals about how to job search.
Thousands of Central Ohio professionals have utilized the program to find their ideal jobs since the organization was founded in 1982 as Forty Plus of Central Ohio.

Let’s Make It a Happy Hour Virtually!

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd
7:00 – 8:00 pm

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We’ve missed seeing you and would love to toast your glass with a little clink, but a virtual ‘air clink’ will just have to do! Let’s spend a little time together, catch up, share some stories, get ready for Fall, and raise a little $$ along with our glasses. Feel free to arrive with the beverage of your choice!

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Why Do I Need Job Search Training?

By Linda O’Horo, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Career Transition Institute

I joined Forty Plus of Central Ohio (our former name) more than four years ago when I was searching for my previous job. As a public relations and corporate communications professional I thought I knew how to effectively sell myself. But I had been searching for months, and not closing the deal during interviews. After I started taking the classes and workshops I realized that I was not focusing my search efforts. I was “shot gunning” — sending applications out for all types of positions. I needed to focus on positions¬† that were the closest fit with my skill set and desired work.

Then, I realized that I was not demonstrating results of work I had successfully performed. Once I learned how to look objectively at myself and think about my experience, I realized that I had not been demonstrating the benefits I could provide as an employee. I made my resume and cover letters more results-oriented. I also identified talents I needed to add to my resume.

Then, I realized that I needed to NETWORK, and took advantage of the many networking opportunities provided through membership in our organization. Sending applications into the black hole of internet-based recruiting is a frustrating task. You have to create those darn profiles. And sometimes you are lucky to hear back at all.

Finally, I realized that the camaraderie and support I received from other active members and involved volunteers provided an intangible benefit that was extremely helpful to me. I felt I was not alone, after months of feeling frustrated and isolated.

If you want to “cut to the chase” and search effectively for your next professional position, I recommend that you make a valuable, cost-effective investment and join Career Transition Institute. Although we have a new name, our organization has helped thousands of Central Ohioans land good professional positions during the past thirty years. And this tried-and-true training program continues to evolve to best meet the needs of our membership as the market shifts. I also urge our alumni to re-join if they are again in transition.