If you are reading this post as a recent college graduate, you are likely job-hunting armed with your finely tuned resume. Tragically, if you are reading this post as a middle-aged professional in America you are likely job-hunting armed with your outdated resume (or at least know someone who is). These are troubling times where job security seems to be a fantasy.
For my recent college graduates, landing your first job in this environment may be the toughest task you ever attempt. It is far more difficult to land a job when you’ve never had one than it is when you have had a job. The good news – you are armed with the most updated job searching techniques and knowledge.
For my middle-aged, seasoned professionals, being forced back out into the job hunt is demoralizing and terrifying. You likely have a family to support, a mortgage to pay, and kids gearing up for college. The good news – you are experienced.
The question is: How can both of these competing classes land jobs in this environment?
The answer is found in the resume! It’s all about getting the right people, at the right place, at the right time to actually read your resume.
Ironically, the man known as “America’s #1 Recruitment & Placement Specialist” and author of Unbeatable Resumes, Tony Beshara, calls resumes overrated. So we figured we would sit down with him and discuss, The Changing World of Resumes.
Tony Beshara is our distinguished guest for the November 10, 2011 Reach Personal Branding Interview at noon EDT. Tony will discuss his new book, Unbeatable Resumes, in an interactive, one-hour conversation with William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding.
Tony Beshara is the owner and president of Babich & Associates and is the oldest placement and recruitment service in Texas. It is the consistently one of the top contingency placement firm in the DFW area, as recognized by the Dallas Ft. Worth Business Journal. He has been in the business of finding jobs for just about every kind of professional since 1973.
His first best selling book, The Job Search Solution – The Ultimate System for Finding a Great job NOW!, was the impetus to create an online program “The Job Search Solution.” Tony’s second best seller, ACING The Interview, answers almost any question regarding interviewing, being interviewed, etc. in today’s erratic job market. His new book, UNBEATABLE Resumes has been recently published. It discusses resumes for the present, unique employment market. Tony also hosts a daily radio show, The Job Search Solution on KVCE, 1160 AM, every Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 8am. Tony received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from St. Louis University in 1973. Tony and his beautiful wife of 42 years have four grown sons.
To download the interview handout and audio file, please visit: http://360rea.ch/sPEiYS
Known as the Leadership Branding Scholar, Ryan Mickley teaches high school and college students how to develop, implement, and maintain their personal brands. He believes that servant leadership is the foundation of every personal brand. Reach certified, Ryan serves as the Executive Producer for the Reach Personal Branding Interview Series.