Encore Maximizing Your Resume: Selling Skills through Storytelling

February 5, 2024
Hosted by Marie Zimenoff

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What if the addition of two simple words could transform generic resume descriptions into compelling selling points? A critical yet often overlooked aspect of resumes is that they are not just a list of past achievements, but powerful sales documents. Even sales professionals who are adept at selling products may struggle to sell themselves on paper. In this insightful episode of The Career Confidante, host Marie Zimenoff is joined by Claire Davis, founder of Traction Resume and an expert in personal branding and resume writing for medical sales professionals. With a unique perspective shaped by her experiences as a recruiter and her personal journey through five layoffs, Claire brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Listeners will get insights from the valuable lessons Claire learned reviewing 16,000+ resumes and experiencing multiple layoffs. They’ll learn what innate strengths you can leverage to get an edge in their job search and on their resumes. Claire’s approach focuses on helping individuals tell their career stories in a way that positions them as unique and indispensable, avoiding the trap of becoming just another commodity in the job market. Don't miss this episode because no matter what job you’re seeking, positioning yourself is key to your job search and advancement. Tune in to learn how to craft a resume that truly sells your skills and sets you up for success in the competitive job market. If you are a professional resume writer looking to grow your skills, check out the resources at resumewritingacademy.com

The Career Confidante

Monday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

In the past decade, theories about how we would all need to be “free agents,” in charge of our own career trajectory, have become reality. While there is a good deal of talk about this new reality, little tangible direction exists about how to thrive, not just survive, in this new workforce.

Join career and leadership development expert Marie Zimenoff as she invites you to learn what you need to know today for tomorrow’s career success. She will share the inside scoop on hiring trends, explain how to earn a promotion, and explore what hiring managers are saying across a variety of industries.

Mondays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Business, Marie will provide a featured topic, interview national leaders and review the latest career management tools. You will benefit from a weekly Get Career Smart(tm) tip and featured job of the week, in addition to practical strategies in branding, career transition, advancement, job search, resumes, interviewing, and social media.

Marie Zimenoff

Marie Zimenoff, president of A Strategic Advantage, has guided thousands of job seekers to Get Focused, Get Found, and Get Hired. She provides practical tools, fresh perspectives, proven strategies, and structured coaching for professionals who struggle with promoting themselves. She guides leaders in gaining the skills, confidence, and network they need to grow as leaders and advance their careers in today’s de-jobbing economy.

As a thought leader in the career industry, Marie has mentored and trained career professionals and been selected as a speaker for national career conferences and pre-conference programs. Job seekers, company leaders, and career professionals know that when Marie presents, they can count on gaining valuable information and walking away with tools they can use today.

Marie holds a Master’s Degree in counseling and career development and the industry’s top certifications in career coaching, leadership coaching, branding, and resume writing. She has served as president of The National Resume Writer’s Association and the Colorado Career Development Association. She is also a facilitator and district coordinator for the Rotary Leadership Institute for Rotary International District 5440.

Marie is a career expert for Yahoo! Education, a contributor to career industry books and journals, and an expert source for BusinessNewsDaily, major professional association publications, and local newspaper and radio media nationwide.

Episode Directory

February 2024

  • 2/26/2024: Encore Developing Your Career in Your Current Role Listen Now
  • 2/12/2024: Developing Your Career in Your Current Role Listen Now
  • 2/5/2024: Encore Maximizing Your Resume: Selling Skills through Storytelling Listen Now

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