In the current economic climate, job search strategies have become a hot topic. Julie Walraven has been a resource for radio, print media, and online media on topics that range from resume writing and LinkedIn profile development to interview strategies and personal branding.
Using Vizibility, however, you can link to a key news announcement, trade magazine profile or whatever you desire; the “quick search” shows five Web links of your choosing.
Most important, Vizibility can let you stand out as you, and not as someone with your same name. Julie Walraven, a career marketing strategist and owner of DesignResumes.com in Wausau, Wis., likes the concept.
“I know job seekers who have common names and they have struggled with identity issues,” Ms. Walraven wrote in an email. “I could see this as an excellent tool to review and keep results that fit your profile and diminish other people’s influence on your results.”
One of the projects that Julie participated in was the Jobseeker Makeover project with the Wausau Daily Herald team of Jake Miller and Carrie Hutton. This project was featured on the front page of the Sunday, February 27 issue of the Wausau Daily Herald.
You can read the article here: Wausau Daily Herald February 27 Job Seeker Makeover
Emily Neubauer at WAOW-TV asked for Julie’s input for a story: “Tips to set your resume apart.” The online version is available here.
“The employer wants to see it, and we haven’t gotten away from resumes. They are the key piece,” Resume specialist Julie Walraven said.
Walraven has some tips to move your resume to the top of the pile.
First, experts say to use title and headlines to match the job you want. Next, sell your accomplishments. Experts say do not be afraid to sell yourself.
“In real estate they say location, location, location. In resume building we say accomplishments, accomplishments, accomplishments,” Walraven said.
Walraven also says to always have your resume answer the question, “Why should I hire you?”
“Remember who else you know and start talking. Don’t hide your job search,” Walraven said.
Julie Walraven can be reached at 715-574-5263 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for any media inquiries.