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How do I translate leadership development & mentorship experience into a meaningful resume for a place like Twitter?

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Renee Cassidy Fort Leavenworth, KS

I've been exploring the idea of becoming a consultant in leadership and management development. Throughout my career, I've been a part of a few organizations/councils that focused on Officer development and have helped guide and develop many Juinor Officers in my units. I have no idea how to translate this into hard-hitting bullets and even less of an idea of how to write a strong impact. I have a draft resume and would love to get some feedback on it.

I know there's an infinitesimally small chance of landing a job without a network. I've exhausted my small LinkedIn network and was put in contact with someone curently working there. Sadly, the introductory message was seen and ignored but, I'd still like to try.

19 November 2020 4 replies Resumes & Cover Letters

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Advisor

June Webb Washington, DC

Hello Renee,

Learning how to communicate and navigate in the virtual online the world can be difficult if you don’t know virtual tech algorithm language and how resumes are easily being filtered before it could reach a recruiter.
Networking is even tougher if a person is not used to operating on these platforms.
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Please connect with me on Linkedin and I can help you navigate through some of these difficulties.

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Advisor

Joe Engle Indianapolis, IN

Hello Renee:
It sounds like you are interested in a position in a civilian HR (Human Resources formerly Personnel) department. Larger companies, like Twitter, would have a need for a career development person. Larger companies have larger HR departments, and therefore more varied HR positions and opportunities. The position you mentioned might also be filled from within the company, so you might consider a general HR position to begin with, and see what develops...if that would be an option for you.

I put together a job hunting/resume building, document, that has some tips on 'civilianizing' a resume. It has been used by several on this net. If you are interested, message me here and I will be glad to send it to you.

Good luck!

Advisor

Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Renee,
You have some powerful tools in the PM field! Look into and start conducting some informational interviews with folks in PM in HR, their are many positions and people who could provide you with advice and ask them how the two fields blend. Have you thought of picking up a PMP, Syracuse University provides all the study material and testing free for veterans. I am attaching a couple of quick reads on career research and LI profiles. Now people are finding you as ScrumMaster, then not seeing the project management accomplishments. Keep in mind your TAG line is what you will be found under LinkedIn.
Again, TAG line concise to a career field, short summary of your qualifications, and accomplishments with #$% to accent value will keep recruiters reading. Remember that you are part of the 0.5% of Americans who serve their country. You are very well respected, but the chance civilians have been part of the 0.5% simply means they will not understand your language or experiences-without translation. Thank you for your support and sacrifices. God Bless https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/come-prepared-transition-process-gap-between-civilian-jerry-welsh/
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/when-more-right-jerry-welsh/

Advisor

Jansen Weaver Philadelphia, PA

Hi Renee,

I would be happy to review your resume and help you think through how to best position yourself for your goals. Please feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jansenfweaver/

Best,
Jansen

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