Submitted by Mashuu on
I recently re-listened to the resume podcast and its update.
While I don't have my resume set up the MT way, (for fear that a too unusual CV would give a wrong impression for part-time jobs), it is pretty nice from what I hear.
That said, I feel it is time for me to prepare my "Living Career Management Document" as I recently became aware that I now have the basic experience needed to aim a career.
Now, with the LCMD, I was wondering how to structure it and I seek advice.
Should I structure it by job? (like a classic resume entry)
Owner manager, Rookie manager of the year
-Managed 4 teams of painter and 3 teams of marketers
-95% customer satisfaction rate vs 75% average
-35% profitability vs 20% average
Or by skills (personal, communication, budget, team accomplishment, technical, international, responsabilities) with the associated job or exprience?
-Internship in France, In charge a localisation project ....Corp X 2009
-Linguistic tester, Yokohama, Corp Y 2007-2008
-Two of my team painters were promoted to manager, Mashuu Enterprises 2007
-Sucessfully convinced to a friendly seetlement two especially difficult customers, Mashuu Enterprise 2007
Or in some other fashion?
Your inputs are very welcome!
Thanks you very much and a marvellous day to you.
No-one else ever needs to see your CMD, it's just for you, so you can structure it however makes sense for you.
I have a combination of a timeline (like a traditional resume) and some pages arranged by skills, so that I can use it in multiple ways.
I hope that helps,
Like the resume...
Of course, you can structure this one any way that works for you.
Structuring it like the resume makes it easier when you change jobs. You can adjust the entire resume to fit your new understanding of what you'd like to highlight. It's simply a resume with extra accomplishments.
The interview series (which is great, btw) has a nifty mechanism (using 3x5 cards) of transforming that document into an organized set of accomplishments that fit the needs in the actual interview (also see the members-only podcast, http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/09/accomplishments-connecting-resumes-and-interviews)
It's Just a Long Resume
The Career Management Document is literally just a long resume. All your jobs, in all the detail you ever gave on any actual resume, in reverse chronological order.
That way, you can simply collapse it for different versions depending upon the job you're being considered for.
Thanks you very much
Thanks you very much,
I like Wendii idea of adding at the bottom skills in the CMD, mainly because I have experiences and skills that I believe are important yet aquired out of a work context, like oversea schooling or student clubs implications. Young age oblige.
I'll see what I can do.
My Approach to the CMD
I added a little bit to the CMD format to help me tailor my resumes and prepare for interviews by including Skills, Traits, Abilities, and Characteristics (STACs) for each accomplishment. Underneath each position (admin stuff written in MT format), I have a table with two columns: Accomplishment and STACs. One row per accomplishment, and then I list all the STACs covered by that accomplishment.
For any position I seek, I can quickly see which accomplishments are most relevant. When I prepare for an interview, I can prepare "Significant Accomplishment" and behavior-related answers by targeting my practice more effectively.