A Book Review: Great Resource for Group Facilitation

Written by CMOE Development Team

Anyone who is a leader or member of a group and wants to get things accomplished knows that there are many issues and challenges that groups commonly face as they seek to find creative solutions, launch new initiatives, and create high performing teams.

The Book Leading Groups to Solutions addresses how team leaders and team members can collaborate, problem solve, plan, organize, and make decisions by exploring models and tools that enable facilitators to help groups achieve their goals.

This book is not about meeting management, nor is it about how to present or speak in front of a group. It is not about how to train or teach people, though this can be part ofrepparttar process.

This book is aboutrepparttar 141052 collaborative process of building consensus, creating synergy, and harnessing collective energy to create innovative solutions. The practical ideas guide group facilitation through combiningrepparttar 141053 best individual thinking into one focused effort and creating shared commitment so thatrepparttar 141054 implementation of solutions is supported and sustained long term.

Rewriting Your Resume? 7 Easy Ways To Give Yourself An Upgrade

Written by Nigel Patterson

In today's competitive job market, a first class resume is an essential tool for winning an interview. The way in which you present your skills, achievements and experience on paper will profoundly affectrepparttar way in which a hiring company considers your application.

An expertly crafted resume not only capturesrepparttar 140920 attention of its reader through careful attention to layout and formatting; it also targetsrepparttar 140921 specific needs ofrepparttar 140922 potential employer by matching and highlighting your abilities and background torepparttar 140923 key requirements ofrepparttar 140924 position.

So what exactly isrepparttar 140925 'perfect resume'?

It's well-nigh impossible to get recruitment professionals to agree on this. For example, takerepparttar 140926 vexed question ofrepparttar 140927 'resume objective'. Some employers prefer to see a clearly stated objective as evidence of a candidate's career focus; others consider including an objective to be a restrictive practice -- or worse, little more than vague waffle.

So inrepparttar 140928 pursuit of a truly personalized resume, it's hardly surprising that effective practice differs from applicant to applicant -- and what suits one job-hunter may not work so well for another.

And while it's impossible to lay down hard and fast rules of best practice in resume writing, it's a whole lot easier to identify some ofrepparttar 140929 habits that can turn recruiters right off -- perhaps even sabotage a candidate's chances fromrepparttar 140930 start!

In this article, I've collected some of these common resume blunders -- so if you're looking to upgrade your resume, here's a checklist of seven easy ways to start!

1. Don't rely on a 'one size fits all' resume

If your resume is going to get yourepparttar 140931 interviews you deserve, it needs to focus onrepparttar 140932 particular demands ofrepparttar 140933 job. So unless your field is very narrow, it's likely that you'll need to adapt your resume to each specific application.

To help you target your resume, try answering these questions: you're thinking of applying for a job; what wouldrepparttar 140934 perfect applicant be like? what are their most important characteristics? what skills and attributes do they possess?

When you profilerepparttar 140935 'ideal candidate' in this way, you're putting yourself inrepparttar 140936 employer's shoes: thinking first about what matters to them and imagining what they'll be looking for when they make a short list from allrepparttar 140937 applications they'll receive.

This is a really useful exercise to help you decide which of your own abilities and achievements to spotlight in your resume.

2. Make sure you include complete contact information

Your cover letter may get separated fromrepparttar 140938 resume. Don't blithely assume that because your address and telephone number are inrepparttar 140939 cover letter, they don't need to be onrepparttar 140940 resume as well -- they do!

Ifrepparttar 140941 employer wants to get hold of you, they'll likely userepparttar 140942 phone. So ensure that you give a personal number (including area code) where you can be reached duringrepparttar 140943 day or where messages can be left. Include a cell phone number and e-mail address where possible.

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