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Resumes That Land in the “A” Pile with Shira Harrington

  • Mon, June 14, 2010
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus of Greater Washington

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Monday Morning Speaker:  Shira Harrington

Resumes That Land in the “A” Pile

Have you ever wondered why  your resume – the one you labored over for hours -- often seems to go into the application ‘abyss’ without even a response from the employer?  In today’s job market, recruiters are receiving literally hundreds of resumes per job opening, which means only those that are most clearly on target get chosen. The quickest way recruiters determine who makes the cut is to create “A” piles, “B” piles and “C” piles.

To land in the “A” pile your resume must reach out and virtually grab the recruiter by the shoulders (no kidding.)  Learn how to create a stand-out, eye-catching, content rich resume as Shira shares her ‘from-the-trenches’ perspective on how to get noticed…and land the interview.

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Shira Harrington

Founder & President
Purposeful Hire, Inc.
shira@purposefulhire.com

T: 703-508-9573 (mobile)


When business goals and careers goals align, employees are motivated to succeed. Purposeful Hire intentionally connects job seekers and employers through career consulting, executive recruiting and generational diversity training. The philosophy is simple: for every hire, there is a purpose. Let’s find yours together.

BIO:

Shira Harrington, CPC, began her recruiting career in 1994 developing a search practice within the association industry and the human resources community. To enhance her expertise in association management search, she is an active volunteer leader in ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership (the American Society for Association Executives) and facilitates an executive peer roundtable entitled SAFE (Small Association Forum for Executives) which provides a forum for best practice sharing among small staff association executives. 

In addition, Shira plays an active role in the Washington, DC metropolitan human resources community. She has been the Vice President of Programs for the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area; she is Programs Chair for the Human Resources Leadership Forum and she runs a monthly brown bag lunch for HR professionals in the nonprofit and association sectors. 

Shira also is a consultant and presenter on managing the multigenerational workforce. As a subject matter expert, she brings her extensive research and her unique, ‘real world’ perspective of the world at work to bridge the perceived gaps between the generations and prepare executives for the coming labor shortage. Differences in work ethic, life values, work-life expectations, teamwork, communication styles and relationship to authority are just some of the challenges facing employees of each generation.  Moreover, as Baby Boomers prepare to retire, employers are likely to be short-handed unless succession planning begins now.

Shira has presented her generational findings to both human resources audiences as well as to staff of every level. Speaking engagements have included: Adhesive and Sealant Council, America’s Promise Alliance, American Association of Community Colleges, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, American Payroll Association, Baltimore-Washington Chamber of Commerce, Center for Nonprofit Studies, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, DC Courts, Dulles SHRM, Finance and Administration Roundtable, General Investment, Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area (DC SHRM), Logos College, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, National Association of Funeral Directors, National Wildlife Federation, Performance Institute, Ritz Carlton, and Windsor Property Management. 

Shira has been published in the monthly magazine of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, quoted in Federal Computer Weekly, profiled in the Washington Business Journal, interviewed in Bottom Line Briefing and is a contributing author to a new book, Motivating the Millennial Knowledge Worker.
Shira earned a Masters degree in Public Relations with a focus on employee communications from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:00 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

Directions to 40Plus


40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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