9th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon benefiting the Women’s Resource Center (WRC). This highly anticipated event – a sellout for the last five years – will be held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Center City, Philadelphia on Friday, April 10th, 11am-2pm. Emceed by Emmy-award winning journalist and former NBC10 reporter Lu Ann Cahn, the Women’s Leadership Luncheon will feature a keynote address on “The Art of Negotiating Throughout Life” by Jen Gaiski, Senior Vice President of Content Acquisition at Comcast.
Carol Kleiman, of the Attwood/Kleiman Group was the speaker at our free June Career Seminar.
If you missed the session, here is Carol’s strategy for writing a clear and compelling profile statement that can be used as a summary on your resume, or adapted as your polished introduction (elevator speech).
1. Your profile can (and should) be three strong sentences:
Sentence 1: An overview of your background
Sentence 2: Your 3 greatest strengths
Sentence 3: The 1 thing you are known for
Carol provided the following example:
“Established leader in the Product Development and Marketing of commercially engineered products for both consumer and industrial applications. Demonstrated strengths in strategic thinking, tactical operations and leading cross-functional teams to exceed market expectations. Recognized by senior management for expertise in reversing struggling product lines to achieve profitability.”
Carol gave participants time to write their own statements, which they then shared in pairs. Give it a try, and then ask for feedback from trusted family or friends. You may be pleased to see how much stronger your profile statement sounds, which could lead to your resume getting more attention from prospective employers.