Meeting Schedule

Thursday,  June 18, 2015, First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, 178 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., New Canaan CaTS: “Turn Your Outdated Resume Into A Modern Marketing Tool” – by Annette Richmond, MA, CARW


Turn Your Outdated Resume Into A Modern Marketing Tool

Every day, employers receive so many resumes that they look for reasons to eliminate candidates, not reasons to move them forward. If your resume doesn’t demonstrate value it’s unlikely you’ll be contacted for an interview.

Recruiters spend about 6 seconds evaluating a resume according to The Ladders. Employers spend longer, more than 2 minutes according to CareerBuilder. Not much better. That’s if your resume even makes it through the company’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Most DIY resumes are riddled with outdated information like Objective Statements and clichés. They focus on what the candidate is looking for not what he or she can bring to the employer.

This highly instructional session—Turn Your Outdated Resume Into A Modern Marketing Tool— will teach you how to look at your resume a marketing tool rather than an employment record.

You will learn how to write a resume that reflects your accomplishments and skills – what you bring to the table - instead of a resume that lists responsibilities and job duties. You also will learn how to create a document that can be easily scanned by employers and ATS systems.

Turn Your Outdated Resume Into A Modern Marketing Tool will cover:

▶ Replacing the obsolete objective statement

▶ Developing a unique branding element

▶ Creating a skills summary

▶ Crafting accomplishments-based contributions

▶ Highlighting skills for career change


From Annette’s LinkedIn Summary:


▶ Certified Resume Writer ~ LinkedIn Profile Writer ~ Editor ◀

Having changed careers several times, including working as a writer, editor, recruiter, accountant, and vocational counselor, I have a unique take on career management.

In 2000, I leveraged my experience in publishing and vocational counselling to create a one-stop shop for career information and advice. In 2014, we expanded offering branded resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, assessment options, and career services designed to help you make a faster, smoother, less stressful job transition.

As a Certified Advanced Resume Writer, I bring the talent of a trained writer, the perspective of a recruiter, and the knowledge of a professional who has spent over a decade in the career industry to every client I work with. My career-management advice has been quoted in many outlets including Business Insider, Florida Today,, and The Wall Street Journal.

Since its launch has been cited by many as a valuable career resource including The Washington Post, The Detroit News, SELF magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Riley Guide. Additionally, is linked to by numerous colleges and universities across the country including Harvard, Loyola, Cornell, Berkley, Dartmouth, Fairfield and Tufts.

I know my clients are putting their trust in me and I don’t take that responsibility lightly.

Visit to learn more and schedule an introductory phone call. You may also contact me at or 203 807-4360.


Please join CaTS at our Group Name:  New Canaan CaTS: Career Transition Support Group - Jobsearch

Any questions contact CaTS Team Member Anthony Anrig at



bullet  CaTS workshops are held on Thursdays twice a month throughout the year.".

bullet  Workshop location alternates between St. Mark’s Episcopal (first meeting of the month) and First Presbyterian (second meeting of the month).

bullet  Workshops begin promptly at 7 PM and adjourn at 9 PM.  Please be considerate of our CaTS volunteers’ time.

bullet  If you wish to become a CaTS volunteer or have questions, contact Anthony Anrig at 203-952-4084.

bullet  There is no charge for these programs.

bullet  Dress is informal.


Driving Directions

Click here - meetings are usually held at St. Mark's Episcopal church on the first Thursday of the month and at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan on the third Thursday of the month except as noted.



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