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Bill Johnson

Candidate List.xls

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ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO TO FURTHER YOUR JOB SEARCH? IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE 25 WORD LIST, THE ANSWER IS NO!

Since the 25 word list is somewhat unusual to a job search group, I thought I would do one more re-print of the FAQ’s so that you can get your mind around what we are suggesting you do. This list is becoming better known in Tulsa and is gaining some credence so we tend to be a little cofused if you don’t take advantage of the situation.

Tomorrow we are going to spend some time working on your 25 words. If you are already on the list, please come anyway because you can offer your help to others wh may be stuck and, by helping others you may discover a more clever way to write yours.

Please pay attention to the following:

We have a little schedule in this ministry that we call the 25 word list. This list is sent out to recruiters, friends, and alumni of this program and is a source for resumes whenever a company that has received a copy of the list get’s ready to start looking for talent.

Question 1: Why 25 words?

Answer: Because we want to pique the interest of the reader, not bore them before they get to the end of the list. Twenty-five words takes 2 – 3 lines single-spaced and that allows someone to scan the entire list quickly.

Question 2: What if I can’t get it all in 25 words?

Answer: Just like everything else in this ministry we are not sticklers about this. Thirty words is OK, 40 is too much.

Question 3: I have a lot of experience. What if I still can’t get it in 40 words?

Answer: You can because this is not meant to be a mini-resume…..it is meant to be a “hook” to make someone want to see the full resume behind the brief description.

Question 4: I am suffering brain lock. I can’t think creatively right now….how can I go forward?

Answer: This is your lucky day. I have attached a copy of the current list. Just scan some of the listings and see which ones jump out at you and which ones fall flat. Then write something about yourself like the ones that stand out, and avoid writing it like the ones that fall flat.

Question 5: I have several different things I can do and I don’t see a category that fits. What now?

Answer: Who said you could only submit one listing? Write one for each specialty that you bring to the table and we will put you in there several times. If we only allowed you on the list once, someone might pass over a perfectly good candidate because what they were looking for wasn’t highlighted first.

Question 6: Why do you have initials on the list as well as names?

Answer: Because this list is not what we send out for circulation. I truncate the last two columns before it is sent out. Then employers are told to respond with the initials of the resumes they want to see and we will forward those resumes. This keeps the list somewhat confidential and doesn’t broadcast your name to the world. And, when you do get on the list, please don’t tell me to correct your initials. I have them on there as first letter of first name and first two letters of last name so that I can find them easily in my file of resumes. I also open all resumes before I send them out, just to make sure that I am sending the correct one.

Question 7: OK. How do I proceed?

Answer: I am glad you asked. Just return this E-mail and attach your 25 word description, as well as a copy of your latest and greatest resume. The resume is important because I will not put you on the list unless I have something to send out in case someone asks. One of the beauties of this list is the quick response, and if I have to wait around for you to send me a resume…….that is not good. It also helps if you tell me what category you want to be in.

Thanks for your response. I have a hard time understanding why EVERYONE wouldn’t want to do this.

Bill Johnson

In the Cc: of this email, you have emails for all of the leadership team. If you don’t know who knows/does what, ask me. We are all in this to help you, so don’t hesitate to use the resources right at your fingertips.

I KNOW IT’S A LOT OF INFORMATION, BUT PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE E-MAIL! CHECK THESE THINGS OFF AS YOU DO THEM. THE ATTACHMENTS ARE AT THE VERY BOTTOM!

Welcome! I’m sorry you have a reason to be with us but I know for certain you’ve made a good decision. We passed the “where two or more of you are gathered” stage about seven or eight hundred people ago but God is certainly in this place. You are not alone in any meaning of the phrase. Don’t ever underestimate someone’s importance. You will never find a room filled with people who would love to help you like this one. You’re not alone and we are here for you.

1) I am attaching a document that will tell you how to upload your resume to our Yahoo website. We are in the process of switching over to this website, so it’s important that you become familiar with it.

2) You need a resume. Whatever you have is great. Send it to James Hewitt (james.hewitt) by e-mail and we will make sure everyone on the leadership team gets it. This is in addition to you putting it on the website. If you have website questions, contact Russ Knight.

3) I work at home on an iMac. Sometimes formatting gets lost in the translation. If you cannot open a file I send, let me know. There are many ways to send documents and one of them will work! Also, if you are using Microsoft Vista or later, you must save your document as “Word document 1997 through 2004” or whatever it says under SAVE AS. It must go out as a .doc, not .docx. Many of us cannot open .docx.

4) Sign up for what we call The Launch Pad. Bill Johnson’s e-mail is at the top of this email and he’s the one that schedules it. Rather than thinking you have to talk about yourself for 20 minutes, realize you only have to talk for about 5 and then let everyone else help you for 15 more minutes. People survive it every week! Even if you don’t know what you want, we’ll help you figure it out!

That’s enough for now. Remember, you are in good hands and you’ve made a good decision.

Blessings,

Kathleen

In a nutshell:

Join our Yahoo group Link: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/ETMandOJT/

Read Russ’ blog www.dangerruss1970.blogspot.com

Ask me anything you need to know.

Yahoo_Groups_Instructions.doc

Are you doing everything you can do to further your job search? If you are not on the 25 word list, your answer is NO!

John Carter just took a job at Nordam as head of operations. Congratulations, John. You have been a stellar example of persistent networking.

Did I mention that John was on the 25 word list…..in two places?

Right after I got the notice from John, I got a request from HR at Nordam for our 25 word list. They are looking for a supply chain manager and for someone in management. I sent her the most current 25 word list. (I wonder if John will be involved in the interview process since this position will probably report to him)

If you fit that description and you have not put your name on the 25 word list….SHAME ON YOU! I told her that I would poll the group for others and would send her the updated list on Friday. (There’s that sense of urgency again). Even if you are not on the manufacturing side, she is going to be looking over the whole list….what an opportunity.

If you want to be on the list, you need to send me your 25 word description and INCDLUDE A COPY OF YOUR RESUME. (I can’t respond to people if I don’t have a resume to back up the listing)

I am attaching a copy of the current list so you can see how different people have written their descriptions.

I want to close with an interesting statement I heard yesterday. I was having lunch yesterday with a couple of people who are well connected and I told them that for some unknown reason, we have a lot of people who haven’t bothered to put their names on the list. The response I got was:

HOW CAN YOU WIN IF YOU DON’T PLAY THE GAME?

Beautiful

Bill Johnson

Candidate List.xls

I just got a request from Nordam to forward the current 25 word list. Not on there? Sorry. Maybe you can take advantage of the next opportunity by forwarding your 25 words NOW.

Bill Johnson

We have a little schedule in this ministry that we call the 25 word list. This list is sent out to recruiters, friends, and alumni of this program and is a source for resumes whenever a company that has received a copy of the list get’s ready to start looking for talent.

ARE YOU DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO FURTHER YOUR JOB SEARCH? IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE THE LAUNCH PAD AND YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE 25 WORD LIST, THE ANSWER IS “NO”!

In keeping with the format of the Launch Pad information that I just sent out, I am listing FAQ’s about the 25 word list:

Question 1: Why 25 words?

Answer: Because we want to pique the interest of the reader, not bore them before they get to the end of the list. Twenty-five words takes 2 – 3 lines single-spaced and that allows someone to scan the entire list quickly.

Question 2: What if I can’t get it all in 25 words?

Answer: Just like everything else in this ministry we are not sticklers about this. Thirty words is OK, 40 is too much.

Question 3: I have a lot of experience. What if I still can’t get it in 40 words?

Answer: You can because this is not meant to be a mini-resume…..it is meant to be a “hook” to make someone want to see the full resume behind the brief description.

Question 4: I am suffering brain lock. I can’t think creatively right now….how can I go forward?

Answer: This is your lucky day. I have attached a copy of the current list. Just scan some of the listings and see which ones jump out at you and which ones fall flat. Then write something about yourself like the ones that stand out, and avoid writing it like the ones that fall flat.

Question 5: I have several different things I can do and I don’t see a category that fits. What now?

Answer: Who said you could only submit one listing? Write one for each specialty that you bring to the table and we will put you in there several times. If we only allowed you on the list once, someone might pass over a perfectly good candidate because what they were looking for wasn’t highlighted first.

Question 6: Why do you have initials on the list as well as names?

Answer: Because this list is not what we send out for circulation. I truncate the last two columns before it is sent out. Then employers are told to respond with the initials of the resumes they want to see and we will forward those resumes. This keeps the list somewhat confidential and doesn’t broadcast your name to the world. And, when you do get on the list, please don’t tell me to correct your initials. I have them on there as first letter of first name and first two letters of last name so that I can find them easily in my file of resumes. I also open all resumes before I send them out, just to make sure that I am sending the correct one.

Question 7: OK. How do I proceed?

Answer: I am glad you asked. Just return this E-mail and attach your 25 word description, as well as a copy of your latest and greatest resume. The resume is important because I will not put you on the list unless I have something to send out in case someone asks. One of the beauties of this list is the quick response, and if I have to wait around for you to send me a resume…….that is not good. It also helps if you tell me what category you want to be in.

Thanks for your response. I have a hard time understanding why EVERYONE wouldn’t want to do this.

Bill Johnson

Candidate List.xls