Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep

Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep

by Torin Ellis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780768941111
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Sales rank: 193,527
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Torin Ellis is a human capital strategist, an interview architect, and the founder of the Torin Ellis Brand. As a recruiter and career development coach for over 16 years, Torin Ellis has performed thousands of search assignments and successfully placed hundreds of high-performing professionals in the $150,000-to-$300,000 salary range.

Torin conducts career development bootcamps and group career coaching for colleges and universities providing students invaluable career strategies and consultation. Torin has been contracted by to be a part of their traveling speaking team. He's also been hired to speak at the Department of Labor's "Youth Opportunity" programs all around the country. Through these engagements, Torin has spoken to thousands of students and professionals.

Torin currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Robotics League and Urban Ed, Inc. Torin is a regular guest on "The Karen Hunter Show" on Sirius XM Channel 126 Urban View presenting weekly career development vignettes.

In June 2015, Torin participated in Season 4 of the Docufilm Series, "Top Recruiter: Reign of the Bosses." As a participant in the documentary, he competed against six top recruiters representing both agency and corporate recruiting firms from around the world. The five-day competition consisted of the recruiters facing different scenarios that challenged their business acumen, emotional position, presence, and situational intelligence as they battled for the "Top Recruiter" title. Torin won the Season 4 title of "Top Recruiter" and has been featured on NBC News.

Table of Contents


1 Candidate Foundation

Straight Talk 1

Concept of P2 3

Job Description 5

#1 Secret to Introductions 7

Mobile Makeover 9

2 Resume Deconstruction

Scrap the Ugly Template 15

3 Common Mistakes 16

5 Adjectives 19

39 Adverbs 21

5 Accomplishments 22

3 Big Paper

Professional Summary 26

3 Vital Aspects of Reconstruction 28

Colorful Language and Phrases 30

Before and After Samples 32

4 Stage One-Reconnaissance

Recon Websites 56

Conversation Mapping 58

Attitude Adjustment 59

5 Stage Two-The Interview

Wealae 63

Observational Logistics 66

5 Sizzling Questions 67

6 Stage Three-The Close

Caution Required 71

Manners Are Important 72

Follow Up 73

7 Give 'Em that #Boom

Hashtags, Likes, and Posts 75

Applicant Tracking Systems 76

GitHub and 76

Keeping Up Appearances 77

Basic Wardrobe Reference 78

Gig/On-demand Economy 80

8 Before We Go…

Biases and Diversity 83

A Few Last Words 86

Resources 89

About the Author 95

Notes 97

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