Minimize the White Space By Maximizing the Black Ink: 4 Ways to Represent the Underrepresented
Presented by: Elizabeth Carter, Ph.D.
When will there be a “Life Happens” section in a resume template? Probably never, which puts many at a disadvantage. The increased automation in the recruiting process is knocking out more minorities. The algorithms of college name and completion and start, stop, start, stop dates of jobs, put them at a disadvantage because of life.
There is more focus on the gaps, aka the white spaces on the page and the assumptions of what was happening in the time frames not accounted for, than what is articulated through the black ink of the actual words on the pages. But does the ink display value, contribution, growth, and excellence? Is it enough to override the white spaces, such that the employer will extend the opportunity? This is where help is needed. We need to change the mindset, have clients describe their value in a qualitative way if there are no quantitative metrics, create quantitative metrics to monitor against for prospective opportunities, and minimize the white space on the paper.
Three key takeaways from this session include:
- What hiring managers are really thinking when they see gaps in a resume.
- The challenges many have in articulating value, improvement, or transformation in their role.
- A system to collect F.A.C.T.s that will improve your clients’ attractiveness to an employer.
This one-hour recording from the 2021 Virtual Conference is $9.99 for NRWA members and $19.99 for nonmembers. It is eligible for 1 CEU.
About the presenter:
CEO and Chief Illumination Officer of AAPPEAL, LLC, a company branded on her “Absolute Passion for Performance, Engagement, Analytics, and Leadership”, Dr. Elizabeth A. Carter empowers employees who feel unseen in the workplace to make their voice visible with tips, tools, and resources that illuminates their presence and increases the profits of their organization. She offers training programs, facilitated sessions, keynote presentations, and one-on-one coaching.
Dr. Carter is a Corporate Finance Professional, speaker, trainer, and published author. With over 25 years working in Corporate settings in a Financial discipline, Dr. Carter’s unique combination of financial acumen and knowledge empowerment has provided her the opportunity to lead, mentor, and develop others in the areas of strategy and financial analysis, performance improvement, and talent development in both profit and non-profit organizations. She makes her voice visible as an ally and spokesperson in diversity recruiting and training efforts at her companies.