Recently, we hosted our #LifeAtATT Career Chat. Dozens of leaders from AT&T and beyond gathered to share advice and insights on career development.
Whether you’re interviewing for your first job or reshaping your brand to take that next step, these tips offer something for everyone.
We asked: What tips and tricks do you have for ensuring your resume and LinkedIn profile stand out?
Q1.Stick to regular formatting and forego the images, graphics, and distracting colors so application tracking systems can pick up all the content. Tailor your resume to each job you are applying for to include the skills and experience needed for the roles you want #CareerChat https://t.co/MWEcwUWVJd
— Jannie (@Jannie303) August 10, 2022
#1 Tip: Be loud and proud about your skills and accomplishments! Your resume and profile should be all about how fabulous you are and the value you add to an organization. Stay away from words that diminish your accomplishments. #CareerChat #LifeAtATT https://t.co/PLcmtCIbNr
— The Muse (@TheMuse) August 10, 2022
Study the job description & any info you have on the position. Are you showcasing your strengths in the areas that seem to be of paramount importance to this role? Line it up! Make the impact #CareerChat #LifeAtATT #COOP_ThereItIs #WFOCares @WFOCare https://t.co/STSjAfbcuV
— Kari Hasler (@KarilynnC) August 10, 2022
1 page clear, typo-free contact and location details include a link to your developed LinkedIn profile, Twitter add a custom headline, consider adding a photo. #CareerChat #LifeAtATT #PersonalBrand https://t.co/mSODplHull
— Angela De La Vega (@angela_vega9) August 10, 2022
First, start w/ the work. Focus on projects, knowing the work will live on your Resume. Quantify as much as possible. This helps others associate value to your contributions. 2nd, Bring your SUPER self to everything you do. #CareerChat https://t.co/pJmWjDDW9G
— David C. Williams (@dcwglobal) August 10, 2022
A1: To showcase your talent on LinkedIn: Add sharable samples of work to profile under each job – photos, docs, ppts, video. Also use “Featured” section to show visual resume or ppt of accomplishments #LifeAtATT #CareerChat https://t.co/8ZoJ4bGdc0
— Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa) August 10, 2022
We asked: From the first to the final interview, what is your advice on how to create a lasting impressionand stay ahead of the pack?
I know all about the jitters! Best advice- be genuine, be yourself and show enthusiasm! Definitely prepare, get good sleep and remember why you are applying/what you bring to the role. Lastly, BREATHE #LifeAtATT #CareerChat https://t.co/YfMuSMUqax
— Alexandrea (@agrahamrecruit) August 10, 2022
Talk about what you’ve learned from inspiring leaders, mentors and advocates you’ve surrounded yourself with throughout your career – diverse voices who challenge you, who push you outside your comfort zone, to be courageous and take smart risks. #CareerChat #LifeAtATT https://t.co/a89LgMtQ1w
— Jennifer Sampson (@jenhsampson) August 10, 2022
Always have a data driven point of view, articulate key points you’re wanting to make &follow up throughout the process. Show that you’re genuinely interested and make them see what you’d bring to the table. Your goal is for them to envision you in their organization. #CareerChat https://t.co/ZZkyrKqOK5
— Jaron Felder (@MrsJaronfelder) August 10, 2022
🗣 Practice, practice, practice! Do your research and have genuine questions prepared. And remember that it’s just a conversation 😉 #CareerChat #lifeatatt https://t.co/MX0cI6Rk9A
— Geneva Norman (@genevaoxygentc) August 10, 2022
Being genuine and authentic is the 🔑 . Be true to your audience and BE a🦄 . Be great at a few things that make you different and execute on those. Do your 📚 📖 know the person interviewing so that the VIBE is right 😉 OWN your success ⁰#LifeAtATT #CareerChat https://t.co/0L308Zkbr3
— Vince Leaks (@VinceLeaks) August 10, 2022
Attitude matters, have a point of view, be confident (but not cocky) #LifeAtATT #CareerChat https://t.co/55aCyvVjJ4
— Stacey Marx (@StaceyAMarx) August 10, 2022
With this advice in your toolkit, you’re well equipped to continue your career journey. And this is just the beginning. You can find even more great tips and tricks on Twitter.Check out chat highlights