Here at the FreshAJ blog, I’m constantly looking to create new, effective ways to help students, graduates, and career professionals get juicy insights into the weather industry.
Recently, I’ve received quite a few emails from meteorology students and young professionals asking for feedback on their weather resumes in order to stand out and get an employer’s attention. And I noticed that many of the resumes needed considerable improvement. Even at the student conference at the AMS, the recruiters expressed frustration on many poorly written resumes.
So, it got me thinking…wouldn’t it be nice if a weather expert(s) reviewed a resume before it was actually sent it to an employer?
I’ve personally had the opportunity to review hundreds of weather resumes and have seen first hand what it takes to break into various sectors of operational meteorology. Having an excellent resume is a solid first step.
So, I thought the best way to start would be to select 2 meteorology students, graduates, or career professionals and have their resume reviewed and analyzed FOR FREE.
In addition to the resume review, the (2) lucky candidates will also receive FOR FREE:
1) A 15 minute follow up phone call discussing your red-lined resume.
2) Some guidance/thoughts on which companies you should apply to (or connect with) given your experience.
3) Answer any questions you may have about weather job opportunities (full time, part time or internships), your resume, and/or any sectors of meteorology.
4) Some personal introductions via LinkedIn to successful weather professionals in any sector of meteorology who may be able to help you advance further in your career.
Now for the fun part…in order to select my 2 meteorology winners fairly, I am going to host a weather forecasting contest and choose the top 2 winners.
Interested in joining? Check out the contest rules and join the contest at www.freshaj.com/resume_contest. It’s Free!
Let me answer some more questions about signing up for this contest.
When should you sign up by?
I am accepting sign ups until February 12th 2012. Once you join, you will receive an email about the contest date, contest time, and cities to forecast for. If you do not sign up for the contest, unfortunately you will not be able to participate.
Who should sign up?
Meteorology students, graduates, and young to mid level weather professionals who want to move up in their career should sign up for this contest.
Why should you sign up?
Well, first you have nothing to lose. It’s free to join the contest. Second, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your forecasting skills. Plus it’s fun to compete against your fellow students and weather professionals! And if you win, you get to have your resume analyzed and reviewed for free.
**As a bonus, if the winners allow me to, I will announce the (2) winners of the forecasting contest on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that reaches thousands of weather professionals. **
Where should you sign up?
Again, please sign up for the weather forecasting contest by going directly to the link at www.freshaj.com/resume_contest.
If you have any questions, please let me know!