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244 Fifth Avenue Suite 2932

New York City, New York 10010

United States

Company Description

Women in Islam, Inc. was founded in 1992 by Sr. Aisha Al-Adawiya in direct response to atrocities perpetrated against Muslim women in the Rape Camps of Bosnia. These atrocities crystallized a critical need for a forum through which Muslim women could advo ... more

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Employment History

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Resume Consultant

Contact Talk Radio

Instructor - Current

College of DuPage

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ResuMAYDAY

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Downers Grove , IL

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"The biggest flaw for a resume is when it fails to showcase a person's accomplishments, contributions and results, and instead spouts a job description of each position he's held," says Lauren Milligan, founder of ResuMayDay, a resume-writing and career-coaching firm based near Chicago.

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"People get bogged down in the day-to-day details of their jobs, but when it comes to your resume, you've got to get out of the clutter and ask yourself, 'What does this work mean?'" Milligan says.
If a manager is hiring for an administrative assistant, he already knows what an admin does and doesn't want to see a resume that says an applicant can type and answer a phone. "You have to go beyond that to point out your specific strengths," Milligan says.
Start by having big-picture conversations about what you do and how it serves the organization as a whole. "If you're in a support position, consider how successful the person you support is and how you help her do her job better," Milligan says.
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"There's a huge difference between a resume and the Great American Novel," says Milligan. "The resumes I'm most proud of summed up a 25-year career in a single page."
She urges job seekers to remember that resumes are typically skimmed for a mere six to eight seconds. "Make sure you're identifying the companies you worked for, how long you were there and if you earned a promotion," she says. "Those are things that people look for immediately. Also, if your job title is long and vague, tighten it up so that people immediately understand what you've done. For example, "Marketing Manager" is much more accessible than "Global Identity Architect."
Given the time you have to catch a recruiter's eye, a focused, accomplishment-driven resume is the way to go. "If you are loaded up on peripheral stuff, it's too hard for a hiring manager to find your story," Milligan says.
3. Get Real
What if you come up blank when trying to think about how you've helped build the big picture for your employer?
"A couple of times I've talked to people who insisted they just did their jobs and there's nothing special about them that jumps out," Milligan says. She's asked them outright if they're in the right position. "It's a difficult question to ask, but these people may be chasing the wrong job," she says.
She counsels clients that if they cannot speak about what they've done in terms of enhancing the position or the company, "You may be just punching a clock - and you and your employer deserve more."


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Receptionists are the gate keepers and it's their job to be the eyes and ears of the company," cautions Lauren Milligan, founder and CEO of ResuMAYDAY, Inc.

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Telling the interviewer you are a perfectionist and expect too much of yourself is sure to elicit a yawn, if not a discreet roll of the eyes, Milligan warns.
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The interview should be a two-way conversation "to determine if you are the right fit for the company, and if the company is the right fit for you," Milligan says.
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"If you left your prior job on poor terms, you need to put this relationship in a positive light for the interview," Milligan advises.


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Lauren Milligan - After years of experience in recruiting, sales and marketing, C.E.O. and Senior Resume Consultant Lauren Milligan founded ResuMAYDAY in 2001. An active member of many networking and business organizations, Lauren expanded her company from a one-person operation to a corporation that works with national and international clients. Her education in Communications and her background in recruiting helped Lauren discover how much she truly enjoys helping people find the perfect job for them…something she has been doing ever since.
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Speaker - Lauren Milligan

Lauren Milligan is the head Resume Expert and Job Coach at ResuMAYDAY, a one-stop-shop for Career Advancement. Since founding ResuMAYDAY in 2001, she has written thousands of resumes and coached candidates for thousands of interviews. Lauren is the Career Expert for dozens of media outlets and business groups. Her 'No Wimps Allowed' approach helps candidates land jobs without compromising on career level or salary. Her background in recruiting and management steered Lauren to discover how much she truly enjoys helping people land that perfect job.

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