The Audience Experience
"For every JR-tailored résumé I've sent out, I've received an invitation to interview. Thank you for all your insight and expertise in helping me to shine on paper." — Post-event email received from Ph.D. candidate, UCLA
"I was an attendee at last night's Harvard Club of DC C-suite event. Wanted to thank you for the great advice, it was a very interesting and informative event." — Harvard Alumnus, Harvard Club of Washington, D.C.
"Thank you for coming in to do the résumé workshop. As MBA students we are getting a rigorous training in spreadsheets and marketing plans. However, the information you shared about résumés and LinkedIn account management are nowhere on the curriculum. Thus, it was invaluable for us as we began the process of starting new careers." — MBA candidate, California State University, East Bay
"Thank you for such a wonderful résumé workshop and your commitment to productively responding to our needs. I especially appreciated your live résumé building session where we all collaborated to propose the language / terminology to translate our teaching, research, and dissertation work into a marketable résumé. Thanks for your amazing work!" — Post-event email received from Ph.D. candidate, UCLA
"Thank you for your incredibly helpful presentation. Your session gave me tools that related my educational activities to industry positions. Moreover, your captivating speaking style provided me with further insights into effective public speaking." — Post-event email received from Ph.D. candidate, UCLA
"It was great hearing all your tips regarding a résumé and LinkedIn last Friday. These are items that are hard to squeeze into such a small time-frame, but you did well. It's too bad that this couldn't be a two-day event!" — MBA candidate, California State University, East Bay
"I was at your workshop at the UCLA professional development event last Monday. I've now been working to get my LinkedIn profile up to speed based on the slides you shared. Thank you for the time that you put in."— Post-event LinkedIn invitation received from Ph.D. candidate, UCLA
"Thank you for putting together such an informative and great presentation last Friday! I gained a lot of new insight to prepare for the job hunt post-graduation, so thank you." — MBA candidate, California State University, East Bay
"The question of how to arrange items on my résumé has paralyzed me for a long time, preventing me from doing very much on the job search front. Now I feel like a huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders. Because of your suggestions, I feel much more confident about presenting myself to potential employers and I think I can finally move forward. Thank you so much." — Post-event email received from Ph.D. candidate, UC Berkeley
"Back in 2012, I attended [one of your San Francisco presentations] on résumé writing. I really enjoyed what you shared with all of us that night, and your insights enabled me to improve my résumé, which in turn, landed me new job opportunities. I enjoyed your perspectives and working style." — Submitted by email four years after the original presentation
The following quotes were pulled from hand-written audience evaluations for presentations to the statewide UC Humanities Network, held at Berkeley, San Diego, and Sacramento locations.
“Practical panel that I definitely needed. Jared was clear about how to organize one's work life so the value is most clear.”
“Practical, helpful, enjoyable.”
“Great! Excellent speaker. Very helpful and unlike [other panelists], encouraging on conceiving graduate student work as work.”
“Interesting and intriguing. Knowledgeable and entertaining.”
“I can't believe I got to hear Jared Redick's presentation ... for free! His talk was informative and eye-opening.”
“So good! Thanks for getting Jared, he was really great. The real life examples were helpful.”
"Helpful room for discourse."
"Wow! I didn't realize how exciting résumé writing / building could be. Also, this workshop made me feel inspired to research and analyze job descriptions."
"I loved the résumé workshop and breakout session!"
"Loved the workshop."
"The résumé workshop was a very productive aspect of the day."
What were the most productive aspects of the day?
"J-A-R-E-D R-E-D-I-C-K. He is amazing and we need more of him!"
"Résumé breakout session!"
"Jared's presentation was absolutely the most useful part of the day."
"The skills / 'buckets' portion of The Résumé Studio."
"Dang! Loved having a grad who had gone through the search."
"Résumé workshop with Jared."
"Breakout session with Jared."
"I loved the résumé workshop. I wish we had a chance to individual go over our résumés."
What are you feel you are walking away with?
"A strong set of tools to reworking my résumé and a sense of how others are approach the job market."
"Loved the slides and will use them as reference in the future. Already planning out my buckets!"
"Love the JDA."
"Quite useful. This is exactly the kind of guidance I need. How to market myself, what hidden assets I might have to offer an employer."
"Excellent. Informative. Great resource that was well-presented. Would have loved more time for questions."
"Immensely helpful. Jared is a priceless resource."
"The JDA and translation of skills was very helpful. Samples = good."
"The insider's view was very illuminating."
"Jared and [other presenter] offered tangible language for transitioning academic work into other worlds."
"Super helpful in translating academic skill set into a résumé."
"Very helpful. Covered a lot."
"Extremely helpful. Walk away with a ton of insightful, specific, and concrete ways on which I can modify my résumé."
"The practicum was an amazing experience. Keep the group small; it really helps."
"I loved how interactive and personalized this was."
"Loved! Examples were really helpful."
"Fantastic! I would have liked more small group time, perhaps rotating table partners to get more perspective."
"Still working through his excellent job analysis."
"Now I want to hire him to write my résumé!"
"Very helpful ... translating academic work to résumé buckets."
"The moment where everyone started contributing to collective quantification of dissertation research ... AMAZING! Laughter showed how uncomfortable everyone is with owning the value of their work."
"Helpful and engaging. Tapped into important issues on all our minds about not "giving up" our [academic work], which Jared was extremely supportive about."
"Good working examples. Would listen to him give info on his experiences for hours."
"The material was really useful for learning the language of résumé writing."
"Practical self-marketing skills."
"I wish we'd had more time!"
"Extremely helpful in putting several skills into three main themes and selling ourselves and abilities."
"Very good. I'd love more personalized time."
"Jared did a good job of getting us to think about branding. I will use his tip about applicant tracking systems."
"Great, and I really hope for more iteration on this topic."
"Amazing! He's brilliant! I gained many tools. Excited to share!"
"I want to work with him one-on-one or in a group."
"Excellent. Practical and fun. Please bring him back."