I learned about the concept of a “Career Walking Deck” when I joined Microsoft as an early-in-career. In a nutshell, a career walking deck is a visual presentation that outlines your skills, experiences, and achievements in a concise and compelling way.
Over the years, I’ve created a dozen different versions depending on the situation or job I was applying for. For those of you who are looking to get started and need a little inspiration, here’s an example of what I included in one of my first Career Walking Decks:
NEW EXAMPLES AS OF SEP 2023
I am adding a couple more examples of slides from my previous career walking decks to help give you more inspiration:
Experiences Slide: Check out Resume Rescue to learn how to craft concise and results-oriented bullet points. This helps you demonstrate your impact.
Why Me Slide: Identify the most important “buckets” of the role from reading the job posting and then emphasize your relevant skills and experiences in respect to those buckets. This helps you show the hiring manager that you have what it takes!
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Ultimately, a career walking deck can be a powerful tool for job seekers. By showcasing your strengths and unique selling points in a visual format, you can stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your creativity and innovation. So if you’re looking to take your professional success to the next level, consider creating a career walking deck today.
Find everything you need to get started with creating a career walking deck below:
- Get a FREE Career Walking Deck template
- 3 Important Parts of a Career Walking Deck
- Career Walking Decks 101
- 3 Reasons Why Every Job Seeker Needs a Career Walking Deck
- How to Build a Career Walking Deck That Impresses Hiring Managers
- What’s a Career Walking Deck & Why You Need It
- Career walking deck templates (ready to use)