A Few Tips on How to Make Your Resume Shine
Resumes are all about making a great first impression, and I know just how you can make a great first impression with yours.
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What can you add to your resume to add depth to it and make it stand out?
First, remember that you only have one chance to make a great first impression, so a resume should be a collection of your greatest hits. It shouldn’t just be a rewrite of your last job descriptions or a task list. It should detail what you truly accomplished in your recent positions.
Think of it this way—someone who doesn’t know you needs to be motivated by this one document to speak with you as a potential solution to their problem- as someone who can run their business, or, in the case of a recruiter, my client company’s business.
We want to see quantifiable accomplishments on your resume. Back up your successes with percentages and examples of dollar increases. Tell us what kind of volume you oversee, how many doors you run, or how many people you manage. What was the total scope of your business? What key initiatives did you fully own or play a key role in? What actions did you take that supported a top company goal, and what were those results?
“We want to see quantifiable accomplishments on your resume.”
For each position you list, think of at least three great accomplishments. Don’t go overboard and list 15, though. Remember—they are your greatest hits. If you start with a well-crafted resume, great recruiters and great companies will take notice.
By the way, make sure your resume aligns with your LinkedIn profile because we will check for any inconsistencies.
If you have any other questions about making a great resume, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be glad to help you.