Resumes are a tough cookie to crack.
Take a look at the resume above. Based on taking a look at this resume for 6 seconds, would you give them an interview?
Probably not, right? And why’s that?
Because when you take a look at that resume, many words may come to mind: Unorganized, hard to read, no structure.
That then creates a negative first impression, and we don’t want that for your job search.
Now, take a look at this resume and compare it to the previous one. What are some words you’d use to describe this resume?
Cleaner, lots of information, many metrics. Much better than the previous one, right?
To tie this all up, think of your resume as a movie trailer. You want to hook them in and make sure they want to see the 'full movie' - which in this case, is YOU.
So, here's your cheat sheet to crafting a compelling resume that stands out:
1️⃣ Begin your bullet points with action verbs. It's punchy, dynamic, and immediately showcases your skills. Some great examples: Collaborated, managed, analyzed, strategized.
2️⃣ Highlight your hard skills. They're concrete evidence of what you can bring to the table. Some great examples: Tools like Salesforce, Tableau, Zendesk
3️⃣ Use metrics to show impact. Numbers speak louder than words and give recruiters a tangible grasp of your accomplishments. Some great examples: Increasing efficiency by 15%, Collaborating with 5 senior leadership members
Remember, your resume is not just a piece of paper. It's your ticket to landing a job during these times. So make those six seconds count!
Co-founder of Wonsulting
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