Adopt the New and Drop the Old practices in Your Resume
Write your own resume – Don’t let anyone else write your resume – it shows and it is a turn-off! It definitely is a giveaway in an interview.
- Know your strengths – prepare an Accomplishment Grid.
a. Include your top ten accomplishments in the past 5 years. It does not all have to be job related. Answer the questions: what did I accomplish, what was the outcome, who/how did it benefit, what did I do to accomplish it?
- Know what you want to do – your passion or interest and qualifications.
- Search the net for similar jobs – use phrases familiar to recruiters.
- Start with a positioning statement – Drop the “job objective” line and replace it with a bold title that summarizes what you want to do. Example: Competitive Intelligence Leader; Corporate Leadership Training Faculty. This becomes your brand.
- Build your resume that resonates with this brand – your experience, accomplishments, education and training. Relevant Experience only – do not exceed 10 years of experience. Rest is history to be captured in a concluding line. Do not add anything that you cannot support in an interview.
- Be clever about logistics in resume
- No need to give full mailing address
- Include phone #, email, URL if you have web address, and LinkedIn profile if it complements your resume
- Definitely not your personal information such as, passport, other IDs, or reference names
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