Does you resume tell the story of your career with impact?
Over the years, I have written resumes for numerous career-minded professional who are ready to take the next step in their career – Corporate Executives, Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers along with Pastors, Chaplains, and other Ministry Workers. They contact me because their job search is stalled. More often than not, the resume they were using lacked direction. It did not give any idea of –
- The job they were targeting.
- How their skills aligned with the employer’s needs.
- The valued they offered their next employer.
The original document failed because …
- They failed to position themselves for the job they were seeking.
- They used text dense paragraphs (presenting their information in full paragraphs.)
- They provided irrelevant / dated information. They gave lengthy descriptions of past experiences and/or information that wasn’t focused on their job target.
Remember the goal of your resume is to gain the hiring authorities confidence in you as a candidate.
An employer doesn’t’ have time to determine where you would be a great fit or wade through a text dense presentation.
The first steps in writing an effective resume are defining your career target, who you are, and what you offer. A clear direction will help shorten your job search.
Action Steps –
- Research industries, specific companies, and job openings.
- Write toward a specific position.
- Open your document with a career summary that communicates your value.
- Use short paragraphs and bullet points.
- Quantify your results.
- Include keywords throughout your resume.
These simple steps will help the employer
- Easily learn more about you and what you offer
- Quickly identify how you can solve their problems.
To get noticed in today’s highly competitive job market, you have to build the hiring authority’s confidence in you as a candidate by proving your value. A resume that features your unique skills and experience will help convey you are the best candidate for the job.
I welcome the opportunity to connect with you and would enjoy getting to know you. So, reach out!