You are what you write. I recently did a search on resume tips on a popular search engine that starts with a “G” and to no surprise found more than 37 million pages dedicated to some form of tips for resumes. Everyone has an opinion and I am no different.
As I coach though, I have seen literally hundreds of resumes and have come to consensus about their content. Resumes that paint a picture of a personality and tell a story about accomplishments have a higher probability of attracting interest and actionable attention. Moreover, if you are in the market for an advertising, communications or public relations role, a stellar resume demands that you take the time to succinctly but creatively portray your abilities in quick but compelling fashion.
So grab your keyboard or your favorite resume writer and get to work.
1. The resume is about your character, personality and ability. Give it life by using action words that paint a picture of who you are and what is your value.
Even though the economy is on the mend, the job market is still in the recovery room awaiting further medication. So you need to have the best possible resume because you are competing with thousands of other people. Help yourself by looking distinguished, unique and savvy. Words count, so make yours!