Does your resume tell your story?
In nowadays’ competitive job market, it is essential you have a CV that wows. The good news is that we know the way!
In this article we will show you how a simple resume revamp can change your job search for the better. So, let’s learn together to create the document that positions you for success.
Do your homework
Firstly, it’s important to take some time beforehand to prepare for your resume rewrite by collecting the details. You need to have a pool of information in order to craft a powerful document that effectively markets your qualifications and your personal brand.
Make your professional value shine
Don’t get lost in endless bullets and passive language.
Our advice is to use higher-impact action language that is engaging and will also help you emphasize the value you delivered in your roles.
Actions speak louder than words
Without demonstrating or providing quantifiable results, it might appear that you didn’t achieve actual results.
Our advice: use business growth numbers, stats, increased sales (if the case) and percentages to back-up your success where appropriate.
Make yourself reachable
Make sure you consistently use the same contact details on your business cards, LinkedIn profile, and online portfolio or blog.
Our advice is to select one email address and a mobile phone number to include on your resume. Moreover, we kindly recommend setting up an email address that’s dedicated to your job-search activities.
A high percentage of recruiters will search for your online profiles before they decide to interview you. Save them some time by including the URL to your LinkedIn profile.
If you have a personal website, portfolio, or blog, don’t forget to include them too.
Small changes can go a long way when improving your resume!
List your technology-based hard skills
Think of all technology platforms and tools that you are proficient in and list all that apply to your work. This list can include anything from social media platforms to project management systems and programming languages. During the interview, it’s important to explain in what situations you have used them.
The benefits of volunteering
Have you been actively volunteering with a non-profit organization? List any volunteer work you’ve done that’s relevant to your current job goals. A perfect resume should include the name of the organization and its website URL, the positions you held, your years of involvement, and your responsibilities and contributions to the organization.
Language skills can be a great selling point on your resume. If you’re a multilingual, be sure to list each language you speak and your proficiency level (use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
While this may feel like a lot of work, by taking the time to examine your career now, you’ll see the benefits on your future resume.
A perfect resume is within reach, trust us.