Resume Renovation! 3 Tips to Update Your Resume and Showcase Yourself (PART TWO)
Here’s Step 3, the most important piece of updating your resume! Be sure that your resume is written in a way that strongly features your accomplishments, rather than simply laying out your experience. Companies are all about impact and added value right now, so if you streamlined several processes at your last job, cutting down the project time by 50%, SAY THAT. If you developed a training program that taught new hires the corporate culture and philosophy, SAY THAT. If you found a new way to keep the CEO’s calendar and make his/her life much more manageable… well, you get the picture. It doesn’t matter what role you play in the corporation, it’s the value you bring to that role that makes you stand out.
Once your resume renovations are in place, don’t forget to update it on ALL of the online job search engines that you use (or might use). Updating your resume will often trigger it being looked at by not only corporations that are hiring, but also staffing agents who are looking in your area of expertise or experience. Remember that Linkedin is a great network for job searches, and it offers a much broader opportunity to feature yourself – for instance, consider attaching a brief PowerPoint presentation to your profile – or your blog. (You can do both of these through various applications – find these and others by hitting the edit my profile button.)
To your continued success,
Catherine Palmiere, CEIC, CPBA, CPCC, CEMC
Adam Personnel, Inc