Creating a Spectacular Resume

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Use your resume as a way to summarize and gather your confidence in yourself and accomplishments for past good results. It’s important that the statements reflect not just what you did but what the benefit was for the employer or client. Your resume is best utilized by being accomplishment focused not TASK driven. The best way to highlight your strengths is to speak in terms that relate to and communicate what they are looking for in an employer.

Identify a specialized format that places your unique selling focus in the foreground. It’s important to guide your reader to the result you want and there are many styles and looks that allow you to do that. The best format is the one that allows the reader to experience your job history and specific results that you generated. Take the time to focus in on the top five to six specific examples that relate to and demonstrate your skills. Keep it simple, direct, and specific.

The two main types of resumes are either functional: organized by skill clusters relating to the job description and company you are applying to or the second organized in chronological order listing one job after another. A third option is a combination of both, highlighting your specific accomplishments, organized in skill clusters with a listing of your chronological job history at the bottom. I recommend you experiment and do one of each.

Keep your resume on one page and have the summary statement at the beginning speak in words and phrases that shine your special contribution and value in the workplace. Your resume is our unique fingerprint which sets you apart from others. Use it to your advantage.