Are responses to your resume underwhelming?
A resume should not simply be a list of your job experience and education. But all too often, that’s what I see from my students and clients. Here are three tangible steps to ensure that your resume stands out, presents an engaging, full-dimensional view of who you are, and generates a greater quantity and quality of responses.
- Your resume should be a unique, transcendent expression of who you are. Don’t be afraid to show your humanity.
- Write a strong headline to start your resume to tell people who you truly are. This should be one sentence, two at the very most, that it reflects your brand position and personality in a way that is human and relatable.
- Start each section of your past experience with an emotionally based sub-head. These should tell a story of how the business and organization are better as a result. Accomplishments and skills are important but secondary. They should only serve as the reasons-to-believe for your overall brand positioning.