3 Ways To Make Your Resume Remarkable

Posted: July, 27, 2018 | Categories: Resume Tips


Having the right design, layout, and content for your resume is what stands between you and a new job. Many times you only have twenty to thirty seconds to capture the attention of your reader so approaching this endeavor with a clear strategy and plan of action is important. 

Consider your resume like an online dating profile. Not only does the content have to adequately cover your experience and capabilities, but it must be interesting and even enticing. Keeping the reader's interest means not having a War and Peace sized autobiography; cover the most important topics by giving just enough information to leave whoever is reading your resume the desire to know more. Here are some of our suggestions:


1. Highlight your accomplishments

Did you cut costs? Increase revenue? Deliver projects correctly ahead of time? Below budget? Break a company record? If so, your resume is an excellent place to call attention to how awesome you really are! You want your potential employer to visualize how you are going to help them and one way to help this process is to use numbers and percentages. Don't spell it out when you can show it with numbers.


2. Call out the value you would bring to the target company

If you're a sports fan or even if you just hang around one, you're familiar with this idea. When a new player joins a team everyone voices their opinion on the value that new player brings with them. Your resume is the perfect place for you to assert the value you would add to your prospective employer's team. Make sure you are speaking the same language that your potential employer speaks, especially as it relates to the position you are applying for.


3. Identify the ways you help solve the company's challenges

No doubt you've seen an infomercial. They're loud. They're bright. And surprisingly, they're effective (Be honest, you have at least one product seen on TV in your house right now)! The reason they are effective is they highlight the assets of the product and show how those benefits solve a challenge that the target audience is facing. In the same way, show your depth by identifying your professional assets and highlighting the benefits to the hiring manager to show how you can solve that company's problems.



By addressing this content in your resume, you'll set yourself apart from the competition, pass the employer's screening process and get the interview!

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By JWilliams Staffing

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