Today’s job market is increasingly competitive that a jobseeker should display aggressiveness in his overall job search campaign. How is that possible? Present the best resume. But what is the definition of a best resume? Really, the answers are endless, but one fact still remains—resume is your career-marketing document that you should try developing in its highest standard possible.
The window of opportunity opens in as little as 10 seconds, yet no matter how short the given time is for your resume to spark the readers’ attention, you should grab the chance given to you by portraying your expertise and overall value offered.
Forget about tasked-based resume with an inventory of a position’s responsibilities that is coupled with a standard (and boring list of personal aptitudes. What is in nowadays, especially to the hiring managers, is an achievement/accomplishment driven resume that tells you are a pro-active candidate that demands results and demonstrates the significant value on offer to the organization.
So what are the strategies to come up with the best resume that would promote your overall value and portrays you as a passionate contributor the ongoing success of the company that demands an employment interview? Consider this chunk of effective resume writing strategy:
- Include a brief career profile that summarizes your skills and highlights your accomplishments. This tells the reader what you can deliver—rather than what you want.
- Use industry-related keywords as well as action words that will surely grab the reader’s attention. For instance: orchestrated, devised, instructed, spearheaded, maximized, led, directed, streamlined, oversaw, managed, motivated, controlled, delegated, consolidated, generated, implemented, proposed, specified, etc.
- Specify the challenges you overcame; the action or solution you undertook to alleviate the challenge; and the (quantifiable) result, and script into a powerfully written statement.
- Be consistent in your resume formatting. Make sure your overall document is well structured (plenty of white space), and attractive.
- Generally, include only the positions you had the last five to 10 years (if the position being applied for is relevant to what you have been doing), with a maximum of about 15 years.
- Edit. Edit. Edit.