So grab your keyboard or your favorite resume writer and get to work.
- The resume is about your character, personality and ability. Give it life by using action words that paint a picture of who you are and what is your value.
- Excite your audience. Do not make the resume a boring recitation of the tasks that comprise the jobs you have held. No one cares. And no one will hire you based on the job functions. They will only hire you if you fit the bill, can move the needle and suit the organization’s culture.
- Be creative and convincing in telling your story. Do not just list your jobs like some accounting table. Use story telling techniques to weave the facts about you and the most interesting and important accomplishments of your career.
- Take the high road and make the glass half full not half empty. Sure you may have had challenges in your career. You have had bosses that bossed but surely you have had leaders that have led. In every phrase and every sentence keep the tone upbeat and reflective of your positive attitude about your success and the great job you have done for your bosses and employers.