If you’re planning to look for a new job in the next 6 months, it’s time to start working on your resume. Now. Whether you’ve decided to write it yourself or plan to hire a professional writer, it ALWAYS takes longer than you think it will.
Getting recruiters to notice you isn’t easy.
As a recruiter, most of the resumes I received were much like reverse-engineered job descriptions. A few years later, the resumes I review as a resume writer are much the same. Even the resumes of C-level executives.
Under each job title, there are long, bulleted lists of job duties and responsibilities. Boring. To get an employer’s attention include a brief overview of each position followed by 3 to 5 bullets that demonstrate value. These are things that stand out, things that had a direct impact on your team, department, maybe even the company.
Make sure to quantify your results whenever possible. You may think that saying you made millions of dollars for a company is impressive. But, it’s not. Employers want to see numbers. For example, the campaign you developed built your newsletter list by XX.