Here’s the thing: a well thought-out resume is obvious. A hastily thrown together one is really obvious. The best remedy? Follow these steps to ensure a successful resume that gets you great new opportunities.
- What do you want?
Do you have a clear picture of where you want to be in 5 or 10 years? If you don’t, sit down and get it sorted out. If you can’t clearly articulate your career goals – how can you write a succinct resume?
- Clean sweep
Where possible try and get any information about jobs etc. that does not relate to your present career path, entirely off your resume. Think of your resume like a picture puzzle. Any pieces that don’t fit will confuse or distort the overall picture.
- Find the right words and make the format outstanding
Write it clearly. Without a lot of unnecessary phrasing. And using power words that position you in a dynamic, relevant way. Then – design it. If you can’t, get an innovative resume service to do it for you. Don’t let a boring looking resume be the cause of a lack of interview opportunities.