Selling Yourself on Your Resume


One of the golden rules of business is accepting the idea that people will buy a product if they think they need it. When it comes to your resume, ask yourself the same question: will employers feel they need me? A few thoughts in that direction …

What are the key verbs associated with your job title?

Your resume should satisfy the employer that you can do the job. In fact, it should convince them you can do the job – great. Key verbs and phrasal verbs such as:

  • Verbal communications
  • Typing
  • Relationship building
  • Analyzing
  • Researching
  • Collaborating

Find out what your “key verbs” are; and apply them to your resume.

What’s your #1 strength?

For some people it might be their work experience. For others it might be their post-graduate education in the field. For others still it could be some community involvement via volunteering. Have a look at your target position’s most important qualifications. (They’re usually at the top of the job posting.) Do you match? What specifically? If so, put that qualification (or two) nearest the top of your resume. It’s as simple as that.

Bring some sizzle

This one’s just like it sounds – add some interesting phrasing, design formatting or some other quality features to your resume that catches the eye of the reader. Depending on your profession, you can really knock this one out of the park. Innovative design ideas and graphics come to mind. Or, simply add some basic attention-grabbing content that puts you at the top of the “yes” pile.

Your resume is the most important tactic in your job search strategy. Make it count.

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