Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Career Tips on Resume: 10 Steps to Create a Resume with Impact

Having a resume that makes you stand out is crucial! With an effective resume, you will gain impact on linkedin, other posting arenas and even when giving a contact or hiring manager your resume. That is why you are receiving the 10 steps for a resume with impact again (just in case you missed them in earlier blogs).  You will see them in 4 - parts this month.
 ~ Here are the first 3 of the 10 steps:
1. Always have a particular job in mind when you update your resumé.  Most often, you will be updating your resume relative to the skills and background of your current or last held position. When you forward your resumé to a company, put the position job requisition number in the subject line. Forward both an attachment and a left justified version pasted into your e-mail.
  1. Write a strong Summary Section at the top of your resumé that reflects the unique contribution that you bring to the position. Be specific enough so that the reader can distinguish your unique profile from others
Poor Example: Marketing professional bringing extensive experience and strong communication skills. Works well independently and on a team. This statements sounds like many people.
Good Example: Successful marketing professional with over 10 years experience running global programs in both bio-tech and IT. Reputation for building strong and productive team relationships with both tech and non-tech members.
  1. The font should be large enough to be easy to read and give an impression of a  “confident” professional. A general rule is to use a minimum font size of 11 or 12. Use of smaller font size than 10 seems timid.  Use of a larger font size than 12, in the main content, looks “overdone.” Fonts with serifs draw the reader in. Fonts without serifs are very neat.

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