Updating Your Resume
Employers ask 3 questions when looking at a resume:
- Can the candidate solve the problems I have today?
- Can the candidate build shareholder value?
- Will the candidate fit with the company culture?
- A resume is an advertisement, not a proclamation.
- A resume is a highlight film.
- Do not start with career objective.
- Create a profile section and list key skills.
- Always use reverse chronology.
- Include relevant achievements and accomplishments.
- Quantify accomplishments using dollars, percentages, and numbers.
- List operating budgets, account size and staff size.
- Include brief descriptions of the companies you have worked for.
- List relevant affiliations, training, or certifications.
- Focus on the past 10-15 years of employment.
- Do not include family or personal info.
- Always remove irrelevant information when applying for a specific role.
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