Updated: Nov 16
If there's one thing Andrea and I can agree on, it's that we've seen enough resume summaries to last a lifetime. 📝 Every week, we read through dozens of them, and here's the truth: the traditional 'summary' or 'objective' statements are usually ignored. Yes, you read that right - ignored. But don't worry, we're not here just to reveal a shocking truth. We also want to share a new approach! High-Impact Bullet Points Instead of using the outdated 'objective' statement, impactful resumes lead with a few concise, insightful bullet points that show exactly what you can bring to the table.
Here's how: 1️⃣ Your Unique Value Proposition: Start with a powerful sentence that sums up your professional experience and the unique value you bring. This is your condensed elevator pitch, a snapshot of your potential. 2️⃣ Case Study Highlight: Make your middle bullet/s a mini case study. Showcase a specific project you've worked on, quantifying the results you achieved. Remember to select an example that aligns with the skills and experience most relevant to your target role. 3️⃣ Stand-Out Accomplishments: The final bullet is your opportunity to spotlight awards, volunteer work, or any other achievements that elevate your profile. This is your chance to differentiate yourself from other candidates. Your Strategic Resume Your resume should be more than just a chronological list of jobs you've worked. It should be a strategic document that tells the story of your career journey. It should showcase your unique strengths, your accomplishments, and ultimately, your potential.
Ready to update your own resume? Download our free Resume Template here! That's all for this week. I hope you've found it valuable! Remember - your dream job is possible, and we're here to help you achieve it. Have a wonderful weekend, Trinity (on behalf of myself and Andrea) Views Professional Development www.viewspd.com.au
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