Creating a Rock Star Resume (part 2)

Continuing with my resume tips, I have even more Rock Star Resume tips to help you stand out!

  • Show results. This is the single biggest difference in making your resume stand out from hundreds of other job applicants. (I do this myself, and I know this is why I get the interviews!)

Underneath your Key Strengths section, list 4-5 career highlights that are results focused. Quantify each of your career highlights in terms of dollars, percentages, or numbers. For example, let’s say that you’re in sales and you’ve brought in an average of 10 new clients per month. That’s 120 clients a year, and if you’ve been doing that for the past 3 years, that’s 360 new clients! So, one of your career highlights could be “Gained approximately 360 new clients which generated $360,000 in new revenue in three years”.

 

Also, try to quantify each of your accomplishments for every job that you list in your Experience section.

  • Highlight leadership and teamwork. Hiring managers look for candidates who are strong leaders, AND strong team contributors. Highlight your leadership skills – and the results of the projects and teams that you’ve led.

If you’re a little light in this area, then highlight any leadership experience you may have had in professional organizations, a sports league, in church, or any other extra-curricular activities. Also, list projects in which you were a strong team member in terms of what your role was, and what the team accomplished.

 

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About Career Coach Sherri Thomas
Sherri Thomas is a leading career coach who helps professionals transform and thrive in their career. She is a leading career coach, Huffington Post writer, globe trotting keynote speaker, and the 2013 Best Career Book author of “The Bounce Back – personal stories of bouncing back higher and faster after a layoff, re-org or career setback.” As a sought after media source, she has been featured in top news outlets including NBC-TV Phoenix, the Wall St. Journal, TIME, New York Daily News, Monster.com and many others. She loves traveling around the world and learning about other cultures, thrives in nature, and will always encourage you to go on what she calls a life changing Kenyan safari because the 30-hour flight journey “isn’t that bad.”


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