Friday, October 23, 2009

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Resume Sucks

5. You Still Have An Objective Statement
Aside from being completely outdated, objectives tell the reader what you want, not what you offer. A résumé is a marketing and sales tool about YOU. You need to offer up information about what you bring to the company – not what you want them to do for you.

Instead, start your résumé off with a compelling summary. This is 6-7 sentences about what you offer. Since you don’t have a lot of time to make an impact, reference things that are unique – things where you made a sustainable impact. You can even show metrics in your summary to quickly demonstrate the value that you offer. Your summary is your overview about your key attributes peppered with an example or two to make a swift impact.

There’s my top five for you with some actionable solutions to help you create a rockin’ results-oriented résumé!

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