Maybe it’s time to approach résumé writing from a different angle
If you’ve sent out hundreds of résumés and still aren’t getting interviews, maybe it’s time to re-think your resume.
Most job seekers approach résumé writing from the wrong perspective. They think their résumé is about them, when in actuality, it’s not.
To learn some fresh ways to write your résumé so you can grab the reader’s attention and land more interviews, check out the following out-of-the-box strategies. They’ll work well with the unique job search strategies I shared last week.
Stay tuned for more out-of-the-box strategies for networking and interviewing!
Out-of-the-box résumé writing strategies
1. Show how you can meet the employer’s needs
Your résumé should be more about speaking to the employer’s needs than your own. A lot of people’s professional summary only lists what they want from the job. Instead, job seekers should talk more about what they have to offer the company.
Showing how you can help meet the employer’s needs will grab the reader’s attention. To find out how to do this, check out my post, “How to Write a Résumé: Make It About THEM, Not You.”
2. Know what you need to delete from your résumé
You only have so much space to work with on a résumé. Therefore, it’s just as important to know what to take off your résumé as it is to know what to add to it.
For instance, if there’s something you’ve done in past jobs you know you never want to do again in future jobs, delete that particular duty from your résumé.
For 12 more items you should remove from your résumé, check out this free video, “What NOT to Share On Your Résumé“.
3. Don’t forget to include your side hustle
If you have a side hustle, either in addition to your current job or as your current means of income, include it on your résumé! Doing so will tell employers a lot about you.
For instance, it will show them how you possess many of the skills they’re looking for, like creativity, adaptability, and more.
Click here to learn how to best market your side hustle on your résumé.
4. Protect your résumé from ageism
Unfortunately and sadly, ageism still exists in the workforce. If you’re running into road blocks with your résumé because of your age, click here for tips to keep you from giving away your age on your résumé.
These tips do not encourage you to lie about your age. Instead, they’re about helping you get your foot in the door for an interview, so you can show employers the benefits your skill level would bring them.
5. Feel more confident about your résumé
As you apply the tips from the previous suggestions, you’ll feel more confident about your résumé and your skills.
But, there are probably some more things you still don’t know about how to write an attention-grabbing résumé. Click here to find out what they are so your résumé will stand out above the competition and land you more interviews!
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Stay tuned for next week when I share several out-of-the-box networking strategies!
- Blog post: “Are Your Job Search Strategies Not Working for You?“
- Blog post: “How to Avoid an Epic Fail When Networking“
- Blog post: “Do You Need to Improve Your Interview Skills?“
- Book: Get Your Résumé Read!
- Video Course: Résumés That Get You the Interview: Surprising Secrets to Getting Your Résumé Noticed