Today, I am breaking down the 5 key elements you need in your resume and what you need to include to stand-out to your next employer!
One of the first things I did after losing my job was to dust off, revamp, and refresh my resume.
I have worked in the same industry, digital media & advertising, for 12 years. 10 of those years working at a global media agency, and 2 of those running my own digital consulting practice.
I spent time managing and hiring people on multiple different teams and regions. I understand the hiring process and what employers are looking to see in your resume.
HOW TO REFRESH YOUR RESUME
1. Resume Needs To Be Easy To Read
I know that colorful resumes are all the rage, but what hiring managers want is something easy to read and do not have a lot of colors, graphics, or icons. Your experience needs to standout – not the design.
2. Your Experience
Work experience should be listed chronologically with the most recent job you have held. Your work experience should state the name of the company, the job title that you held, the years you worked at each position, and your role. Include 2-4 bullet points underneath each position to provide details about your role and the responsibilities that you oversaw.
Tip: Avoid fluff, keep your description clear and concise. What were you tasked with? What actions did you take?
3. Highlight Your Impact
Under each job description you have, also include a call out of something impactful that helped drive the business or across the account.
Ex: Increased Client ROI by 10%, Launched a NEW product for the client across Social Media
4. List Your Certifications & Skills
You have worked hard fo your achievements. Make sure to highlight any unique skills, platforms, certifications, or awards to help you stand-out.
Ex: Knowing your bi-lingual helps for International Campaigns; Facebook BluePrint Certified
5. Reach Out To Your Network
Once your resume is revamped – start reaching out to your Network. You never know what leads or opportunities you might get directed too! Email or post on your Linkedin that you are looking and make sure to use hashtags: #jobsearch #gethired #career
♣ Check out my Career Networking article + email template to get started!
Your resume is a snapshot into you and your career – you want to make sure its the best representation of your work experience. Scroll down to start building your resume with my easy resume template!
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