In our last couple of blog posts, we have been discussing ways to make your resume work on your behalf. If you have been keeping up with the series, we would love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you might have. Feel free to comment on our blogs or e-mail us!
Today we are continuing the series on successful resume writing and covering relocation and leadership experience.
If you are open to relocating, mention it in your summary, along with the cities or areas you are considering. This can help prevent your resume from being overlooked simply because of your current address. As mentioned in the last post, always provide your current and up to date contact information; it should not be hard to reach you.
Showcasing your leadership experience, especially when in consideration for a management role, is vital to your resume helping you get an interview. Questions to think about when you’re summarizing your leadership in a particular position: How do you lead a team? What is your leadership style? How many people have you supervised? What success and growth has your leadership promoted? Have you served in upper-management roles?
Hiring managers want to know that you can successfully lead a team. Simply stating that you were credit manager isn’t enough. What have you done that sets you apart from other credit managers applying for the same position? How does your leadership experience align with the organization’s job description? If the hiring manager can pull useful information like this from your history in a quick scan of your resume, it is highly likely that the company will want to know more about you.
Thank you for reading and keeping up with this series! We’ll be back next week with two more tips for using your resume to get you hired. We are here to help, so if you have any questions feel free to e-mail us or leave a comment below.