Interview Tip #16

Focusing on telling your story is key to a powerful resume.

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When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start, right?

What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on?

Your resume should not have every work experience you’ve ever had listed on it.

Think of your resume not as a comprehensive list of your career history, but as a marketing document selling you as the perfect person for the job.

That’s where telling a story is powerful.

For each resume you send out, you’ll want to highlight only the accomplishments and skills that are most relevant to the job at hand (even if that means you don’t include all of your experience).

But, you might not know exactly how to put it into action.

What does tailoring your resume actually involve?

How many changes do you need to make?

What content should you be focusing on?

Think of it as that you are the “hero” of the story and what you can do to solve the problem (those listed in the job description).



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Brian Fink

Executive Recruiter. ✈ #ATL ↔ #SF ✈ Building companies is my favorite. Opinions are my own. Responsibility is freedom. 🖖