Having a great resume is the first step to landing that dream job. Writing a resume can be the most stressful part of the job search. But it’s also the most effective way to share your experience and qualifications. The purpose of your resume is to create enough interest that the employer will want to see you for a more detailed face-to-face interview. The resumes that receive the most attention are structured with the following components:
Value proposition statement
This section should tell the employer the immediate value you will bring to their organization. If you are a business development professional with successful experience working with companies in the medical industry, you should have this in this section. An example of this statement would be “an experienced business development professional with established existing relationships with key regional medical equipment companies. These established relationships will allow me to gain immediate access to key decision makers early in the sales cycle.” The value proposition statement allows the employer to envision you in this role and as an immediate contributor to their organization.
Keywords in resume writing
Effective resume writing should be done in a way that allows you to stand out from the crowd. One of the most effective ways to do this is to ensure that you use the appropriate keywords for the job posting. We know that most companies use analytics software to review resumes. This software is designed to filter keywords from the resumes they receive. This software will search resumes for these keywords.
So simple keywords are those words that easily describe the position you are applying for. In the example above, the role is Business Development Professional. So what words immediately come to mind with this position? Okay, business development. Therefore, you will want the keywords to be business development. To tell your story, you need to use these keywords naturally.
Highlight your experience
Many professionals have a wealth of valuable relevant experience to share. The key is how much of this experience should you share on your resume? Resumes are screened and, if selected, reviewed by the employer for about 20 seconds or less. When writing a resume, it is totally acceptable to build a 2-3 page resume if you are applying for an executive level position. All other positions 1-2 pages are common. Remember that most employers know that the average job applicant has more than three jobs in her career. The length of the resume is not as important as the use of keywords and highlighting your experience and relevant qualifications. The only experience you should highlight are those experiences that apply to the job. As mentioned above, naturally you should tell your story using keywords and relevant work experience.
Having a great resume is easy to achieve and doesn’t require fancy words, layouts, or layouts. There are plenty of free resume writing templates on the internet that can help you with design, etc. Because this document is so important in getting you closer to your new job, we encourage you to take the time to get it right. Most importantly, before you send your resume to a potential employer, you should have a trusted person review it and provide feedback. Be sure to use the spell checker and look for grammatical errors etc. Remember that you only get one chance to make a great first impression.
Affordable Resume Writing
Many professionals choose to write their resumes and with tremendous results. But if you feel the need to use a professional service, know that the rates for these companies and professionals range from $300 to $1500 depending on the technical copy writing skills required. In other words, if you’re applying for a medical or IT position, you’d want a resume writer with that level of experience writing impactful copy or content on your behalf.
You are now closer to securing the position that best matches your skills and qualifications. I wish you the best