No matter your industry or management level, competition for the position you want is out there—particularly if the job offers great benefits. Therefore, it’s not enough to share a resume that states you know how to do the job. Instead, it is critical to use this two-page opportunity to broadcast how your unique knowledge and expertise is indispensable to the organization’s mission.
Remember, your resume is your chance to sell yourself sight unseen to somebody strange. They want to know what you can deliver for them. Think of it this way, if you are a movie, then your resume is the exciting trailer that entices hiring managers to tune into you.
Don’t just talk about your daily rigamarole. Tell them how your kickass unique contributions have saved your previous employers money, or increased customer sales, or boosted operational efficiency. They want to know how you improve the machine—not just whether or not you can operate it.
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