Capitalize on experience to create a Job-Winning Resume

People worry they are too old to win a new job and struggle to know what a job-winning resume looks like.

I say no. In a time when the top candidates in the last election were 70, I think you have more things to worry about than your age.

What Is A Job-Winning Resume?

Rethink the way you write resumes.

Don’t get stuck in believing what you learned in school.

Every time a human resources leader or hiring manager hires me to write their resume, they tell me about all the bad resumes they see. Most people stick with strategies they learned in college or even high school. Career centers write beginner resumes not leader resumes.

Realize the job search tips you find online may not be accurate or current. Make sure you vet information you read on job search to ensure the writer of the article writes successful job-winning resumes. I do.

Everyone Has A Resume Story

Sometimes when I start with a new client, they tell me there are no resume stories. They push back in naming an accomplishment section with Strategic Achievements or Key Examples of Success and lean toward ‘Selected Contributions.’

You don’t always remember your success stories. However, I never met a person who doesn’t have them. Perhaps you buried your success stories because you have a cracked self-image and you don’t see your value. We find your stories together.

After we explore their stories, clients often ask me to upgrade their accomplishment section to Leadership Success Highlights. (Suddenly, they remembered more than enough successes to fill up their resume.)

Another client recently said she loved working with me because together the brainstorming creates a better resume and better strategy. It won’t be long before she has a success story to share.

Your opportunity for success is waiting. Are you ready to hire me to help you find it? Let’s talk.

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Julie Walraven, Design Resumes

Julie Walraven

Professional Resume Writer

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