ResumeWritingHow to Keep your Resume Fresh Information from www.resumetarget.com All photos courtesy of www.sxc.hu
#1 Replace your objectivestatement with a value proposition What is your branding statement?
As the times change, resume writingstyles change
What once was the objectivestatement is now consideredobsolete.
Here is an example of aboring, uninspiring objectivestatement…circa 1990…“Creative marketing professionalseeks a position within anorganization that will allow me toutilize my skills with the potential forgrowth.”
Here is an example of a powerful value proposition, taken from a sales consultant’s resume…“Our clients grow their business, large orsmall, typically by a minimum of 30-50%over the previous year. They accomplishthis without working 80 hour weeks andsacrificing their personal lives.” -Sales consultant via www.about.com -
Employer’s can’t resist callingcandidates who can articulate realvalue in a short paragraph.
#2Review old entries inyour resume What’s on your resume?
There are entries in your resume that may not be relevant anymore…