During the course of my many years in executive search, I screened upwards of 100,000 resumes. I have seen pretty much every form of resume on the planet. Many of these resumes I’ve reviewed were “OK” but not as compelling as they could have been. There is a significant difference and impact between a good resume and a great one.
Your resume is the embodiment of who you are as a professional. It is both the story of your professional development and a marketing document. It should be attractively formatted, organized, easy to read, honest, articulate and compelling. The best resumes provide succinct contextual understanding of where you have worked and what you have done. For example, if a company or role on your resume is not well recognized, it should be accompanied with a brief description. Throughout your career, you should remain attentive to your end goals and the big picture as you build and shape your resume. In other words, your career decisions and experiences should be m
oving you closer to your career objectives and positioning you attractively in the market.
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