Six Secrets to Improve Your Resume

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when you’re working with material you know so well. Here’s how to review and revise your resume with fresh eyes.

1. Answer The Recruiters Question

What can you do for me? Create a resume where recruiters can envision you in the role they want to fill.

2. Write Toward The Future

Your past experience should not read like a job description. Describe how you added value in performing your duties.

3. Quantify Your Impact

Show your accomplishments with numbers, not just words. This provides facts and evidence of you accomplishments.

4. Show the Competition

What this really means is BRAG. You did not just win a scholarship, you WON a scholarship for $2,000 (over a 100 applicants completed). Social proof is on the of the most powerful principles of influence.

5. Connect With An Employee

If this the job you really want, you will have to go the extra mile. Connect with an employee through your networks, information sessions, and alumni outreach. If the conversation goes well, ask for feedback on your resume BEFORE applying. Word will likely travel that you are a great candidate for the position.

6. Show your Passion

Recruiters know that a person with a full personal life means people more interesting, innovative and valuable at work. Passion shows that you’re able to develop skills and share them with others. Share what makes you uniquely talented.


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