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5 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

  1. Brand yourself.

Imagine the last commercial you watched. What made the company stand out? What made it a memorable brand? Much like advertising, you should think of your resume as your own personal advertisement. Highlight what you would do to make a difference if you were hired, and demonstrate what differentiates you from other career applicants.

2. Create your own business cards.

Business cards are tools that make it easier for someone to contact you. Creating your own personal business cards with your ideal career position and your contact information will allow you to stand out from the competition.

3. Pre and post-interview thank you note.

What’s the one thing that’s more valuable than money? Time! Thank your interviewer before and after for being gracious enough to spend time out of their day considering you as a career applicant, and explain again why you’re the best candidate for the new career.

4. Keep it concise.

Take the fluff out of your resume and stick to the most important facts. That will keep your interviewers interest and demonstrate your ability to get straight to the point.

5. Work some power words into your resume to promote a positive reaction from your interviewer. Here are a few examples:

Initiated
Implemented
Led
Managed
Increased
Influenced
Launched
Advised
Demonstrated
Conceptualized
Delivered
Eliminated
Executed
Generated
Motivated
Saved
Performed
Planned
Promoted
Shaped
Supervised
Succeeded
Streamlined
Upgraded
Productive
Ability
Developing
Outstanding
Positive
Proactive
Proven
Pivotal
Repeatedly
Significantly
Thoroughly
Versatile

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