I have a lot of professionals express concern to me when they have to launch a new job search and create an updated, targeted resume, but they have more than 20 years’ experience in the same role or various roles with the same company.
If you have been following my blog closely, you will quickly recognize that combining many of the techniques will help you to develop a compelling and well-written resume.
Here are five simple steps that you can use:
- Make sure that you have a strong executive summary or profile at the top of your resume that captures your career high points and really highlights your core competencies.
- Summarize any work/company experience that is more than 15 to 20 years old in a brief paragraph.
- Bring older achievements that really promote you for your new career in a section called “Career Highlights” or “Performance Milestones” on the first page of your resume.
- Categorize your position achievements using industry-specific and/or leadership-driven keywords.
- Avoid the career obituary and keep your resume to two pages and include any additional information that is relevant and critical to your unique value proposition as resume addendums.
What other strategies come to mind for you? Which of these will you implement today?