New Graphic Resumes

I often privately coach people who want a job change or have been laid off recently.  They are anxious to present themselves in the best and fastest way possible. I am not really much of a resume writer but I have read and hired more than a hundred people in my former career in the pharmaceutical industry. I discuss what might catch someone’s eye, ways to talk about wins that matter and how to qualify and quantify your accomplishments. The most important thing in organizing how you will present yourself to a new employer is mastering storytelling. This story must be relatable to the company, culture and hiring manager. It must also be a short story about a problem, your action and the real result.  In the beginning of introducing this into coaching, I ask clients to create it as a PowerPoint slide.  I watch clients write and create some powerful examples after they understand it and those who did were hired...
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When All Of Your Jobs Sound The Same On Your Resume: Fix It With Accomplishments And Their Impact

When All Of Your Jobs Sound The Same On Your Resume: Fix It With Accomplishments And Their Impact One of my clients came to me with a problem. She had held pretty much the same manager-level job during her entire career, only with different companies. Her resume felt boring, even to her, because every job sounded exactly alike. I saw the problem immediately. Like many job hunters, she had focused her resume on her skills. And every job she held required almost exactly the same skill set. Anyone reading her resume would think that she had spent 10 years going nowhere. The solution? We changed the focus of her resume to accomplishments. In every management position, she faced different challenges and had to come up with solutions. Every position involved different goals she had to meet. Each position also required her to communicate with a different group of people, work on different teams, or report to a different level of supervisor. When we wrote...
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