Turn Your Markers Into Career Stories to Make Your Resume More Convincing

You want your resume to stand out. At the same time, you don’t want it to be unconventional to the point that it confuses recruiters and they don’t pay attention to it . One way to improve your resume while making it easy to view is to tell a short story.

Jane Heifetz, founder of Right Resumes Career Coaching, suggests that before your resume, highlight the paragraphs that tell the story of your career, like an outline. This will be the summary at the top of your resume. Thus, all of the bullet points under each of your headings have a little more context.

She explains:

Start by cropping your large painting before adding these smaller markers. Tell compelling before and after stories. What were your previous jobs when you started there? What were their biggest problems and how did you help solve them? How are these organizations better because of you? Then add more detailed markers to fill in those stories.

Here’s an example she gives . In fact, the “story” is just a few paragraphs at the beginning of your resume that summarize your career challenges and accomplishments. You may have increased sales and helped your small business thrive. Maybe you led the team and “inspired it to succeed,” like the example.

Keep in mind that you are not writing a novel here. You still want your resume to be easy to view. The idea is to structure it in a more compelling and compelling way. You can think of this as a general outline of your career.

We told you before : most resumes end up at the bottom of the pile because they are boring. Encouraging them is taking risks, but it’s a safe bet because it reveals your accomplishments from the start. Instead of a “goal” of what you hope to achieve, you immediately tell the employer what you are proposing. Check out the full post at the link below.

Improve Your Resume By Turning List Items Into Stories | Harvard Business Review


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