You have worked hard on your resume and it is almost “ready for prime time”. How do you do a final review on your resume to make sure everything is ok?
WHY DID YOU WRITE THE RESUME?
What was the purpose? Go back to the beginning and remember why it was important.
✓ Active job search
✓ Need for internal promotion
✓ Someone like a recruiter has asked to see
WHAT WAS YOUR WRITING STRATEGY?
Have your priorities changed from when you started work on your resume?
✓ Who is your target audience?
✓ How do you want to position yourself?
✓ How do you want to be perceived?
✓ Why should someone hire you instead of someone else?
Review the job postings used to set up the writing strategy.
✓ Did the resume catch everything needed such as the key words?
✓ Are these postings still of interest? It not, why not?
Send it to a friend and ask for their first impression.
✓ Is there enough white space between lines and margins?
✓ Does the content sit well on each page? Does it look balanced?
What is the overall message about why someone should hire you?
✓ Does everything in the resume support what you want to do next in your career?
✓ Does it over-state or under-state your qualifications?
✓ Are your accomplishments clear?
Review everything in great detail. I have seen incorrect phone numbers on resumes!
✓ Are the employment dates accurate?
✓ Job titles?
✓ Areas of Expertise / Skills?
✓ Spelling accurate?
✓ Punctuation consistent?
WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITER
If you engaged a professional resume writer, talk with them before you sign off on the project.
✓ Did the writer give you what you asked for?
✓ Are you happy with your new resume?
Is everything on the resume true? If not, let’s talk and I can help you find another way.
And if you are satisfied with this review, go ahead and start to use your new resume.
If you have a resume you would like to discuss, there is no charge for a consultation. Go to this link https://toolsfortransition.com/contact/schedule-a-call/ to my scheduler where you will also be able to upload your resume to discuss.