3 Tips For Flaunting Your Value On Your Resume

If you want employers to keep on reading your resume, you’re going to need a resume that speaks to them. By this we mean a resume that can tell them what value you bring to the table, or that addresses the question, “What can you do for me?” Related: 3 Ways To Emphasize Your ROI On Your Resume So, you’re probably wondering: “How do I do that?” First, you need to understand that hiring managers may only spend a few seconds scanning your resume before moving on to the next resume, so you need to be as concise as possible and the information needs to come off the page easily; not buried in a world of text.


3 Tips For Flaunting Your Value On Your Resume

Want to flaunt your value on your resume? Here are some pointers to follow:

1. Start With A Profile Summary

This has to be up top and center, containing 3-4 lines of information showcasing directly the relevant skills and experience you have to offer. This is also where you create a value proposition that indicates what you can do for them. The best way to approach this is by determining the key performance measures that pertain to that position. In sales, it would be exceeding quota and earning a top rank for performance against your peers. For manufacturing, it would be increasing productivity, quality, and safety while reducing costs, waste, and cycle times. An employer is looking for the best talent so start by telling them you can do what they want. A good example would be:
  • Over 10 years of success exceeding quota and earning Top Ranks for Sales Performance
An employer will definitely keep reading after seeing that.

2. Add A Capabilities Section

A good tip to get a high ranking with the Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that reads and ranks your resume) is to add a Capabilities Section. Here you can take the qualifications and requirements from their job posting and demonstrate that you can do what they need.

3. Backup Work Experience With Major Accomplishments

Under Work Experience, do more than detail what you did. You have to include successes and accomplishments to reaffirm how well you did the job. This will offer the hiring manager some understanding to potentially what you can do for them. Figuring out what value you bring to the table will require some brainstorming, so begin with a bullet point list and expand from that. Without this compelling information on your resume, a hiring manager is unlikely to give you that call back. This post was originally published on an earlier date. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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