Creativity is good in your professional life, within reason. Now you’ve always heard that you should dress for the next position that you desire on your way to the top. And we support these thoughts and ideas. However, you are just a weird person. So let’s stop for a second and remind you that you have 3 weird things on your resume. Let’s help you camouflage a few things. It’s always best to let the weird come out a little later in the interview process.
Weird thing #1 – Your words are not right. They are vague and boring. In many instances, your words are extravagant, yet they do not add value. STOP IT !
To help you to unweird your resume, try using simple words that describe how you have helped solve challenges, pains, goals and company expectations using #’s, %’s and $. Simply state your success in the most important of your job duties. Next state the second most important level of responsibility that you have in your job. Speak about your success. Then simply state achievements in the third most important of your successes. Use simply language or industry specific language.
Weird thing #2 – Your resume looks so boring and so very dated. Stop IT!
To help you to unweird your resume, keep in mind that if you are a creative field or graphic arts field, having a resume that offers visual pizzaz is expected. Otherwise, as long as you do not use a word template for your resume, you should be okay. Use formats including lines, boxes, shades and logos to give your resume a fresh, updated look. Include linkedin, blogs and websites urls to help showcase that you are social media relevant.
Weird thing #3 – You are using colored, speckled gray, blue, severe off-white or yellowish-brown paper for your resume. STOP IT.
Unweird yourself by splashing colored words from a neutral perspective. Based on your career field, it is okay to add a blue heading or a green heading within your resume. Using bold or colorizing headings and keywords may help your skills to pop out for the hiring manager. Otherwise, if you insist on being weird, don’t blame me when you get no results.
Be sure to proofread everything and don’t simply rely on spell check. Double check your resume content for flow. Eliminate any disjointed thoughts or sentences. We hope that you will find this article helpful. Be sure to share with us some of the weird things you’ve placed on your resume. Connect with me at http://www.facebook.com/letmewriteit4u or via linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/in/letmewriteit4u. Like my website at http://www.letmewriteitforyou.org.