For those of you who are seasoned veterans when it comes to the work force, it can be hard to determine just how to keep from submitting a 12-page resume. With so much experience under your belt, it is hard to reduce ten or twenty years of accomplishments and learned job skills down to just one page of career highlights. However, if you fail to put in the time and effort to condense your resume, then you are limiting yourself when it comes to the opportunities before you.
When your resume is overstuffed and too wordy, then the personal brand you are building for yourself loses its focus. Even though you may be a very well-qualified, well-rounded candidate, you have to hone in and concentrate on a streamlined approach. At this stage in the game, it helps to have someone in your corner who can offer assistance with crafting a resume that captures your strengths in an acceptable amount of space.
At Platinum Resumes, we have ample experience in helping our clients find their center. Writing a resume or online profile and preparing for an interview can be a very difficult task if you don’t know exactly where you are going with it all. That position you held twelve years ago in a powerful company taught you a great deal about the leadership skills you possess today. However, the job you have had for the past five years, which was in a completely different career field, is also worth mentioning because you sharpened your skill set from a completely different angle. So, obviously some confusion lies in determining which experiences to list and in what order.
The most important part of producing a solid resume and striking personal brand is not to allow that same confusion to reach the hiring manager. That said, you need to lay out all of your job experiences and key skills and accomplishments out for review. When you sit down with one of our career experts, then we walk you through this exact process. We ask you to share with us what your career has looked like for the last 10+ years, and then we take it from there. We know what potential employers are looking for, which red flags to avoid. Give us a call today at 816.986.0909, and we’d love to start such a partnership with you!