resumeCreating a Rock Star Resume (part 1) | Career Coach Sherri Thomas

August 11, 2009by Sherri Thomas2

Your resume has only one shot at making a great first impression, so when you’re trying to make a career move you need to be armed with the best! A great resume can not only help you transition into your new career faster, but it can also help you get a higher starting salary.


The biggest mistake career changers make is thinking that their homemade resume is good enough. Think again! When it comes to your resume, looks are everything. Studies show that hiring managers need only 15-20 seconds to determine whether or not your resume gets the thumbs up, or tossed in the trash.


The key to standing out from a crowded job market is to NOT to focus on responsibilities, but instead showcase your results, successes and the value that you’ve brought to organizations.


Below is a resume tip to make you look like a rock star, stand out from the competition, and even get a higher starting salary…

  • Feature key words. Key words are those skills listed as the job requirements in the job postings. Key words are different for every job so you need to look closely at the job description. Create a section towards the top of your resume called, “Key Strengths”, and feature all of those requirements listed in the job description that you meet.


If you haven’t met with a professional resume writer in the past five years or more, then invest in your career and do it now! Investing in your resume means you’ll be showcasing yourself in the best possible light, standing out from the competition in an overcrowded job market, and a faster transition into your new career! Career Coaching 360 helps professionals and executives change into a more meaningful and inspiring career, and we can help you, too! Check out our resume services and proven resume tips and templates.

Sherri Thomas


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