It’s no secret that when you’re interviewing for a job, you’re essentially trying to sell yourself.
You’re discussing your accomplishments, your goals, and the value you can bring to the company. And there is no shame in this; hey if you don’t sell yourself, no one will.
Now when you’re sitting in front of a hiring manager, it’s easier to boast about yourself than, say, in your one-page resume. Yet, you still have to do it. Your resume is the first step toward that corner office.
So how do you sell yourself in your resume? The online employment website, Glassdoor, recently advised on their blog that your resume must tell your story.
Here are some tips on how you can turn your once boring resume into a story:
- Feature difficult situations, the steps you took to overcome them, and the results.
- Within those situations, find ways to highlight your traits – strength, perseverance, integrity, etc.
- Include an executive summary or an objective to outline your career goals.
- Focus on what you can do for an employer by describing your work history with passion.
- Avoid outlining what you did, by calling attention to how you did it.
Everyone has a story, the trick is to make yours stand out in your resume so you can continue telling your story in the job interview (and then later while standing around the proverbial water cooler).