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Top-to-Bottom Resume Refresh - Part 2

Apr 02, 2021
Welcome to the final post of my resume refresh series!
 
This last post will cover the work experience section of your resume (and two other optional sections). 
 
If the thought of editing and making your work experience section shine feels a bit daunting, it's okay.
 
I've got you.
 
Let's do a little recap and then take editing your work experience section step-by-step.
 
Three weeks ago, I shared my top 3 resume refresh secrets.
 
You all loved them so much that I shared two more juicy secrets the following week.
 
Last week, I decided, "Let's get organized, and take it from the top, down."
 
So, I shared what two sections to include at the very top of your resume. Namely, your name and contact information and your qualifications summary, which is the most important section of your resume!
 
I encourage you to click through the links above and check out the posts if you're just tuning in.
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Top-to-Bottom Resume Refresh - Part 1

Mar 26, 2021

The very first words on your resume should be your first and last name.

 
(I know... duh. But, stick with me.)
 
The next line should include ONE phone number, ONE email address, and, if you prefer, the URL to your LinkedIn profile.
 
That's it. Plain and simple.
 
I highly suggest not including your home address, your side hustle's website, or any other information that isn't highly relevant to the job you're applying to.
 
So, the top of your resume should look something like this:
 
Jamie Flora

000-000-0000 | [email protected] | linkedin.com/in/jamieflora1

 
Pro Tip: Delete the "https://www." at the beginning of the LinkedIn URL and the forward slash "/" at the end.
 
Remember, you want to give the least amount of information and the most high-value information.
 

The next section should be a qualifications summary.

 
You might be thinking, "Check! That's exactly what I have after my name and contact information, too."...
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Two More "Resume Refresh" Secrets!

Mar 19, 2021
Several people connected with me after last week's post, so I decided to dish out more of my secret resume tips!
 
To recap, I shared these 3 secrets last week:
  1. Keep it super minimal. Meaning, keep the content of your resume super minimal. Yes, not just minimal, super minimal!
  2. Speak their language. Meaning, use the words in the job description in your resume. Show the company you know what they're talking about!
  3. Curate your work history. Meaning, you don't have to share your entire work experience. You can pare and trim, and only share what's relevant to the job. I give you permission.
 
Visit my last post for more details on these three secrets and/or to copy the "curated work history" phrase I have my clients use in their resumes.
 
This week, I'm sharing two secrets that apply to your WHOLE resume.
 
Then, in the coming weeks, I'll break down what you should include in each section of your resume, so stay tuned!
 
Alright, on to more secrets!
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My Top 3 "Resume Refresh" Secrets

Mar 12, 2021
Many clients come to me wanting to refresh their resume because they're going to start looking for a new role or want to be prepared when organizational changes come their way.
 
This week, I'm sharing with you my top "resume refresh" secrets.
 
I call them secrets because they have proven to get results for hundreds of clients over the last 12 years!
 
That's what I call, "Tried and true," baby!
 

Secret #1: Keep it super minimal

 
Want your resume to pack a punch?
 
Then keep the responsibilities and results you list under each role as short and high impact as possible.
 
One way to do this is to keep recruiters and potential hiring managers in mind and give them exactly what they're looking for.
 
An analogy I've used before is: Imagine the recruiter or the potential hiring manager is in pain and you have the painkiller.
 
You "kill their pain" by listing the exact qualifications you possess that they are looking for and by using the...
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