Most recruiters see hundreds of resumes every week. Over time, we all develop a sense of what represents a candidate well, and what does not. Unfortunately for job seekers, they don’t see their competition’s resumes, and so they don’t really have a good sense of what they should write that will attract the proper attention.
Every once in a while, a recruiter reads a resume that really stands apart from the rest.
Over the next several posts, I’d like to share with you some key items that from one such remarkable resume.
What makes it remarkable?
It tells a story. It uses an unusual item not normally seen on resumes. It illustrates remarkable accomplishment. And finally, it says, “HIRE ME!”
We’re going to look at four specific aspects of this resume that make it stand apart from the rest:
- The use of recommendations.
- What makes for good recommendations.
- Parallel Construction between recommendations and listed roles.
- Detailed descriptions of results.
For this sequence of posts, I’d like to thank Susan MacCaul for sharing her resume writing structure with us. In addition to having written a remarkable resume, Susan is also a remarkable marketer. She is currently the Principal of Susan MacCaul Consulting & Coaching, headquartered in Kirkland, WA, and has held executive roles at Cone, Renewal Works, and Adobe Systems. You can learn more about Susan at http://www.susanmaccaul.com/Site/Welcome.html