Are you one of those who applied for a job with thousand others and have a resume that looks very similar to all of them? If so, then don’t be surprised if you have not heard from your prospective employer. Most resumes look very similar and tend to highlight day-to-day activities, responsibilities. While these are important to be highlighted, it does little to help the recruiter understand how good of a fit you are for the company.
Every employer is looking to hire a “Super Star“. So, they are looking for great stories. Stories that they can relate to with the current situation in the company, the problem they are trying to solve and how you could be the person to solve those problems.
So, why wait? Go ahead and get your story together that talks about these things
- Leadership: Companies are always looking to hire people who can lead i.e. people who actually complain less and takes initiatives without asking for, resolve conflict situations and make it a win-win situation for everyone
- Innovation: Something that companies are always thriving for. Highlight stuff that shows you are out-of-box thinker and how you innovated either to improve workplace productivity or how you identified new business problems and came up with ideas to solve these problems.
- Growth: Companies want their employees to grow, so they could add more value to the company and in-turn drive more profits. Showcase examples where you grabbed opportunities that helped with your career progression, how you are eager to try new things and willing to take risks.
While you are busy working on your story, I will try to find out more on why people stick with resumes that don’t help.