What is a Powerful Résumé?
Based on Powerful Writing:
Powerful writing is writing of any kind that accomplishes something, that gets through, that works. It’s a handshake between friends, an instant of connection and understanding. You can find powerful writing in…resumes…Powerful writing changes things—for a person, a classroom, a country; a planet. (Word Up! Marcia Riefer Johnston, p. 2.)
A powerful résumé creates that instant connection and understanding between you and your prospective boss, client, or network contact.
1. Action Words
Use dynamic words. Eliminate clichés.
Change this: Effectively developed customer base through prospecting and networking
to this: Grew territory revenue by 10% per year for five years.
2. State Specifics
Change this: Managed all of payroll for multi-state offices
to this: Managed payroll for 10,000 employees in 10 states.
3. Show Who You Are
Let your personality shine!
- I love to problem-solve and find creative solutions for my clients.
- I thrive in the fast-paced healthcare environment.
- I customize treatment plans based on the patient’s level of understanding.
Take a look at your résumé.
- Can you eliminate fluffy language?
- Could you add stats?
- Do you use action words?
Let’s develop your powerful résumé! Contact me.
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