How to Create a Powerful Personal Brand on your Resume

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How to Create a Powerful Personal Brand on your ResumeWhen it comes to job search, an effective resume goes a long way. This document is more than just a summary of your credentials, background, previous work experiences and skills. This contains the information that makes or breaks your chances of getting hired by a potential employer. And if you want to increase your odds of job search success, it’s even more important to write a compelling resume with a strong and powerful personal brand - the kind that highlights your strengths and skills.

Unsure how to achieve this resume? Follow these steps to creating a stronger resume branding.

List down your career success stories
Because you want to make a good impression in your resume, make sure that you don’t only include a string of relevant keywords. Don’t forget to write down specific examples of your career success stories in your previous companies. Include how you were able to make an impact in your previous job, your significant contributions especially the ones of highest value.

Leverage your reputation at work
The feedback and reputation you have from your previous work are another useful tool in creating a winning resume. Try to consider your influence and reputation as something to leverage when writing a resume. What did your subordinates think of you as a leader? Did they consider you as someone reliable, strong and effective? Have you suggested methods and strategies that left an impact not just in your team but in your company as a whole?

Ditch the objective statement
If there’s one thing most hiring managers and companies want to hear from jobseekers, it’s what you can do for them, what you can bring in on the table and what impact you can make for the company. They could only care less about you wanting a challenging position to level up your career. They will only care about why you are a good choice.

Make your resume readable
When applying for a job, the last thing you want is for your resume to end in the trash bin. To avoid that from happening, it’s important to focus on readability and length. Resumes are easier to read when information are broken down into shorter, smaller chunks. Don’t write lengthy paragraphs or you will bore the hiring manager reading your paper.

Make the format consistent all throughout with the right font size that’s easy to read. Also make sure the font style is professional and appropriate. Include only relevant information useful for the job post. You don’t need to write a novel to make a good impression. It only has to be short but substantial.

Avoid grammar slips and typo’s
Yes, your resume has to be grammatically perfect and should be free of typographical errors. These things say a lot about an applicant and they may convey wrong information. Be very careful and proofread your resume a couple of times before submitting it.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.