An HR professional or Admissions Officer will spend no more than 60 seconds looking through your resume. It is therefore important that your resume be strategically and structurally composed to showcase your skills and maximize impact to the reader.
Think of the resume as a marketing tool for your personal brand that is used to entice AND engage the reader and a means for differentiating you from the competition.
To distinguish yourself, start by asking yourself and thinking through the following:
1. What one or two words best describe you?
2. What kind of leadership skills have you demonstrated and how were they measured?
3. Are you a good listener? Are you articulate? Are you comfortable expressing your opinion in a group setting?
4. What makes you different from the competition? Do you have bi-lingual capabilities? What certifications do you have?
These are just some questions to help you get going. Please visit the following for more tips on building an effective resume.
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