Does 20-Years’ Experience” Tell Your Audience Anything?
Nothing frustrates me more when I read a resume or on-line profile starting with XX-Years’ Experience. What does the statement tell your audience? Absolutely nothing! Your purpose is to impress and all you are actually doing is discussing your age.
What You Want to Tell Your Audience Is What You Have Accomplished
Your resume or profile should scream accomplishment and benefits. People really don’t or at least should not care how long you have done something; their focus should be on how well you have done things.
Grab Your Reader’s Attention
You want to grab your reader’s attention and have them begging for more information. You want your reader to be reaching for the phone to call you to learn more and “20-years’ experience” won’t do that! I’ve never heard any recruiter or hiring manager say “I’ve got to call this person because they have 20-years’ experience.” It just does not happen!
Write a Compelling Story
I go back to the worn out adage: facts tell and stories sell. You want a compelling story which differentiates you from your competition. A story which says this is the person for me!
Your story – resume or profile – should start with a summary which gets people interested in you and the benefits you have given to your employers, clients or customers. If you cannot get their interest, you will not get the job!
Can you make your profile and resume sing your praises? If not, you are in trouble!
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