If you’re a high achieving CIO or an IT leader, today’s episode is the one for you.
You’ll discover six ways to write an achievement based resume so you can outshine your competition and always be the candidate that gets the interviews.
Not an IT person? You can still benefit by listening. Every resume today needs to be based on achievements and you’ll notice that every point made in today’s show can easily be applied to non-IT resumes almost without change.
Here’s what to do next:
Go to resumecheatsheet.com and download your free copy of Resume Cheat Sheet. You’ll find plenty of examples of winning CIO resumes you can use as a guide to create your own.
Also, stay tuned for our next couple of episodes where you’ll discover how to create better resumes for finance, healthcare, and marketing.
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Title: How to write an achievement based resume recruiters will love
Here’s a fact.
The only way for you to always be the candidate that gets interview calls is this: Stop writing boring resumes!
The way to do that?
Simple. Use achievement based bullets!
It’s a skill that hardly anyone possesses but it’s simple to master. You’ll hear exactly how in today’s episode. No fluff, just actionable advice you can use right away.
- The biggest mistake almost everyone makes when writing their resumes. (2:25)
- How to write about your results without bragging. (5:08)
- Hear the one thing every recruiter secretly wants to read in a resume. (5:15)
- This little tweak in the way you write your achievements will make you instantly unforgettable. (3:01)
- How to show you’re a self-starter and "leadership material" in your bullets. (8:27)
- What words stand out in a resume. (4:01)
- A psychological reason to use numbers when describing your results. (7:32)
Here’s what to do next:
Go to resumecheatsheet.com and download your free copy of the Resume Cheat Sheet.
Then, jump right into the episode and follow along as we go through each step!
Title: Finding keywords to optimize your resume
In the previous episode you discovered how to format your resume using the latest trends. You found out ways to grab recruiters’ and hiring managers’ attention and how to keep their interest so they read it until the end.
But here’s the thing.
If your resume doesn’t appear in that search the hiring manager does to find people like you, all of your hard work is lost. It’s like it never happened.
And this is where keywords come in.
Today, you’ll hear about 3 ways to come up with keywords to put in your resume so recruiters and hiring managers will always find you.
What’s more, the keywords you’re going to use will demonstrate you are qualified for the positions you’re applying for and this alone can get you calls for interviews regularly.
- How to find the best keywords without even looking for them. (2:33)
- The “Jerry Maguire Tactic” to make any company feel like you “get them” so they see you as a cultural fit. (7:05)
- Avoid this or you risk looking like you’re gaming the system. (4:33)
- How to make sure your resume always ranks the highest for job applicant searches. (6:54)
- Different keywords you should use when you’re applying for a startup position and when applying at a Fortune 500 company. (7:45)
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Can you believe it?
Most people are using the same old resume every time they’re looking for a job. The one you got down at the college career center many years ago.
And what's worse… They’re trying to score executive level positions with something that looks like it came from the 70s. No wonder they’re struggling to get calls. It doesn’t make sense!
But hey. If you’re one of them? Don’t panic. You are in the right place. We’re going to fix your resume for you starting right now.
In this second episode of the Pretend You’re Fired podcast you’re going to find out 6 key things you need to change in your resume to make it irresistible for any hiring manager
The exact number of pages your resume should have based on your years of experience. (So you don’t risk making it too long!) (6:21)
Go to http://resumecheatsheet.com, download your free cheat sheet and follow along as we go through each step.
Ready? Let’s dive right in!