Our clients dread working on their resumes. They get incredibly stressed out, and think that because they are just graduating from college they don’t have any real experience yet.
More often than not they’ve already sent out resumes and heard nothing back. Their resumes become connected to stress, lack of self-esteem and even mild trauma.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Crafting a resume does not have to be a painful process – just the opposite! It can actually be totally transformational (in the good way!) – we’ve seen it over and over again with our clients.
We work with our clients to get them from:
- A resume that simply describes their past jobs and/or internships.
- A resume that demonstrates their accomplishments and screams – “I would be an incredible employee for your organization, and on top of that I have ALREADY PROVEN this through my past experiences.”
Crafting a resume that will get you the job of your dreams requires a deep dive into your past successes.
- Don’t worry about describing your job, except maybe one brief bullet (if the job title is server, barista, receptionist, etc., you don’t need a bullet at all. Everyone knows those general job descriptions).
- Focus on your accomplishments within that job – promotions, praise, extra responsibilities you were entrusted with, major projects completed, etc. Use hard numbers whenever possible.
- Use this process to build your confidence and self esteem. Talk to your previous managers, co-workers and others who know you well and get their input into your strengths. Ask them for specific examples.
If you put the work into crafting a resume that describes your accomplishments, you will change how you view yourself and build a whole new language for talking about yourself.
A career coach can guide you through this process if you don’t know where to start. Contact us today for a free consultation.