With the job market more competitive each day, it is essential that your resume and career portfolio be keyword enriched and intrigues the decision-maker, hiring manager or recruiter as they scan each candidate. After all, YOU want the position you are applying for and Chapman Services Group is offering 50 Tips that can help you create a powerful resume that will leverage you ahead of your competition.

Tip #1: Brainstorming

First, we need to prioritize what your goals are and what you are looking for in your career. Are you looking to advance, obtain a more challenging position or are you starting your career? Whatever your priorities, it is essential to focus in on your career goals and keep that focus when creating your resume.

Create a rough version of your
resume that can be edited and tweaked and include your professional accomplishments and achievements in order. For example, if you led a team of _# and achieved hefty sales goals, include the information. If you saved the company _$, then include that achievement.

One of the easiest ways to include information in your resume is to start by writing down each of you positions, most recent date first and then elaborating in your own words the challenges you faced, what you did to overcome those challenges and then the results- what happened…did you overcome the obstacles? Did you save the company money? Did you prevent lawsuits?

This information is essential in writing a compelling resume that will leverage you ahead of your competition.