If you have researched this topic online, you’ll no doubt find naysayers that will tell you that you can write your own resume. The fact is, there is no resume “formula”—one size does not fit all, at any career level. You are unique; your experience and strengths are different from those of everyone else that applies for any given position. You are selling your leadership capabilities, your vision and results that illustrate your ability to overcome thorny, multifaceted problems to grow a business—in short—your unique value proposition.
It is not enough to say that you have exceptional training and development skills, superb communication skills, a rich background in yada, yada, yada. Better to show the reader that you have these strengths through stories that provide context to your achievements. How is the business you are leaving different (presumably better) than when you arrived? There’s the real story and the real impact that wins you the interview.
Ellie Vargo, MRW, CCMC