This example advertising agency resume is loaded with keywords important to this mid-career professional’s target industry and profession.
Keywords are essential. If you are conducting a job search it is important that you assume your resume will land in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Simply put, ATS stands for the databases in which your resume is stored and (hopefully) retrieved based on keyword searches related to positions a recruiter or employer is trying to fill.
It is common for applicants to try to include many of these important keywords in the profile and this resume is no exception. But even more keywords have been included by using them to categorize accomplishment statements.
A tip: collect 6-12 job announcements for positions that would interest you. Go through them with a highlighter, highlighting all the important keywords used in each. Now go back to your resume and make sure you have used these keywords in the text.
Also notice how easy this resume is to read. There is lots of white space and design elements have been very strategically applied to help draw the eye along. Bolding the start of each accomplishment bullet, for example, pulls the reader from point to pint, while ensuring they come away from the resume with an understanding of all the most important relevant points.
There is no need to struggle writing your own resume. For the same reason businesses hire experts (advertising agencies) to help with advertising their products, it is a smart investment to hire experts to help write your resume and “advertise” you. We’d love to talk with you about your needs and answer all the questions you might have about our professional resume writing services. We encourage you to book a free consultation today.