HOW TO USE EYE-CATCHING GRAPHS & CHARTS IN YOUR FINANCE MANAGER RESUME
Finance Manager Resume Project Brief
Quantifiable achievements are the best way to illustrate the potential return you will deliver on an employer’s decision to hire you, and this finance manager resume demonstrates this principle. From the eye-catching graph in the profile section at the top of the resume to the accomplishments called out with highlighting, this senior finance manager’s proven ability to produce results is clear.
Rather than a generic resume profile section focused on qualifications and soft skills, as you see in many resumes, this finance manager resume calls out some of the most impressive results she (the job seeker) had produced in her career.
The core strengths and expertise section beside the chart provide a place to include important keyword phrases. You may have read that you should never use graphics in a resume because they aren’t compatible with an ATS (applicant tracking system). This is only partially true. Most ATS systems will just skip over the graphic and move on to the next text in the resume. In other words, most ATS systems would skip over the chart and move on to the keywords.
Keep in mind that the “rules” and guidelines for what is acceptable when it comes to ATS compatibility are constantly changing as the technology behind them advances. It is difficult for most people to keep up with this. Our best advice is to consult and work with a professional resume writer who keeps up with industry trends through ongoing professional development, to make sure that your resume adheres to current best practices.