HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR CONSULTANT RESUME TO RETURN TO A PREVIOUS CAREER TRACK
Consultant Resume Project Brief
This consultant resume is unique for a few reasons. This senior level marketing manager/director had recently earned her MBA from a prestigious university and wished to return to the consulting work she had done early in her career.
How do you handle a situation like that in your resume? The preferred reverse chronological format buried all her previous work history as a consultant on page 3. They’ll never even get that far, will they? The answer is that yes, they will. But only if you focus the document so that it is clear it is a consultant resume and write a powerful summary sections that calls to the front and showcases all the most relevant experience. That is precisely what we have done.
Also note that we haven’t just called out relevant qualifications and traits. Her profile is very specific and includes examples to “prove” and illustrate her claims.
This consultant resume also shows a powerful technique that can be used if your references have written referrals. We’ve used sidebars in this resume that highlight some of this client’s most impressive referrals, which we strategically selected to call attention to some of the most important selling points.