Do you have any tips or tricks you can share about how to write a resume that will tell a story? I keep hearing about resume storytelling but don’t understand what is meant by it. I have great experience. I am certain I am among the top tier of the candidates in the job market. Yet, I send out my resume and nothing happens. Nobody calls. It is like my message just isn’t getting across and I don’t know what to do to improve this. Can you help? Please tell me how to make my resume tell a story that will actually win me some interviews!
This first example resume excerpt tells the story of a leader who came in and successfully rebuilt an underperforming team.
This resume tells a dramatic story about a company that was saved literally from the brink of failure.
In this example resume excerpt, the story elements have been separated into their own categories (challenge, actions, results – and the big-picture strategic impact is in the “success by numbers” boxes).
This final example shows you can make a resume tell a story at any professional level. It isn’t a technique for just executives.
Michelle Dumas is the founder and CEO of Distinctive Career Services, one of the internet's longest-standing and most respected professional resume writing firms. Michelle is a 6X certified and 7X award-winning resume writer and career consultant. To learn more about the services offered by Distinctive Career Services visit https://www.distinctiveweb.com