So, you’re thinking about applying for a leadership role in your dream job? Leadership roles are very sought after and highly competitive. So first impressions matter.
Your first impression comes from your resume. So let’s explore a few ways you can tailor your resume to match a leadership role perfectly.
1. Implement Key Words
Keywords are important when it comes to a resume. Nowadays, many recruiters will use computer software to track incoming resumes, while being on the lookout for keywords that are related to the specific industry that the leadership role is in.
You need to make sure that you’re aware of these potential keywords and how they will be used by the company.
The better you implement these keywords, the higher your resume will rank in the company’s computer system. The best place to look for these keywords is in the job description that you’re applying for.
2. Redefine Your Resume’s Summary
As you should already know, a resume needs to be edited for every single position that you apply for, so it’s relevant to that company.
This means tailoring each position you’ve worked in, each skill you have and each positive attribute, so it matches what your potential future employer is looking for.
“Always remember that a recruiter will start at the top of your resume and read downwards so it’s important that you list the most beneficial and most positive attributes first,” states Erika Lee, a resume writer for Academized.
3. Use Tools to Perfect Your Resume
Being in a leadership role means that you need to pay attention to all the details of a project and your employees. If you don’t show that you pay attention to correcting spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, you’ll automatically have your resume rejected.
4. The Fewer Questions Need to Be Asked, The Better
The important thing you need to include in your resume is the information that your employer could ask for. If they have to ring you up and ask a lot of questions, they’ll probably dismiss your resume anyway.
For example, when talking about your experience, include all the dates, skills used, skills learnt, locations, your flexibility with work hours and any important contact details for references.
This will make their job a lot easier and will make you seem like you know exactly how to write a resume since you’re covering all the bases.
How Can You Fix Your Resume for a Leadership Role?
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