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Recently, I had a client come to me and she told me that she can not identify with her resume it does not reflect who she is or what she can do for her next employer.

When I reviewed her old resume after talking with her, I saw the resume was focusing on a different career goal that she was no longer interested in pursuing. Therefore, it is critical in your job search that your resume is edited or rewritten to bridge your experiences to your next new opportunity.

Some general tips to help you identify yourself on your resume.

1.Your resume needs to illustrate that you can do the job you are applying for.  Remember when someone is reading your resume, they are asking themselves Can you do the job?

  1. The ATS will select resumes using key words and industry terminology. Your resume must be more than just a list of keywords, as you need to explain how you have used these skills in the past to indicate your knowledge of the word. Use words that will express your uniqueness.
  2. Your resume needs to focus on applicable information noting your level of experiences, accomplishments and prove you are a qualified candidate for the job. As you go through life experiences, be selective as what is relevant to help you gain an interview.
  3. Be proud of your document and confident it represents you.

Mary Whitaker is a Career Coach at RITE Careers with 16 years experience. She has assisted many individuals from new university or college graduates to people in their 50’s in their career transition