How long have you been in your role for? Do you think you are ready for a mid to senior level leadership role? Just because you’ve been in a role for a few years or have spearheaded a few projects, it does not mean your company feels you have the necessary experience or background to be in a leadership position. However, Cheryl Simpson shares seven strategies you can leverage to tailor your resume for the maximum impact to obtain that leadership position no matter what anyone assumes!
- Revamp Your Resume’s Keywords – be sure to include industry-specific keywords multiple times so computer databases can count the number of times you used those words in your resume and rank you higher.
- Reposition Your Resume’s Summary – Alter your career summary to highlight your strategy skills and experience.
- Clarify The Context Of Each Position, Promotion, Or Achievement – If you received a promotion include a brief overview of each role.
- Front-Load Your Resume’s Achievements With A Strategic Focus – Clarify your strategic impact to showcase you’ve had influence on a company’s strategy
- Align Your Education & Extra Sections With A Leadership Focus – Include present or past volunteer leadership roles, for profit or not-for-profit committee roles or even leadership courses you took during grad school.
- Use The Job’s Title As Your Resume’s Title – Use the exact title of the leadership position you are pursuing into your resume to build on the keywords mentioned on your resume.
- Harness Your Career Brand In A Tagline – create a big picture with a powerful statement that encompasses your entire career and not just your most recent role.
How will you shift your resume for a leadership opportunity?