Then there is the trend of reducing monumental, genuinely important journalism, facts and ideas to three paragraphs or less.
In light of both of these trends I have determined how I can synthesize my message into as few words as possible. I have come up: How and Wow.
HOW refers to how your resume/CV will successfully navigate resume-filtering software. This is accomplished by taking those significant keywords from the job posting and making certain they appear ON your resume. Note I did not say IN your resume. You don’t have time to craft a new resume from scratch for every submission. For an example of how I accomplish this go to this page on my website: http://rickgillis.com/job-sample-documents/ and download the sample SHORT FORM RESUME. Look at the bottom of the page for the KEYWORDS section. It will be the section that is of a significantly smaller font size than the rest of the document. These random looking terms come directly from the job posting. This is HOW you manage the software portal. Or, in other words, whether a real, human-person will see your document on the other end.
And now for the WOW.
The WOW comes from speaking to your accomplishments. All statements on a resume should resolve with a net result. This is my accomplishment statement formula: Responsible for ______ that resulted in ______. This applies to your LinkedIn profile as well. Every statement; every bullet point should end w/a value statement that will make someone ask you, “How did you do that?!” In reality what they are actually asking is, “Can you do that for me?” Express to an employer how you are categorically going to make or save them money and you will have their attention.
What I have just provided you is a two-word synthesis that is my JOB! Search Optimized book.
As always, I wish you great success!