We also used the top bullets to provide a sense of the range of industries and functions where he has experience/expertise.
For each of his positions, we chose an overarching accomplishment followed by bullets of how he achieved the larger project wins.
Instead of listing “Relevant Coursework” under the Education section, we integrated her courses in the Skills section, since these were areas in which she offered experience and expertise.
And we used the recognition she had received at Moore College to boost her credentials as someone chosen to represent a school in China; the logic was that a company would see “China Distinction” and be persuaded that they wanted her in their Asia program as well.
Yet she had been applying for competitive positions in large corporations’ training programs, many of them in Asia, and not getting calls for interviews.
We worked to match her resume to the keywords in the job descriptions for those training programs, expanded her resume from a one-pager (crammed with 10.5pt Garamond) to two pages (clearly she was missing opportunities by fitting everything on one page! We also categorized her very impressive accomplishments and emphasized her trilingual capabilities and multiculturalism, which were hidden on her original resume and clearly important for programs in Asia.
We also utilized supporting testimonials throughout to highlight Jan’s behavioral strengths.
For Jan’s most recent work history, we presented him as an expert in business in this region with the header “Turnaround and Business Establishment Success in Norway / Nordics.” Graphs were used to display company growth in both percentages and revenues under Jan’s leadership at two different positions.
One of the issues we negotiated with Seth is that he wanted to market himself both as a capital projects executive and a sourcing/supply chain executive.
While these two areas often intersect, there was potential to write different resumes for these two focal points.