Times New Roman Font. Size 12. 1.5 inch margins. How absolutely generic!
On average, individuals spend a mere 6 seconds glancing over resumes. Yes,
6 tiny little seconds! Are you going to use those 6 seconds to bore your reader
with your club “participation?” (Guilty! - We all know that you only
went to one food can drive.)
Your brand - your personal differentiation factor and unique promise of
value authentic to YOU should be clearly and articulately stated in your resume.
I specialize in brand definition with creative movers and shakers within the
communications, fashion, interior design and marketing worlds. My clients are the ones
who do not want to follow the typical 9-5 corporate career.
So, are you nodding your head saying, “that is ME!” Well, I have news for you sister...
your generic resume where you said “assisted creating marketing material” is not going
to cut it. Your resume needs to have your brand keywords sprinkled throughout and
be stylized based off of your own personal values and goals.
Let me share a few of my superstar clients resumes with you: