How do I sell myself on a resume?

Here are some ideas on how you can sell yourself in your resume:

1. Mention your top achievement in your resume’s professional summary

Aim to catch the hiring manager’s or recruiter’s attention at the top of your resume to ensure they keep reading. If you have been the top salesperson in your company, state in the first sentence that you are an award-winning sales professional.

2. Add skills listed in the job ad to your resume

Recruiters and employers are looking for a perfect fit, so if you list the specific skills they list in their job advertisement, you will sell the fact you are the ideal candidate.

3. Have a separate section for your achievements

Your achievements may be outstanding, but they are easy to miss if they are not presented in a properly formatted resume. Your achievements should be easy to find and easy to read.

4. Use numbers (including percentages and dollars)

Including hard numbers allows you to provide evidence of your awesomeness. For example, if you are applying for a job in social media management and you have 10,000 LinkedIn connections, list that number because it proves you can grow a social media account.

To make sure you are formatting your resume properly, go to resume.recruitablehub.com and use our free templates.

How do you avoid age discrimination on a resume?

You can avoid age discrimination on your resume by doing these things:

  • Don’t include your date of birth
  • Focus on your most recent work experience and remove reference to any work experience that is over 10 – 15 years old
  • Deleting the year you graduated from college or school (no need to include when you left Year 12)
  • Include skills that will show you are technically proficient and not afraid of technology (e.g. Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, Trello)
  • Choose a modern resume template from resume.recruitablehub.com

For more information and ideas, check out our blog on Age Proofing Your Resume https://recruitablehub.com/age-proof-your-resume/

Meg Salter
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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Linkedin: @meg-salter
Kate Bartlett
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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