Key Elements of an Effective Résumé

The modern-day résumé has changed, and if you’re still using the updated version of the one from your college career center, or even the one you had professionally done 20 years ago… well, let’s just say you’re hurting your chances. If your search has an apply to job postings component, that résumé will do nothing for you.

Our research tells us the most important thing résumé readers want to see in a résumé is accomplishments with metrics. The reader wants to know your business impact from the role you had with a company. Successful candidates are providing that information.

Most people who work with our strategists need a great deal of help in this area.

Listen to this excerpt from The 5 Most Critical Steps to Getting Interviews in 2018, a session of ExecuNet Master Class led by Don Weintraub, head of ExecuNet’s Career Strategists Group, to hear Don talk about what recruiters want to see in a résumé these days.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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