Most people who give us advice on our resumes have no idea what we actually need to land a role in our field. Resumes vary depending on your field, your role, your level and also your background.
Very smart people are confused about resumes.
People who are fantastic at marketing products often don’t know how to market themselves.
This free guide not only gives you specific examples, it also explains why you should include or leave off those items, so you can make the best decision for the role you are targeting.
Features an example resume that shows you where to put each item.
Features 8 phrases to avoid with example bullets and exactly how to rewrite them.
This guide will walk you through a step-by-step process to
- Modernize your resume
- Make sure your resume is more scannable by recruiters, maximizing the 7-9 seconds that they spend
- Gives you examples of phrases that water down your resume and shows you how to rewrite them to give them power
- Includes phrases to avoid and what to replace them with
- Shows how to reorder bullets to make them more direct and better show your value
This is written especially for people who are looking for a job that uses soft skills.
That includes (but is not limited to) those who are pursuing roles in:
- People management
- Learning and development
- Project management
- Program management
- Sales adjacent
- Customer success
Who wrote this thing anyway?
Hey, I’m Lynn and I’m a job search strategist.
Why should you follow my advice on your resume?
Well, I’m not totally sure that you should. I encourage you to use this guide as a starting point and then verify anything that you have a doubt about.
In creating this I am not only drawing on my four years of experience writing resumes and teaching clients a 9-step process to landing their ideal roles, I am also drawing on my experience as a hiring manager for a software company. I built an awesome team of 8 people.
That being said, if you have any doubts or questions about this guide, feel free to write me on LinkedIn. :)
I also personally know what it feels like to have the tools that are supposed to help us market ourselves, just make it harder. Prior to becoming a hiring manager at a software company,, I was a school teacher looking to pivot into tech. LinkedIn uses its algorithm or whatever and basically told me that I wasn't qualified for any role in tech. A few months later, I landed a job at Microsoft. I am so glad that I didn’t give up. And I want you to have the tools you need to land your ideal role, whether that is a pivot or a big step up. You can also consider me a cheerleader.