3 REASONS WHY YOUR RESUME IS YOUR BEST PERSONAL BRANDING TOOL

11/30/2015

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Isn't it great that we are officially out of the recession?! 'Cause everything is picking up and has been for quite a while now.

I mean... there are more jobs available now than ever before! Meaning that  loads more opportunities are becoming available for all the #WorkingGirls and aspiring #WorkingGirls out there!

It is now getting easier to move from one job to another and climb that oh-so-important career ladder we all dream about so much because the economy is now picking up at such a drastic pace, and Thank God for that!

So, I'd say there may be a few of you out there who may be on the look out for  new job prospects because you may either be looking to change jobs,  get that well-deserved promotion you've been working towards, or even continue your professional life after spending a few years raising your babies.

Which is why you're probably wondering: "What's the low-down on Resume's these days?  Because there are Infographic Resumes, Minimalist Resumes, Pamphlet Resumes, I mean, the list goes on-and-on! "

Well,, what I would say to that is: Don't get too caught-up in all of that! The only thing you need to remember when putting together your resume is this:
WHEN LOOKING FOR A JOB, YOUR RESUME IS YOUR BEST PERSONAL BRANDING TOOL!
Which is why it is imperative that your choice of Resume style, design and even wording, is on point because I'm  not sure if you've already  realize it, but your resume is easily an  extension of  who you are and your Personal Brand.

It is a way to make a powerful Brand Statement that is resonant enough to land you that dream job - if you get it right that is!.

And these are the 3 reasons why you should use your resume as a Personal Branding Tool.

Reason Number One:
It is what the potential employer sees of you before actually meeting you in person
You know when they say: Branding is what they say about you when you're not in the room?! Well, that is exactly what your resume does for you! Your resume is quite literally what it says about you when you're not on the room with the hiring manager.
So make sure that the way you've structured, designed,  and worded your resume plays to your advantage and says exactly what you would say in person  if you were to speak to the potential employer yourself.

Reason Number Two:
It encapsulates who you are professionally, what your killer strengths and capabilities are and what you value the most in the workplace.
So make sure that it illustrates those 3 points about you the best way it can.

Reason Number Three:
Most often than not,  the way a person  sees themselves  would almost always translate in the way they choose to design their resume.
That is to say: the way that you would end up fashioning your resume is based on the way that you would describe yourself because in some regards, Your resume is an extension of who you are professionally.
So make sure that you design your resume to ONLY emphasize the best bits about you. i.e your attention to detail ability,  your impeccable design sensibilities, etc.
So for you to be able to pin-point the best way to describe yourself, just ask yourself this:

What are the three adjectives that I would use to describe myself? What is my personal style like?

If you're not sure, how about asking your nearest and dearest because chances are : they are the ones that know you best anyway!

SO HERE ARE A FEW POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR RESUME.

Point Number One:
Your resume is quite literally what it says about you when you're not on the room with the hiring manager.

Point Number Two:
If you get it right, your resume has the capability to make a  Brand Statement on your behalf  that is powerful enough to land you your dream job.

Point Number Three:
And lastly, remember that your resume is your Best Personal Branding Tool. So use it to your advantage.

For more Info on Personal Branding, head over HERE!


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