Mark is a logical thinker. He integrates data quickly, summarizes what needs to happen and lays the groundwork for the best, most efficient way to get there. He’s proficient at using technology and is adept at transforming ideas into powerful, organized, and workable solutions.
After seven years at Northwell, Mark was ready to take on a more responsible role. His multiple and significant contributions have been noticed by senior management and he has received positive feedback about his performance and his future at Northwell. Mark wanted a new resume that positioned him as a viable candidate for internal advancement and to test the market elsewhere if that became necessary.
His original resume lacked personal branding. Much of the information about who he was and what he did was crammed onto one page. It was difficult for the reader to see the scope of his talent, the breadth of his responsibilities or how adept he was at building collaborative relationships with co-workers and senior management.
Mark’s new resume has a dominant headline and three strongly branded sub-headings that inform readers immediately about who he is and what he does. Adding an “Achievements” section allowed me to place four powerful impact statements right below the summary statement-all on page one “above the fold.” Adding sub-headings like Signature Strengths, Proudest Achievement, and highlighting his success as the $500K Grand Prize Innovation Challenge Winner in a colorful banner were also strategically placed on page one.
Mark’s held three positions at Northwell. Re-writing each bullet allowed me to emphasize not only what he did, but what he accomplished with each achievement now shows its own “Results” statement.
Color, formatting, powerful language, and achievement focused writing have placed Mark in a competitive position for his next career move.