You can’t write your resume like you normally do when there is still a lot of uncertainty out there with volatile conditions for both businesses and job seekers alike. Nope. Right now you need a recession ready resume.
“What’s that?”, you ask.
Well, this style of resume not only needs to include your measurable achievements (as you have heard me say many times before) but, you must also prove your leadership abilities.
You must be able to show that even during tumultuous times, your leadership was as steady as a rock. You must be able to show your ability to bend and flex. You must prove you can keep the ship afloat during the storm.
Employers want to hire people who know markets fluctuate and cycles happen. They want leaders who anticipate this and will help them navigate successfully through the ebbs and flows.
How do you show this on a resume?
- Shift the achievement stories told on the interview to ones that demonstrate how you navigate your department out of a crisis.
- Perform a SWOT analysis of your area to identify possible crises resulting from unprecedented or new forces. Those individuals that think in this manner and appear prepared by outlining on their resume when they successfully did this forecasting before will set you apart from those who don’t.
- In times like these, many companies aren’t aware of potentially new crises that could happen: supply chain struggles, workforce depletion, untrained new workers, readjustment to a remote workforce, raw material shortages, etc.
- Be the person who isn’t afraid of facing the unknown. Depict this in your resume and you will lead the pack of competitors.
So let me show you how to do this during my executive resume writing Master Class.
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