Point #0 : Personal Information
-Leading your resume profile with your Personal information such us (Family situation , Age , ..) will get the attention of the hiring manager .
Point #1: Years of Experience or Education
Leading your resume profile with your experience will also garner the attention of the hiring manager and prove your ability to satisfy the duties of the position.
You should begin with a statement declaring your years of experience in a particular position(Starting From Your Recent Job)
. Leading with your experience will garner the attention of the hiring manager and prove your ability to satisfy the duties of the position. Make sure to include your job title.
Here is an example of how your first point might look like for an accountant:
“A certified public accountant with 5+ years of experience in ledger processes and account reconciliations.”
Here’s how the first point of a recent graduate might sound like:
“A recent graduate of the School of Accounting at James Madison University, with in-depth knowledge in corporate financing and operational accounting.”
Point #2: Specialty Area of Experience
The next point should mention a particular specialty within the industry that you possess. This will prove that you are an expert in your field.
Here’s an example:
“An expert at performing large enterprise audits of $100 million.”
Notice how the point above quantifies their specialty to help give their point more weight and further attract the hiring manager.
Point #3: The Skills That Pay the Bills
In your third point, you should showcase your skills that you will be able to contribute to the specific job.
Do research on the skills your industry values the most and add those that you possess. If you are changing your career path, consider skills that might transfer into your new career prospects. Also, if you have any certifications or licenses pertinent to your industry be sure to add them here.
Check out this example from our accountant:
“Possess comprehensive knowledge of database software, and strong oral communication in English and Spanish.”
Point #4: Achievements
Stating that you received 1st place at the state fair for the hot dog eating contest won’t impress an employer looking for an accountant.
Your final point should stress your career achievements. Remember that relevance is the key. Stating that you received 1st place at the state fair for the hot dog eating contest won’t impress an employer looking for an accountant.
Instead, add achievements that are applicable to the industry.
If you have multiple achievements feel free to add a 5th point to your profile.
Here’s what our accountant added:
“Corrected errors within our annual budget analysis which lead to a 15% reduction of costs.”
Add a Professional Profile to your LinkedIn Page
Just like with your resume, your LinkedIn page should also include an “elevator speech” to help employers navigate through your experience. A LinkedIn summary provides an employer with a quick introduction that highlights your achievements and expertise.