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How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume




I’ve reviewed more than 500,000 resumes during my career and have developed an optimal resume format that works for 95% of the workforce. Below are the How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume video and podcast highlights!

Your resume has only one goal: To entice a prospective employer to speak with you!

Your resume does not: serve as a vehicle to ask for what you want or relay what you’ll do if the employer hires you. Use emails, cover letters, and the job interviews to convey those messages.

DOWNLOAD: Download Your Ultimate Professional Resume Template so you can follow along! Get it here:

https://milewalk.leadpages.co/leadbox/145d4b8b3f72a2%3A17fd80be1346dc/5710855106723840/

See the video, podcast, or transcript for greater explanation and rationale of all the following sections.

Contact Information

-Name: Use first and last name only.
-Address: Street Number, City, State, and Zip Code.
-Phone: Use your cell with a professional voicemail greeting. Do not use your home number with the kids yelling or dogs barking in the background.
-Email: Use a personal and polished email with your name (johnsmith@gmail.com). Do not use nondescript formats (ilovebirds@gmail.com).

Career Profile

In this section, include one or two very short paragraphs, which identify:

-Who you are
-What you’ve accomplished
-Summary of proficient skills

Don’t include what you want because you want to get them excited!

In the video and podcast, I provided two dissimilar examples of how to aggregate your careers (including a sales professional and hostess examples for illustrative diversity).

Career Highlights

In this section, include three to four significant accomplishments.

You’ll hit home runs if you focus on the three key areas companies care about:

-Generating revenue
-Saving costs
-Optimizing their infrastructure and processes to operate more effectively

In the video and podcast, I provided additional examples.

Work Experience

In this section, outline the following information. The video and podcast have substantially more insight to the rationale and details.

-List work history in reverse chronological order (never organize by functions performed across companies).
-Place company name on left side with one sentence description of company immediately underneath.
-Indent titles/roles underneath company and description with one or two sentences to aggregate accomplishments at the position.
-Detail accomplishments and responsibilities within each position.

Employers think in terms of time and chronology. They want to see career progression within and across companies.

Education

List your school(s), city, state, and date of degree or anticipated completion date.

Extracurricular and Volunteer Activities

Identify any relevant participation, activities, and experience.

Check the Tips for Work and Life Blog at www.andrewlacivita.com for additional articles on resume writing.

Giveaways

Download the FREE Your Ultimate Resume Template Professional Edition with instructions based on today’s episode!

https://milewalk.leadpages.co/leadbox/145d4b8b3f72a2%3A17fd80be1346dc/5710855106723840/

You can also get the Interview Intervention Book Experience, which has much more and includes an eBook, audio, chapter note, guides, and many aids related to job interviewing!

Get that here: http://bit.ly/29PwJHp

Listen the rest of the podcast for complete instruction so you can build a killer resume!

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13 Comments

  1. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Thank you, Mr. LaCivita for the excellent wisdom for the look behind the scenes. As a professional with multiple backgrounds, I appreciate your help with my job search and resume writing.

  2. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    thank you for your video, it's very helpful

  3. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Your great! Thank you for your very helpful posting .

  4. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    how many years should be included in the resume?

  5. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    cant find the template

  6. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    how far do you go back with employment history, as a mature applicant it could be pages. What do you suggest is enough?

  7. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    great!!! so informative..

  8. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Great video. So you think it's ok to have a resume' that is 2 pages if you can apply 12 years of work history to the position you are applying for? I've always been told in most circumstances, try to keep it to 1 page.

  9. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Hi Andrew, thank you for this video, it has really helped. I just wanted to ask if you consider any hard and fast rules around the length of a resume? I assume that it should not be longer than two pages? Many Thanks Arthur

  10. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Hi from France, thank you very much. what a relief! merci. Nadia

  11. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    Thank you for all the useful information and templates. I was a recruiter and read through hundreds of resumes. Now that I'm back in the job search, I find it nearly impossible to write my own resume. I have such a broad range of experience. Do I really have to write 2-3 separate resumes to target specific industries? I dread having to write 1, let alone 2 or 3!

  12. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    This helped so much, thank you!!

  13. January 12, 2017 at 1:16 am — Reply

    you r by boy.thankfu..so much.

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