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Deep dive into the art of building an impactful resume with Diego Granados, Sr. Product Manager at LinkedIn, as he analyzes the resume that passed Microsoft's bar.
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7 Key Steps To Build A Resume That Can Get You Hired At Fortune 500
That’s the time that hiring managers and recruiters take to look at resumes for. It’s important to make every second worthwhile. Based on research, well-written resumes are can boost your earnings potential by 7%.
This week we are here with Diego Granados, Product Manager at LinkedIn & ex-Microsoft & Global Product Mentor, who shares how he build a resume that got him hired at Microsoft and then later at LinkedIn.
Don't worry about searching for fancy, colorful, complex templates. A black & white plain old boring template works.
Recruiters & hiring managers care about your accomplishments and about you, not about the colors you chose for your resume (unless you are a designer or something similar). Here’s what you can do:
Use an easy-to-read font of no less than 11 pt.
Add margins of at least .7 inches.
Ensure sufficient white space between sections to increase readability.
Avoid intricate design or decoration — touches of color are still alright, but avoid any clashing or visually busy details.
Make your resume to 1-2 pages max, unless you’re in a field that requires citing papers and publications.
2) Write accomplishments with X-Y-Z
Most of Diego’s accomplishments were written using as a base the X-Y-Z formula (shared by Google recruiters).
"Accomplished [X], as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]"
Follow it as close as possible, but don't be afraid to put your own style into it (as long as you share your X,Y & Z). Instead of saying, for example, that you “consistently exceeded annual goals through powerful management skills and exceptional opportunity identification,” you can rather say, “Completed 2019 at 110% of annual goal.” Numbers can help your accomplishment speak for itself and are more effective than using tons of words to describe what you did.
Here’s how you can reflect on these powerful questions as you craft accomplishment statements for your résumé:
What sets you apart from the competition and industry peers?
How have you saved the organization time, money and other resources?
Why would the CEO and shareholders care about your contributions to the organization?
3) Use strong verbs
Start every accomplishment with a verb in the past tense. Strong Verbs (Led) >>>> Soft Verbs (Assisted). Refer to the pink underlined words in the above picture. Also, steer clear of overused clichés and misspelled words as both tends to immediate denial. Words like "rockstar" and "ninja" are so 2015.
"The words used show what level the candidates is at in their career," says Susan Joyce, owner and operator of Job-Hunt.org. Try to use verbs relevant to the role. For instance, as a PM you can use: Led, Designed, Researched, Prioritized, etc.
Here is an example:
“I am an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed individual with a proven track record of designing websites and creating databases. I have strong technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. I am eager to be challenged in order to grow and expand on the skillset I have gained through my experience in the IT sector.”
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