Job Tips: Adding Value to your Resume

IS YOUR VALUE VISIBLE?

Add Value to your Resume




We know to ourselves the value that we can add to companies, potential employers/clients.

However,

our ability to add that value is determined by how VISIBLE our value is.

Describing our value on our Personal Account, Social Accounts, Profile, CV or website is a kind of strategy.

Emailing or sending DMs (Direct Messages) informing people of our value is another.

A more effective way/strategy which will stand you out from the crowd is to ADD VALUE before anything else.

Sometimes employers appreciate those value.

For examples: The Employers hired two freelancers NOT because they sent a DM (Direct Message to Employers) or because they found them in a search. The Employers hired them because they both left and right different comments offering valuable advice and solutions on a social media post.

If you’re stuck in your job hunt/search, your career or being seen, focus on SHARING what you know.

You must find yourself/Figure out:

Who is your target audience?

Where are they?

What have you done, heard or seen which benefitted your employer, yourself or your business?

What valuable tips, inspiring advice and best solutions can you share that will benefit others?

Think about the methods how you will share it e.g. blog, videos, articles, posts, commenting on other people's posts, etc.

Start by focusing on adding value FIRST.

For those who GIVE, RECEIVE.


How do you illustrate value on your resume?

Adding Value to Resume increase chance to get HIRED






This is a question I get all the time. 

Especially from the people who don’t work in “numbers-focused” fields or have more abstract accomplishments.

The truth is, there’s almost always a way to tie measurable metrics to the work you’ve done.

Here are a few examples:
Let's say you work as an "Layout Artist"

Years of Experience: "4 years and Up of experience of doing (Job Role)"

Results: "Boost up to  $5M in store sales" or "Increased site performance by 22% sales" 

Scope: "Built and Designs (Company Client Information Form) for mobile app with 23,000+ active users"

Time: "Delivered Project designs result in under 6 months”

Efficiency — “Overhauled calendar management process to save CEO (Chief Executive Officer) XX (Time) hours per month”.

NOTE: Every single employee at a company has and delivers value.

If you’re having trouble making illustrating your value, do this:

1. Try to think about how the work you do drive the company big impacts (successful project)

2. Think about other teams that your work impacts, do they have more tangible results?

Say you’re a layout artist who designs creative Facebook Ad, can you talk to the marketing team and get metrics from them?

Do your designs perform well better than average results?

3. Talk to your manager. Just Say, “I want to get better about quantifying the value I bring to the team / company, can you help me Sir do that please?”. Always be polite while your talking  it gives you a lot of good manners credit to you.

Taking the extra steps to define your value makes all the difference! from other candidate.

Adding value to your resume can indeed increase your chances of getting hired. Here are some ways you can showcase your value and stand out to potential employers:

  1. Highlight your accomplishments: Instead of simply listing your job responsibilities, focus on your achievements and results. Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible by including specific numbers, percentages, or other metrics. This demonstrates your ability to deliver tangible results and adds credibility to your resume.

Example: "Implemented a new customer retention strategy, resulting in a 15% increase in customer satisfaction within six months."

  1. Showcase relevant skills: Tailor your resume to the job you're applying for by highlighting the skills that are most relevant to the position. Use keywords from the job description and provide specific examples of how you have applied those skills in previous roles.

Example: "Proficient in project management software (e.g., Trello, Asana) with a proven track record of successfully managing cross-functional teams."

  1. Include relevant certifications or training: If you have obtained any certifications or completed relevant training programs, be sure to include them on your resume. This demonstrates your commitment to professional development and your willingness to acquire new skills.

Example: "Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) with expertise in agile project management methodologies."

  1. Demonstrate your impact: Employers want to know how you can contribute to their organization. Highlight instances where you have made a positive impact in previous roles, such as improving efficiency, reducing costs, or increasing revenue.

Example: "Identified and implemented process improvements that led to a 20% reduction in production time and cost savings of $50,000 annually."

  1. Include relevant projects or side projects: If you have worked on any significant projects or have relevant side projects, mention them on your resume. This demonstrates your initiative, creativity, and ability to take ownership of your work.

Example: "Developed a mobile app that has been downloaded over 10,000 times, demonstrating proficiency in iOS development and user interface design."

  1. Highlight leadership experience: Even if you're not applying for a management position, highlighting any leadership experience can be valuable. It showcases your ability to take charge, make decisions, and motivate others.

Example: "Led a team of 10 employees, fostering a collaborative environment and achieving a 30% increase in team productivity."


 Any Thoughts? Drop down below at comment sections!.

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  1. You can read about the company’s brand story, mission and values from their corporate websites and social media channels, and ask yourself if your principles align with theirs’. You can also read their latest sustainability and financial reports to gain an understanding of the company’s financial performance and future plans. Read more: 6 tips for writing a resume in the digital age.

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