In Resume, Emphasize What Impressed You When Hiring


This post is part of a series of excerpts from ExecuNet’s report, Making Your Résumé Recruiter Ready By ExecuNet contributing editor Marji McClure. You can download a free copy by going here.
image_promolanding_resume_recruiter_ready.gif Executive branding expert David Topus suggests executives try to remember what has impressed them about résumés they have viewed in the past when hiring their own team, and use that knowledge to help create a résumé that truly is “recruiter ready.” “They know what turned them on and turned them off when they were hiring,” says Topus. “They should generalize their own experience as someone who hired people. What got your interest? What got your attention? What impressed you? What didn’t?”