Make your mark by using quotes about you
in your resume and LinkedIn profile: employers love 'em
You have said great things about yourself in your resume and on LinkedIn.You have described your successes, and have given examples of what you can do.
And that is great!
What to do next: add in what OTHERS say about you that potential employers want to hear. Quote them!
This is added credibility. On a resume, I urge my clients to add these quotes in the Summary section at the top of the resume. These comments about you might have been in your latest review. Or a saying applied to you by managers or by several coworkers. Here are a few examples:
- "She always achieves more than 100% of the goal"
- "Once he began to lead the team, turnover went way down and their numbers went up"
- "She leads by example, inspiring others around her to do the same"
Why do these help you? The employer sees what other companies' people have said about you...companies tend to align more with companies than with candidates, so their thinking is, "If they respected this person's work, then WE are likely to as well." It gives them insights into you and your work.
On LinkedIn, making sure you have endorsements and fantastic recommendations, which are another way of getting others to say you can do the job. But add quotes in there as well, in the About section.
Quotes about you liven up your profile AND they offer proof that others see you as ready for that next great role, a strong endorsement of YOU.
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