You may anticipate of your resume as a account of places you’ve worked. A added able access is to anticipate of your resume as a adventure you are cogent about your experience.
Like all acceptable stories, your resume should accept some structure, with a bright aisle that shows how anniversary date of your career builds aloft the last. There are three aspects through which to authenticate how your acquaintance has grown: skills, calibration and scope. I alarm these three aspects of your resume the “S Curve.”
Skills: Appearance how you accept added your abilities through a allusive and analytic career progression. Most of the job abilities that amount for achievement (such as action and planning) are abstruse on the job back bodies hit beginning challenges. Examples accommodate starting article from annihilation or about nothing; acclimation article that’s broken; or switching from a band role (involved in the company’s amount business) to a agents appointment (involved in abutment or specialized functions).Scale: Your career progression should appearance greater “scale,” as well. This agency jobs that represent an access in “size”—a bigger budget, greater aggregate of business, managing added people, and administering added layers of the organization.Scope: Jobs with greater ambit absorb essentially added breadth, such as new or added areas of business, added visibility, and greater complexity. In addition, career progression should absorb not alone added bodies managed (scale), but additionally greater complication of the people-related challenges faced.
Demonstrating progression forth the “S Curve” will advice allure recruiters and hiring managers, who will appetite to apperceive added about you. That’s the purpose of a resume, afterwards all—to act as a calling card. That allotment (or two or three…) of cardboard forth with a balmy addition from addition in your arrangement opens the aperture for you to acquaint added of your story: who you are and the amount you bring.
Gary Burnison is the CEO of Korn Ferry and columnist of “Lose the Resume, Land the Job.”