We all have been there– we click the job application, attach our resume, and then have to fill out all the information that is already on our resume!
It can be infuratiating to have to type out your resume again. Wouldn’t it be nice if your resume lined up with the coding for websites to upload and import your information?
This blog post is for you then!
First off, the template: Click here for the google doc template (copy and paste)
Do not put your full address.
You don’t know who this resume will be going to and they should not know your full address! Please only put your city, state, and zip.
A few sentences that tell people who you are, what you do, what you’ve accomplished, and what makes you a star. Often the thesaurus is good to use here for some creative attention grabbers.
Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills
“Hard skills are job-related competencies and abilities that are necessary to complete work, while soft skills are personal qualities and traits that impact how you work. Hard skills are often applicable to a certain career; soft skills are transferable to any type of job.” (Source)
Color code these skills to help interface systems organize your skills when you upload your resume. Hard Skills are in blue and Soft Skills are in green.
What, How, Why?
The most important part of a resume is the body or “meat” of the document. This will be what impresses your potential employer the most.
What: What did you do for your job title position? Was it an accompliment, goal met, or exceeded expectations? Use examples.
How: How did you meet your accomplishment?
Why: Why was this important?
My example: “Reconstructed night auditor program by creating dynamic standard operating procedures and manuals that resulted in hiring of an additional night auditor”
What: Reconstructed night auditor program…
How: …by creating dynamic standard operating procedures and manuals…
Why: ….that resulted in hiring of an additional night auditor.
This will make a huge difference to your potential employer! Feel free to read these examples below:
- Supervised 513 rooms overnight by coordinating multiple departments to achieve an elevated guest experience at a four diamond resort.
- Enforced resort policies to de-escalate unacceptable guest behavior by leveraging my advanced communication and customer service skills.
- Created online room blocks that coordinated with group sales contracts by utilizing hotel software and delivered accurate bookings that raised our incentives by 10%.
- Arranged tasks for over 30 groups per month with attention to detail and organization skills that evolved the department standard operating procedures.
- Outperformed 40 employees by achieving department ambassador for 2018 and Omni Service Champion award for 2018.
- Shattered sales goals for the year by capitalizing on motivating the team and accomplishing an astounding 1 million dollars of additional revenue in 2018.
Use action verbs!
“Some recruiters must read through hundreds of resumes, and so you have a limited amount of time to catch their attention. When writing a resume, it’s important to avoid weak and passive verbs, stay away from business jargon or clichés and watch out for tired words and phrases.” – Indeed Here is the link for 195 Action Verbs to Make Your Resume Stand Out