Let your resume do some of the screening for you to find your “right fit job.”
When you have a resume that presents your Core Value Proposition and positions you for what you want to do next, the resume will help screen out employers who will not be a good fit for you.
What this means: if you apply for a job that doesn’t want what you offer, you won’t get an interview. And this means that your resume is absolutely doing its job for you.
What is your Core Value Proposition?
Your CVP is what you have to offer an employer.
Core Value Proposition = what you love to do + what you do well + how you approach what you do + impact you have.
When you can state it succinctly and use it in your resume and interviews, you stand a much better chance of getting your “right fit job.”
I recommend using a profile in a resume that presents your CVP in a way that includes some personality. Judiciously chosen adjectives are the best way to convey personality. Here are some sample profiles:
PROFILE: Insightful, creative producer adept at conceptualizing, developing and managing media projects. Intuitive team player, proficient at initiating and guiding complex projects. Experienced in hiring and supervising producers, crews, vendors and consultants. Resourceful, sensible, calm under pressure, and comfortable working with all levels of talent and leadership.
PROFILE: Insightful, articulate researcher, writer and editor who pulls together disparate information into cohesive, persuasive whole. Excels at tapping library and other information resources. Thoughtful, versatile teacher, trainer and coach. Sharp-witted administrator able to spot and develop savings opportunities. Collaborative, resourceful team member who does whatever it takes to achieve goals.
PROFILE: Fearless, imaginative fundraiser who builds organizations, finding value in unlikely places while exceeding goals. Instinctive marketer exceptionally able to forge mutually advantageous public/private partnerships. Confident, entrepreneurial relationship-builder with broad corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic network. Collaborative change agent who delivers tangible results. Dynamic, engaging spokesperson. Experience in both non-profit and corporate social responsibility sectors. Fluent in Bengali.
STRATEGIC, TRANSFORMATIONAL ORGANIZATION LEADER: Collaborative, nimble organizational builder and business developer. Deeply curious, analytical problem-solver who leads multi-talented teams to devise sensible, effective solutions to core operation, business process, and marketing challenges. Intuitive strategic planner who swiftly structures complex projects into clear, effective tactical steps that achieve goals. Mission-driven, IT-savvy marketer adept at articulating a distinct brand identity. Straightforward, engaging communicator, mentor and guide who fosters a collegial, fun culture and helps staff work smarter.
The top three people got jobs doing what they love. The fourth is now interviewing, having been found by recruiters on LinkedIn.
The profile set out a premise that the resume then filled out – skills and personality. When the person showed up to an interview, there was no surprise as to who they are or would be on the job. There was a presumed culture fit due in part to the resume content – a content based on showcasing the person’s Core Value Proposition in their resume.