Unique or Cookie-Cutter, which is you?

Arnie Sherr, Professional Resume Writer and President of The Resume Store

When writing a resume, should I describe you as having these “cookie-cutter” core competencies “multi-task, communication skills, team builder/oriented, customer service, organized, etc.?”

Factually, these and other overused terms like them are included on 95% of resumes, professionally or self-written. In addition to these “cookie-cutter” terms, many resumes are infused with monotonous and overused descriptions of responsibilities.

Considering the above, how can you or your chosen professional resume writer illustrate your “uniqueness”?

Human Resource staff is faced with appraising overwhelming numbers of cover letters and resumes on a daily basis. Is it fair to say, that “cookie cutter” content won’t raise their eyebrows? They see the very same content on just about every resume they review.

That said, what kind of resume content will “raise their eyebrows?”

Recently, I asked a customer in a consultation, “What makes you unique?”

The answers I received were, “I communicate well; I am very organized, etc.” I replied, “these examples do not make you unique. Every resume has the same, thought of as, unique responses.”

If these are your answer, you are offering nothing unique to those who “may” read your resume!

The two most important ingredients for resumes today are,

1. Relevance
2. Uniqueness

If your resume is not completely relevant, you will not be invited to interview; and,
If your resume does not catch the “eye” of its reader, it won’t be read in its entirety; ergo, no interview.

The Lesson: Before you attempt to write your resume, or before you call a professional resume writer, know what makes you unique; for uniqueness is the catalyst that will get your resume read and, most probably, get you invited to interview.

Call Now – 727-219-0177 – We’ll help you realize your uniqueness.

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