Is your resume dynamic?
A well-written, dynamic resume can significantly improve your chances of obtaining an interview.
In the latest article from PhilCareers.com, we explore what is meant by the term “dynamic resume” and explore how you can create one.
What is a dynamic resume?
A dynamic resume is one that is written to create energy and enthusiasm in the reader. A passive resume is one that lacks interest and influence.
Why write a dynamic resume?
A resume that is passive will fail to engage the reader, whilst a dynamic resume is far more likely to:
- entice the recruiter to read your resume;
- help the recruiter to understand and remember the key points in your resume;
- persuade the recruiter to respond to your resume by offering you an interview.
Can you provide an example?
Yes. Consider the following sentences:
1) “I feel that the information in my application is comprehensive and fully demonstrates my suitability for the role.”
2) “The information in my application fully outlines my suitability for this role.”
Are you able to spot the differences between the two sentences?
How to write a dynamic resume?
There are several things that you can do to create a dynamic resume:
- Write in short, sharp sentences that speeds up reading, increases energy and adds persuasion. You can do this by keeping your sentences to less than 20 words. If your sentences are more than 20 words try shortening or splitting in two.
- Improve the visual impact of your resume. This can be achieved by improving the balance between text and white space, shortening paragraphs, adding headings and using bullet points.
- Change passive words to action words. Action words are words that give your resume more enthusiasm and energy.
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