Knowing what to showcase on your resume

Writing a resume is all about conveying your skills and experience in an easy-to-read format. But sometimes you need a fresh eye to help identify relevant skills and projects you might have overlooked in your career history.

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Resumes aren't easy for anyone. And James Park was no different. Park works with the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA) and recently earned his master's degree. While his career his distinguished, his resume needed some work. After speaking with the candidate, Laura Smith-Proulx, award winning resume writer and author of three books (How to Get Hired Faster, Solve Your Toughest Resume Challenges and Finding Your Next Job with LinkedIn), knew there was far more to Park's career history than his resume suggested.

Overall, James agreed with Smith-Proulx's view of his resume -- he felt his original resume didn't express his career history and that it was "focused on functional activities and responsibilities," and that it didn't express his achievements in an interesting way. Park knew his resume needed work and that it did not effectively convey his leadership skills and experience or what his personal brand represented.

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