A few weeks ago I was in a conversation with a friend of mine, who was on a look out for his next gig in the industry. He felt his current organization did not have much to offer to evolve from a career standpoint and he had hit the growth ceiling. So I asked him to send me his updated resume.
Career snapshot - 18 years experience with a large IT Services, multinational company, based out of India in a global sales and operations role.....It was his first
cut - requesting feedback. Incidentally he was working with the company for the last 6 years. So what I got is a reverse chronoligical resume with experience in
different roles that he had in his career.
I ask candidates to address the following questions with this kind of a profile. So as to ensure a like to like comparison.
(a) Who is the potential reader of your resume? - a CXO level professional..
(b) What is he looking for? - He is going to slice and dice the resume from his high perch in the organization. (c) What are his parameters? How does he like to view potential candidates?
Here is a generic list but can be more specifically defined based on industry, sector...
1. P&L Analysis (always state in readers measurement units or the resume is trashed.)
2. Geography oversight
3. Employee strength supervised
4. Lines of businesses controlled (If there is industry overlap with current employment)
Give this a strategic feel while presenting the facts, It is understood that we are looking at 1 pager or maximum a 2 pager.