Two evenly matched job applicants. One position to fill. Who wins?
A recent discussion with a product manager in transition got me thinking… in a growing field like product management, with plenty of competition, how do you get your resume to stand out?
In your resume, focus on your achievements–your title and skillset won’t necessarily set you apart, but your results will.
Important, measurable results are what matter.
- Did profits increase under your tenure?
- Customer satisfaction?
- Number of repeat sales to existing customers?
- Time from order to product delivery?
- Ratio of new contacts to completed sales?
Communicate your accomplishments clearly in your resume. Positive results will make your resume stand out.
Practice selling yourself in person… on communicating who you are, what you’ve achieved, and the kinds of opportunities you’re most interested in pursuing. This will help you understand your key differentiators, help prepare you for your interviews, and hopefully land the kind of job you’re seeking.