Studies have shown that, on average, recruiters spend six seconds reviewing a resume. What does this mean? You have to present your career story in a manner that will grab recruiters, draw them in, and leave them wanting to meet the author.
Here is how to tell your career story.
Start by taking the time to outline your story.
Take stock of your skills, your experience, and your interests. Look at where you have been. Define where you want to be. In short, go back to what you learned in school about writing a story. Determine the beginning, middle, and end. Then take the time to identify the highlights -- your accomplishments that feed the story. Weave these together, and you have the makings of a strong career story.
Put the story on paper and on LinkedIn.
We are living online these days, so you have to cover your bases. In both places, take the time to read and re-read your story. Ask yourself whether it makes sense. Ask yourself if it tells your story -- past and future. Check the spelling. Check the grammar. Spell check again, and check the grammar again.
Before you finalize your story, have at least one person read it over.
Ask that person to provide feedback and really mean it. Then ask that person to go over it one more time with a fine-toothed comb. Errors are not acceptable.
We'd love to hear your story. What brought you to the electronics industry and the supply chain? What have the highlights been?