So, you’ve blasted out your resume to dozens of jobs on the mega job boards, but you haven’t landed a single response! Your bills are piling up and your dissatisfaction with your current job has you wanting to bang your head on your desk. You are tired and frustrated that your job search is going nowhere fast. What on earth is the problem?
Only 20% of applicants land an interview. Here at Elevated Resumes, we want to be sure you make the cut!
Our powerhouse writers know to not just write about responsibilities, but to focus more on your quantifiable achievements. We love to highlight your home runs in revenue growth, cost savings, operational efficiencies, client satisfaction, and other value-added contributions.
The truth is, hiring managers are looking for superstars who have a strong record of catalyzing territory growth, market expansion, and record-breaking revenues.
So, let’s explore the process of how to find your competitive edge:
Or not yet? How about this: here are some examples of competitive edge statements:
Why should you care about all of this? Take it from us, as career campaign specialists, you’ve got to do this. Your competitive edge is your secret weapon and vital to job search success!
Your competitive edge also proves vital to getting your resume noticed by hiring managers out of thousands of other applicants. One resume client jokingly said, “I want my resume to jump up off the hiring manager’s desk and slap him on the face!!” Hell yes! And in doing so, you want to give them the motivation to sit down and actually read your resume.
Where else does your competitive edge prove vital? Job interviews, of course!!
Your competitive edge gives you the perfect response to when a hiring manager pushes her glasses down on her nose, gives you a penetrating stare, and asks, “Why should we hire you?”
The best possible answer in this scenario is to tell them all about your unique value, and don’t be afraid to toot your own horn!
As an innovative resume writing and design company, we encourage you to visit our Get Started page to discover how we can catapult you into great success with your job search!
For many of our clients, including c-level executives, finding and articulating their competitive edge is a huge challenge, especially when you career background has been very diverse. If you need strategic counseling on the task, we highly recommend scheduling career coaching sessions with one of our in-house career coaches.