Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers a simple suggestion to make your résumé stand out from others.

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I want to talk with you today about updating your resume. Now, I'm not talking about changing fonts or things like that. But think in terms of what would be attractive to someone looking at your credentials that would cause you to stand out.
Now, if you think of some of the things that are available on LinkedIn, for example, you have the ability to connect SlideShare presentations, you can refer to books you've written or read, even refer to a whole host of additional places where you have a digital footprint, why not include a link to SlideShare presentations on your resume? Why not reference your YouTube videos and your channel on your resumes? You have a footprint that allows people to get a clearer picture of you and your credentials than any sort of two-page resume can do.
Now what to do with it, you might just simply, at the end of your resume, have a section that talks about your digital footprint. You can refer to it as I hadn't really thought about this, you can refer to this as "More Information." I think that's a simple way to do it. "For more information, go to my channel on YouTube, and then, have a URL that takes people there for "View My SlideShare presentations," and they obviously have to be good or else who's sending them to your death.
So, recognize that there's more that you can be doing with your resume at this time that's going to give people a sense of what your real capabilities are.
Have you ever spoken at a conference? You can have a copy of the speech there. You can also have a link to your website, where there is a portfolio of your work available. Think creatively about the things that you're doing online. They're useful for an employer or recruiter to find out about you, and then have links on your website that is going to direct people there so they can have that "aha moment" about you and your credentials.


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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