Susan C. approached us in need of creating a professional resume to help her secure a new position in the entertainment/media profession. She wrote: “I am looking to relocate to Miami to be with my new husband. As you can see, my current resume is kind of dull and jumbled. I would like to cleaned up and updated to current standards.”
To see how we transformed her resume, please click the before and after resumes below.
|After (Our Version)
Looking to improve your existing media resume?
Chances are, you are visiting this page because you are looking for a new job (or a promotion) and want some inspiration on improving your resume for media positions. Here are some simple ways to improve your resume if you are looking for a media position. If you’d like more personalized advice (absolutely free), we encourage you to request a free resume review and consultation.
- A resume written specifically for a job posting will always be more successful than a generic resume.
- Your resume should answer the question “Why do I want to hire this person?”
- Your resume is a sales document. It should be crafted to show your best skills, abilities and attributes.
- Use a skills section to showcase specific media skills and technical proficiencies such as technology platforms.
- Use industry keywords liberally. Mirror the terminology from the job posting.
- A dense resume is unattractive. Use whitespace liberally to create an open, easy to read resume.
- Write your resume in first person, but never use the words “I”, “me”, “my”, etc.
- Eliminate the months from your timeline. It looks better and aids in covering any employment gaps.
- Your resume needs to be a mix of tasks and accomplishments, with emphasis on accomplishments.
- Take credit for your role in the accomplishments of subordinate employees and/or teams.
- Use action verbs instead of passive terms such as “responsible for”.
- Proofread your resume multiple times. Have a friend or loved one proofread it to. A single typo can get your resume tossed.
If you’d like a complete list of resume tips, please visit our blog posting, “50 Resume Writing Tips“.