I was just part of a layoff recently and while the info within my resume was current I hadn't put alot of thought into the layout of it. I then purchased the Interview Series as well as the Premium Content and changed my resume to emulate the MT resume style.
I have been in telecom as an account manager, a technical consultant and a sales manager since 1995. On three occasions, I was promoted from within the same company from a technical consultant/solutions consultant to a sales manager. I had a lunch meeting yesterday with the person responsible for getting me out of my hometown to what I feel has become a fairly successful career (did I mention I was just laid off?). When I found out that he was in my area and asked him to lunch I just wanted to catch up with him and see what resources he may have to aide in my job search. He sits down at lunch and pulls out my resume and proceeds to tell me that THIS is why I am not getting any calls about my accomplishments. I spent a ton of time crafting the right verbiage and only focusing on my accomplishments only to be told that there is no "story" to my resume. He said that attention is immediately drawn to the company name and the date that I worked there vs. my job title and what I did for each company.
He suggested that I reconfigure my resume to go like this - Strengths, Accomplishments (sub section for sales management and sub section for account management/technical consulting), Employment (lists the company name, city, date and one bullet describing my role at the company) and Education (I only attended one semester of college right after high school but have since begun taking classes non-stop to get my Bachelors degree- he felt that leaving this off because I didn't graduate wasn't smart).
I know that M and M don't have to time to critique resumes for everyone on here but I sure could use someone's assistance to help get me pointed in the right direction. Suggestions>