Podcast Episode #323
Ministry résumés are a frequent topic for questions. So on today’s episode we discuss all the details that go into a good résumé.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Want to make your ministry résumé stand out? Do it well.
- The most common grammatical mistake on résumés is the use of random capitalization.
- Use appropriate fonts on résumés.
- If you’re going to put a photo on your résumé, make it a good one.
- Do not inflate attendance numbers on your ministry résumé. You will be found out.
- When applying for a job, follow the instructions for applying.
- Résumé hyperbole will lead potential employers to question your character.
The nine résumé qualities we discuss on the episode are:
- A highly qualified person proofread the resume for grammar, style, and appearance.
- There are no gaps in dates of employment.
- The resume had a great photo.
- The resume presented statistics clearly and truthfully.
- The applicant only sent what was requested.
- The resume included a narrative of accomplishments, rather than just positions with dates of employment.
- The order of the details on the resume reflects the priorities of the organization more than the applicant.
- Most of the resume uses the active tense.
- Good resumes avoid “cutesy” attempts to stand out.
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