When you’re applying for a promotional job that you saw posted on Marketing Rockstar, or through another source, you have limited ways to make a lasting impression to your staffer. Among other things written about on this blog, a flawless and aesthetically appealing promotional resume is a crucial tool to have in your arsenal to prove that you are in fact the best person for the job.
Many think that their standard resume will suffice to get the point across to the potential promotional staffer, but this is not the truth. While some information is concurrent between both professional and promotional resumes like contact information, education and special skills related to the job at hand, there are many more differences.
Firstly, organization is key. No one wants to review a jumbled mess of previous jobs, sloppily pecked into a word document. Your goal should be to make things as easy-to-read as possible. Having things proofread and well written are crucial to portray your competency and adeptness, because these are extremely important factors while on the job.
Listing dates next to every promotion you’ve worked is not something necessarily crucial on a promotional resume, unless it was for an extended period of time, like a tour position. Most people in the world of promotional marketing have worked so many events, that to include every date and year would add tons of clutter to your resume that will in the end appear overwhelming and muddled.
President of Victory Marketing Agency, Vinny Antonio, had this to say about promotional resumes.
“The most important thing to realize when you are writing a promotional resume is you don’t have to abide by the rules of a standard resume. We aren’t generally as concerned with what classes you took or what your GPA was as we are more concerned with what types of events you have worked in the past and what activities you are involved in. Help us out by breaking them down by Management, Guerilla Marketing, Modeling, etc. so we know if your background matches our client’s needs. Oh and don’t forget to put your name, number, email, and physical address on your resume and keep those up to date. Too many times have we seen a great resume and then not had a way to contact that person!” Check Victory Marketing out at http://www.victory-agency.com/.
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