Unlike freshers, experienced (mid /senior level) candidates have lot many things to show on their resume, the challenge here is how to show so many experiences, projects, and achievements in such a way, that recruiter gets the understanding of your career in few seconds and you get a chance for an interview.
The basic rule of resume writing applies here as well, but as a mid /senior level professional you need to take care of few extra points as well:
Instead of writing objectives/goal statement, focus on writing a strong summary statement, which gives a gist of your career and justification that you are a right fit for the job.
And for writing such a strong summary statement, you need to bind your no. of years of experience, projects, key skills, accomplishments, contributions, transferrable skills together with a common theme along with the mention of what you aim to achieve next in your career.
Basically, a summary statement is your elevator pitch, through which you need to give a clear and concise understanding of your abilities and goals and how you can be beneficial for the organization.
Mention skills or areas, where you have gained expertise over the years with special focus on those skills, which are related/transferable to the job you are applying for.
Experience in reverse chronological order:
Show your experience in reverse chronological order that means starting with most recent experience. Focus on elaborating your recent experiences and keeping your old experiences as short as possible.
In work history details follow this order:
- Company name
- Role and Responsibilities
- Project details
While Framing your accomplishments try to use numbers/figures as much as possible, as uses of numbers look more impactful.
Examples: “Handled a team of 10 people” or “Achieved 100% target”
Keep education details at the end:
Unlike freshers, you need not put emphasis on your educational qualification. So you can keep it at the end of your resume.
Tailor your resume as per job requirement:
Read job description thoroughly, tailor your CV accordingly by emphasizing on job skills required for the job. Add keywords smartly to make your CV searchable.
So these few things mid /senior level professionals must take into consideration while writing their resume and also check mistakes to avoid while writing resume to make a perfect CV.