Your resume is the first chance you get to make an impression on a potential employer. As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. So, you’ll want to create an impact that will leave the recruiter hiring manager wanting to know more about you and what you can bring to the position! Regardless of the open position, employers want to hire a candidate with leadership qualities.

The best way to draw attention to the leadership skills you possess is to follow these four tips:

  1. Quantify. Whenever and wherever possible, include numbers and quantifiable figures on your resume. Did you increase production by a certain percentage? Include that percentage! Did you oversee a certain number of teammates? Highlight that number! Figures not only show what you’ve achieved on your career path, they provide a tangible example of your successes.
  2. Specify. Employers are ideally looking for a candidate who is not only capable of doing the job well, but who will excel in the position. Tailor the skills in your resume to specifically highlight the desired skills listed in the job description.
  3. Demonstrate. In your employment history, include examples of how you performed the job, how you achieved accomplishments and how you contributed to the overall success of the business.
  4. Direct. In today’s professional world, soft skills can be equally as important as the essential skills for performing the job. When highlighting your leadership skills, use this as an opportunity to lead into and highlight other soft skills that though not listed in the job description, will be beneficial to you as a candidate such as communication, teamwork and ability to think on your feet.

The first, most proactive step you can take in gaining an edge over the competition in a job search is to grab the attention of the recruiter and hiring manager with an impressive resume. Although it can be tricky to tailor your resume to each job application you submit and know exactly what hiring managers in the energy sector want to see, FootBridge Energy Services is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our great job opportunities in the energy sector!