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October 6, 2015

Talent Tip Tuesday: Making your Promotional Resume Stand Out

Whether you’re working promotions on a full or part time basis, you’re constantly sending out your resume to various agencies- each looking for different qualities when selecting staff. Which makes you wonder what it is they’re looking for, or how to stand out from all of the others?


Today’s Talent Tip Tuesday is Hype’s Tips & Tricks for making your promotional resume stand out:

  1. Think of your resume as a part of your first impression. Does it look sloppy and thrown together with spelling and grammar errors or does it look polished and professional? When you make/edit/revise your resume, be sure to spell check and/or get a second pair of eyes on it for review!
  2. Keep it cohesive- keeping fonts and spacing consistent keeps it clean, simple and easy to read.
  3. Be specific! We love to see the past programs you’ve worked on though we want to know more details than “Food Sampling, January 2014”. Be sure to add the event name, date, position held, agency, brand, etc.- being as specific as possible helps to determine whether or not you’ve worked similar programs in the past and if you’ll be a good fit. These specifics are some of the things that could set you apart from the rest!
  4. Keep it current!  If you’ve been doing this a long time you don’t need to include Every. Single. Event.  Please include all of the events that you have done in the last 6-8 months and give a brief overview of your past promo experience. This gives us a good picture of how often you work, and a reference of the kinds of events you prefer to work.
  5. Add a brief overview in your email! Let us know why you want to work this event and what would make you stand out more than the next person who applies.
  6. And last but not least, don’t forget to give us your contact info!  Include your name, number, email address, and let us know the best way to get in touch with you!


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