Resumes are personal advertisements. People need to know how to present themselves. Now that resumes are often entered into an applicant tracking system, it is more important than ever to include keywords that help the system match you to the appropriate position. This is even more essential for loss prevention professionals who have evolved into more technical or analytical roles. If you are an experienced professional, you need room to showcase your accomplishments. Everything you write on your resume has to be true. Over the past few years, gaps in employment are commonplace and easily explained. Be prepared to explain the gap itself by pointing to an activity that filled it, such as volunteer work, caring for an ill family member, or launching a business. The best strategy when dealing with any potentially negative information is to focus on your accomplishments and the value you can bring to the table.
When it comes to your resume, you have immediate control over three factors: How it looks, what is says and who you send it to.
After ending my corporate career as a Vice President of Loss Prevention I started an Executive Seach Firm specializing in the placement of security and asset proteection executives domestically and internationally.