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You may think of your resume as a list of places you’ve worked. A more effective approach is to think of your resume as a story you are telling about your experience.
Like all good stories, your resume should have some structure, with a clear path that shows how each stage of your career builds upon the last. There are three aspects through which to demonstrate how your experience has grown: skills, scale and scope. I call these three aspects of your resume the “S Curve.”
Demonstrating progression along the “S Curve” will help attract recruiters and hiring managers, who will want to know more about you. That’s the purpose of a resume, after all—to act as a calling card. That piece (or two or three…) of paper along with a warm introduction from someone in your network opens the door for you to tell more of your story: who you are and the value you bring.
A version of this article appears on Quartz.com