8 9 OPENING LINES 12 EXECUTIVE RESUME WRITING TIPS FOR 2019 FROM GREAT RESUMES FAST The booming economy will create more jobs for executives in 2019– and more competition. “The best way executives can position themselves for new opportunities is to have a solid resume prepared well before you need one,” said Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president of the award-winning Great Resumes Fast, based in Jacksonville. “Even when the market is favoring your desire to advance or pivot your career, your resume is still the tool that helps you get through applicant tracking systems and get noticed by employers. If you’re ready to freshen up your resume and step out on the job market here are my top resume writing tips for 2019 to help you succeed,” she said. Her new report 12 Resume Writing Tips for 2019 includes 12 tactics to helps executives find high-paying jobs. The tips include everything from formatting and algorithms, to strategic thinking. To get a free copy of the report, go to https://www.greatresumes- fast.com/blog/2018/11/14/12-resume-writing-tips-for-2019-2/ Here are four tips to help you create the perfect resume: RESUME WRITING TIP #1: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A DIRECTION, PLAN, AND PURPOSE ‘This is the type of job market where you can actually be picky. You have choices and you don’t have to settle. This is the time in your career when you can evaluate what you really want to be doing all those hours during the week,” she said. “Have you ever sat back and wondered what your purpose is? What you would actually ENJOY doing every day? What would make you feel fulfilled and provide career satisfaction?” Hernan- dez said. “A resume without a vision is pointless. You might as well toss it in the trash can,” she said.