I'm considering reformulating my resume into a strengths-based resume. (I got the idea while reading "Soaring on Your Strengths," a book about leveraging strengths to build your career.) A strengths-based resume which enumerates strengths that would be helpful to someone in the position for which you are applying and lists accomplishments under each strength. Rather than listing places of employment and chronicling work experience, work experience is sorted and presented as evidence that you are able to leverage a given strength.
For example, in my strengths-based resume, I could write:
- Worked with the desktop software development team to coordinate data exchange with the embedded software team.
- Created a process to review documents more thoroughly between departments.
- Presented healthcare benefit information in an easily understandable format.
What do you think? Is there anyone in recruiting who has seen something unconventional like this submitted as a resume?