I, too, think Battle's advice was great. I put contact info for former employers directly on my references sheet, though. Anything to save your future employer a few minutes and think complimentary things about your efficiency is a good thing. I also put all of the copies of my resume on good paper. In fact, when I know that my resume and supporting documents will be copied for a hiring committee, I try to arrange with the HR person to make those copies myself, as the quality of my documents is another way that I can stand out to those making the decision. I have been on a number of hiring committees, and it's often just another duty for those people making the hiring decisions. As a result, many hiring decisions are far more random than they should be. Anything that I can do to stand out to these people - I will do.
The other thing I always do is bring supporting documentation to my interviews. For example, if grant writing is a skill that is required, I bring a detailed track record with me that includes a summary. I also try and bring something that is not a paper document. For example, I coordinated a museum display on the history of sheepherders, and was presented with a handmade sheep wagon replica upon the conclusion of the display. If the job requires coordinating different nonprofit agencies, I bring that. It gets attention, and people remember me.
A final thought about the resume itself. Instead of listing boring descriptions of positions that you had, I would recommend listing key accomplishments. For example, instead of saying that I have written grants for eight years, I say that I have secured tens of millions of dollars in grant funding for organizations. The more specific you can be, the more credible your claims will be.
One final bit of advice. If you can, call the person who is vacating the position and invite her for lunch. Then, pump her for as much information as you can - about the position, about the company, about the people you will work with, and about the preferences of the hiring committee. Tell her you don't want her to reveal any confidential information, but you want to be as prepared as possible.
Hope you find this helpful. My husband's job requires a lot of moving, so I have switched jobs more often than I ever thought I would. As a result, I have had to find creative ways to make up for a job history that reflects too many job changes.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
October challenge - 10/02/2015 - 11/01/2015
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Trainer boy challenge #3 (11/11-12/11):
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