Venders receive thousands of motocross resumes during sponsorship season, so you must make sure that your resume pops out from the rest. A great way to do this is to use pictures, graphics, and subject headings designed within the page. Let’s face it, team managers are people too and just like the average person, he or she will make snap judgments when glancing at your resume. If they find it hard to follow or stumble over grammar errors, the likelihood is almost certain that they will make an immediate assumption that you will not make a good representative of the sponsorship you want. The reality is that most team managers don’t have the time to read thoroughly through every motocross resume that comes in the mail or by fax.
What must you do for them? The design of your motocross resume must be eye-catching, free from grammar errors, and highlight only the best results from the most prestigious races.
Think outside the box and avoid the use of templates. Eye-catching goes beyond using just colored paper or email background. It’s cliché and shows that you lack effort and interest – poor qualities they might associate that you carry over to the race track. Remember, you are one of thousands applying for a spot on a team. It will excite a team manager if he came across a sponsorship resume that had some design thought put into it and he may be likely to give you a shot even though your results were not as good as another candidate.
Motocross sponsorship resumes should be eye-catching to draw attention, but if your content is poorly written and full of grammar errors, you’ll be drawing negative attention. There is nothing more irritating for a team manager than reading a pile of poorly written resumes. A well written, error free resume is not only refreshing for the team manager to read, but also shows that you are respectful and hard-working,
The most common issue for motocross resume writers is that they don’t know when to stop. Often a sponsorship resume is too wordy contains unnecessary information, and has too many race results listed. To beat this disease, you must get into the resume reviewers mind. Remember, he has to read thousands of these. Would you still be interested after reading 20 resumes what someone’s favorite color is or that someone’s favorite rider is Ricky Carmichael. You might get a headache after the first 5. Get to the point and impress, not bore. And keep it all in one page. However, every team manager’s biggest pet peeve is a race result list longer than Santa’s nice and naughty list. Team managers don’t care about every moto of every race that you have participated in even though you went 1-1 at My Local Track Raceway in Neverheardofitville. Only list the most best results from the most prestigious races which usually include national events. If you rarely get out of Neverheardofitville and race every other weekend, then wrap it up by listing your series ending results.
Reviewing motocross sponsorship resumes is probably the worst part of any team manager’s job, so don’t make it worse for him or her. In fact, a well-designed, well-written resume could be your ticket to bigger and better sponsorship opportunities even if your results could use some improvement.