Resumes That Work for Your Job Search
Resumes that work for your job search, promote YOU as an Achievement-Oriented, Value-Adding, Professional, and not someone who is merely reciting tasks done over many years from job to job.
When you list your places of employment, followed by tasks performed, be alert that, everybody knows that Event Planners-plan events, Pilots – fly planes, and Accountants – prepare financial statements.
You get the message now don’t you?
Just to reinforce why you should avoid this common practice. Anybody can go on the web and pull down a job description and create a resume, based on…routine-tasks-done.
BUT YOU are special.
You NEED to show the Recruiter the VALUE YOU ADDED at each position held.
INSTEAD OF: I answered the phone for Company X
STATE: Handled a monthly call volume of 3000 calls (Shows you can handle load)
INSTEAD OF: Managed a Team of 30
STATE: Managed a multicultural team, located in 4 countries, including 2- Non-English speaking (Shows you can handle complexity)
Make the time. Take a look at your resume, and begin revising those task oriented statements into ACHIEVEMENT statements.
With You in Mind,