🔷 3 EASY WAYS TO FINE TUNE YOUR RESUME 🔷

  • BY AMANDA GAN
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020

 

Most resumes are filled with the same overused fluffy words & phrases. For the reader this means one resume simply blends into the next.

Try there 3 top tips tips will make your resume pop:

🔷 AVOID UNSUBSTANTIATED GENERIC WORDS e.g. high achiever, self motivated, self-starter, go-getter, hardworking, passionate & results-driven.

Instead, prove it using examples from your experience & achievements. No two people will have the same examples & yours will make you stand out.

🔶 STRONG ACTION VERBS will convey your experience with more clarity & impact. They help to paint a picture in the reader's mind of how you contributed & not just what you did.

Examples:

  • Responsible for achieving sales targets (passive) versus Exceeded sales targets (active)
  • Duties included building strong client relationships (passive) versus Developed strong client relationships (active)

🔷 COMBINE ACTIONS VERBS WITH NUMBERS & you have a winning formula. By adding numbers you quantify the impact you made, making it more impressive & believable.

Examples:

  • Exceeded sales targets for 3 consecutive years, with 10% growth on prior year
  • Developed & leveraged strong client relationships in a major account to win a $3M contract in 6 months

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CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO HARVARD LAW SCHOOL'S list of action verbs to assist you in describing your experiences and accomplishments.

 

 

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