Thursday, January 8, 2015

How to write detail in your resume

Your resume will be read by the employer three times#1 Deciding your resume goes in the
Keep or Discard Pile
#2 Deciding if you are an actual candidate
#3 When called for an interview – to write questions to ask or to refer to during the meeting

Here is a good and short article that helps to guide how you should approach writing details in your resume: in short it says:  "The key is to frame your strengths as: 'I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.”

Achievements:  Objective information about your abilities – Won Best Employee of the Year Award 3 out of 4 years OR Numbers based information about your abilities – Handled 40 accounts concurrently or reduced anticipated costs by 40% (more info here:

Soft Skills:  Qualities rather than skills - personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. Can also include qualities that make you a good worker – Creative, Persistent, Problem Solver, Team Player, Leader, etc  (more info here:

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