It certainly isn’t because you were “responsible for” something or that you were “recruited to” do something. No one really wants to see a list of what your “duties included.” A prospective employer wants to know what you’ve accomplished. What impact have you had on past employers? What obstacles did you overcome to achieve a positive result in the past?
Don’t forget — your job is to market yourself. The resume needs to make a reader visualize you doing the job.
Quintessential Careers compiled a comprehensive list of accomplishments employers seek.
Describe how you:
- • Make money
- • Save money
- • Save time
- • Make work easier
- • Solve a specific problem
- • Help the company become more competitive
- • Build relationships
- • Expand the business
- • Attract new customers
- • Retain existing customers
I suggest you answer the following questions:
- • What problems did you solve?
- • How did you improve your organization?
- • What innovative ideas did you introduce (and what were the positive results)?
- • How did you make a difference?
When you re-focus your resume spotlight to shine on what you have to offer instead of just listing what you’ve done, you will be much more marketable.