Research shows that hiring managers typically spend less than one minute skimming over a resume and many companies are utilizing computerized applicant tracking systems these days to scan resumes before they even make it to a set of human eyes. Does your resume highlight your skills and accomplishments, demonstrate if you are a good fit for the position you’re applying to, flow well, and is streamlined and visually appealing? In this three-part blog series, we will offer a quick resume checklist to help make your resume stand out and get you in the door for an interview!
Part Two: Accomplishment Statements
- Ensure your bullets listed within your experience section are results oriented and use quantifiable measurements to really highlight your accomplishments.
- Use strong action verbs to start your bullets.
- Prioritize your bullets within each position in order of their importance.
- Avoid using the phrase “responsible for” – remember your resume is not a job description.
- Ensure you include all relevant experience that pertains to the job in which you are applying.
Did you miss Part One: Professional Summaries? Also, check back later this month for Part Three: Overall Formatting of Your Resume.
Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.