What makes a resume stand out?
- Brief statements – not sentences.
- Descriptions of accomplishments - quality and quantity.
- Transferable skills.
Compare these two examples
Which is more effective?
- I worked as a cashier and waitress serving customers. When new waitresses were hired, I sometimes trained them.
- Provided friendly and efficient service to customers in fast-paced restaurant.
- Balanced cash drawer without errors.
- Trained new employees, assuring company standards were met.
The duties and activities are the same, but most employers would be more interested in talking to candidate B.
What makes B better?
- Responsibilities and duties are written as phrases – not sentences.
- Each phrase begins with a verb.
- Each phrase has an accomplishment.
- Quality work is indicated in both customer duties and cash activities.
- The person shows an understanding of good business behavior (quality and standards).
Be sure your resume will help you be selected for the interview!