Thou Shalt Not Write Job Descriptions
If you were an employer, what three questions would you ask a job candidate? You would probably ask …
◆ Do you have any experience?
◆ Are you good at what you do?
◆ Do you like this kind of work?
Don’t be shy—answer “yes” to all of these questions by writing about achievements instead of job duties on your resume. Achievement statements are the most powerful way to say, “I’m good at what I do!”
Make sure your achievements are stated appropriately for the type of work you’re interested in. For example, a salesperson’s achievement statements will probably be much more dramatic (for example: exceeded sales quotas by 300 percent) than the ones that appear on an accountant or technician’s resume (for example: ...