As organizations are slowly beginning to lift their hiring freezes, it may be more important than ever to stand out in the marketplace. We are relying on technology to apply for jobs and even interview. Regardless, a good old-school résumé can come to the rescue.
You may not need to conduct a total rewrite of your résumé, but as you look to refresh and update yours, please consider this essential wording advice.
Use strong action verbs to describe what you achieved and accomplished rather than simply listing your job responsibilities. Remember, specifics sell.
Before: “Responsible for calling on accounts and growing business in a three-state territory.”
After: “Increased a $3.5 million territory to an $11 million territory, surpassing our five-year sales goal.”
Strong action verbs suitable for résumés include these examples:
To update your resume, contact Mandi@MandiStanley.com. She offers two packages:
- Résumé Refresh Package
- Résumé Rewrite Package
Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works with business leaders who want to boost their professional image by becoming better speakers and writers through interactive high-content keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, technical writing seminars, and fun proofreading classes.
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