These days we are relying on technology to apply for jobs and even interview. To stand out in the marketplace, whether using a job-posting site, a professional recruiter, or even LinkedIn, a good old-school résumé can come to the rescue.
You may not need to totally rewrite 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 to list 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 a $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. We offer two résumé packages:
- Rock Your Résumé REFRESH
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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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