Write a Resume by Focusing on Your Accomplishments, Not Job Duties

Your resume and cover letter should briefly explain only two key points: your strengths and how they can benefit the company. Your experience statements are not about what you were "responsible for" in previous positions. They are about the company and its needs.

Use action words and targeted keywords and support your previous accomplishments with numbers. These are the most fundamental rules for crafting content for your resume. You will learn all about this later in the Wozber Guidebook.

To start a great resume, ask yourself a few questions first:

  • How can you be of benefit to the company?
  • What are your unique skills and habits? What sets you apart? What do you do better than others?
  • Are you consistent? Perseverant? Creative? Can you communicate well and take the lead? Are you very analytical?
  • Which unique problems/challenges have you faced? How did you resolve those problems/challenges?
  • Did you save your company money? Did you help your company to make money?
  • Did you improve any processes, systems, or methods? Did you solve any problems?

Finally, how can you prove any of this with the facts and numbers?

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