It’s not what you do that matters, it’s how well you do it. Your resume really is a marketing campaign and employers do not care about your weekly assignments, they are interested in what you will do for them. Turning your duties into achievements is the easiest way to sell yourself and bring your resume up to a whole other level.
To do this effectively, simply start by creating a list of everything you did under you previous position titles. Can you recall a time when your superiors were really impressed or when you were especially innovative and took initiative? Did you go above and beyond your job description leaving the company with something to remember you by?
Now think, what was the outcome of my actions? Perhaps you cut work time saving the company money, came up with an amazing marketing strategy that increased profits by 46%, or organized an event that boosted company moral and increased business.
These are the sorts of things that will really make employers want to hire you. You are an investment to your employer, and making it known that you will serve the company in a way that makes their investment grow is really going to separate you from the other applicants.
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Erica Tremblay is a master wordsmith with a dedication to helping people create their success. She writes as she lives: with a fine balance of mathematics and creative expression.