Friday, July 21, 2006

Making Your Resume Stand Out

You can have an attractive resume, but without good content, it won’t get a second look. Employers get hundreds of resumes—you have to catch their attention in the first few seconds. Let’s assume that you have already customized your resume by researching the employer, and have used action verbs where possible.

An additional way to attract notice is by including as many specifics as possible and attaching numbers to what you’ve done.

Another way to attract attention is to use a superlative in reporting your accomplishments, Anytime you can use words like first, only, most, best, and highest, your reader will be more impressed. Here are some examples using superlatives:

Examples include:

  • First undergraduate to serve as research assistant to dean
  • Highest-selling Sales Associate in the fastest growing unit in the chain.

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