Resumes and cover letters are marketing devices that can help you get more interviews, land your next job, do nothing for you, or close doors.
I suspect I know which one you want it to be?
But I also know how little effort goes into doing something extraordinary.
Most resumes I receive are very flatlooking documents that regurgitate a bunch of facts and assume that I know the impact of the work done.
They say things like, “Leaped tall buildings in a single bound,” instead of “leaped tall buildings in a single bound resulting in the apprehension of 475 career criminals as well as 275 crimes being deterred (based upon projections from the FBI laboratories).”
Joking aside, how did your work affect corporate profitability? Did it help increase profits? Reduce costs? Did you streamline operations with several proposals? Did your contributions do anything other than cause you to receive a paycheck?
For some of you, you may not be able to point to anything concrete.
But for those of you who can, why aren’t you pointing it out in your resume?
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