Reasons to Trash or Rewrite Your Resume


Lifehacker.com has a great post today on rewriting your resume. Here are some excerpts:

Having a resume begs for you to go into that big machine that looks for relevant keywords, and begs for you to get a job as a cog in a giant machine. Just more fodder for the corporate behemoth. That might be fine for average folks looking for an average job, but is that what you deserve?

Don’t focus on your responsibilities, focus on what you achieved. […] Most people do not think in terms of quantified achievements when they are in the job, but on the resume, that’s the only part of the job that matters. No one can see that you were a “good team player” on your resume unless you can say “established a team to solve problem x and increased sales x%” or “joined under-performing team and helped that team beat production delivery dates by three weeks.”

(via Lifehacker: Reasons to Trash or Rewrite Your Resume)

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