Here’s a question for every job seeker: Does your résumé cite *responsibilities*, or does your résumé cite *achievements*?
If you’re like most people, then you cite responsibilities. These are typically your day-to-day duties. They read like a laundry list.
By contrast, an achievement packs a punch. It uses adjectives, numbers, and results to quantify your work and make it specific and real.
When your résumé is shot through with responsibilities, it’s like all the others: Forgettable. But with achievements, you stand out. You make yourself distinctive, impressive, and memorable.
To these ends, here’s a glimpse of what we’ll cover:
• How to write to the job description.
• How to make each of your bullet points fulfill the “V.N.R.” formula.
• How to transform your responsibilities into achievements.
• How to quantify your experience even if you don’t work in an inherently quant-y field.
• How to make your résumé visually impactful.
• How a “summary” differs from an “objective.”
• How — and how not — to round off numbers.
• How to reframe a “skills” section.