During the last few weeks, I’ve fielded a number of inquiries from students preparing their first resume. Also, I’ve heard from experienced professionals planning their return to the workforce after COVID. Of course, I would enjoy writing resumes for everyone that calls or emails me looking for help. Not everyone chooses to have someone else write a resume for them. Many prefer the do-it-yourself (DIY) challenge. Those that do hire a professional resume writer should understand the process so they can provide the right information. So, whether you want to hire a writer or DIY, here are three steps that are essential for preparing a successful resume to get a job.
Many resumes I receive from prospective clients describe the tasks they performed at each of their jobs. A more powerful way to describe your work is to focus on what you accomplished at each job because employers know your job description.
Job accomplishments have three parts:
- The problem you had to solve,
- What action you took to solve it, and
- Your results.
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