- Use three or four sentences to summarize your qualifications for a particular job. Choose active verbs and tie past to present (“Based on my seven years of experience, I’ve accumulated/mastered/built …”).
- Insert bullet points to pinpoint your accomplishments. Express them in quantitative, bottom-line terms (“cut costs in half while expanding customer retention by 22 percent”). Be ready to back up each item with evidence.
- Don’t overload the “Skills” section. While it’s important to list concrete abilities that you’ll need in the job you’re applying for, you’ll waste space on “strong ” or “excellent organizational and skills.” Interviewers will judge that for themselves. Only your qualifications and accomplishments will get you in the door.
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