Rick Gillis is an author/speaker/radio and TV host—all with an emphasis on employment and job search. Rick says that job search is no longer about selection. It’s about preventing elimination! Read more...
What follows the lead in my resume format is a short list (4 points or so) of some of your finest professional accomplishments. Why? I want you to present previous achievements in such a manner as to create a need from the recruiter’s point of view to contact you. Remember that the sole purpose of a resume is not to land a job, but to create a dialogue, or a meet-and-greet if you will.
I want you to tell your potential future employer how you "enhanced business processes increasing revenue by 3% while reducing overall turnover 16%." Or how you "created a filing system that reduced the time staff spent seeking files by 50%, thereby creating a more efficient workplace."
Besides tooting your own horn, you create a question in the hiring manager’s mind: How did she do that? The question behind the question however is: Can she do that for me?!