5 Ways Your Resume Bullet Points Get You Hired

Putting Interests Like "Alligator Wrestling" Helps You Stand Out & Land Job Interviews

3. Include Awards

Are there certain awards in your industry for which you are eligible? While some are certainly highly competitive, you’d be surprised how often you can outwork your opponents. Sometimes only a handful of applicants try for an award, giving you a 1-in-4 chance of winning right off the bat. 

Within your company, if the race for top salesperson is pretty even, but you were the one who specified it as one of your key goals for the year when you sat down with your boss in January, maybe that is enough to sway them. Suddenly with a little extra work, you have "2012 Salesperson of the Year" on your resume for as long as you want.