Today’s Pet Peeve

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Today’s Pet Peeve

Today I had the opportunity to give resume evaluations and  advice to job seekers. I volunteer twice per month and if I had a penny every time I saw the phrase “responsible to…”, I would be sitting on a huge pile of change! I’d be rich. If you have this phrase on your resume, take it off. Here’s why:

The phrase “responsible to” doesn’t actually say what you did. It only says what you were supposed to do.

As a hiring manager, I want to know what value you deliver. I don’t care about your previous job duties – I want to know what’s in it for me!

Please tell me what you accomplished at your previous job. Did you increase sales? Did you improve an inefficient process? Did you win people to your cause? What impact did you have? What is your specific value and why should an employer hire YOU?

Thanks for reading..rant over…

By | 2016-02-06T20:36:49-07:00 March 11th, 2013|Resume Writing|Comments Off on Today’s Pet Peeve

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I'm a professional resume writer, recruiter, and job search guru who works with clients from every walk of life - CEO to software engineer, advertising executive, teacher, mechanic, doctor or even mortician (true story). My specialty is crafting individualized documents, telling my clients' stories - and making them shine.