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Candidate Resumes

BASICS OF AN EFFECTIVE RESUME:

  • Our clients are looking for resumes that describe significant achievements. 
  • Don't waste space explaining your job responsibilities. Instead, jump to your achievements quickly. Use bullet points to outline accomplishments and outcomes
  • Include sales increases, shrink results, successful promotions, people you recruited/promoted.
  • Metrics stand out.
  • Be clear and concise: avoid phrases and acronyms that are unique to your company. Don't try to impress people with wordy sentences; use your accomplishments to impress.
  • Check all dates and make sure they are in order. Include month and year.
  • Demonstrate that your career is going in a positive direction (e.g. show that you went from Store Manager to General Manager to District Manager, to Regional Manager). Account for all time between jobs.
  • Sell yourself. Be bold. Be confident. Use active verbs: (increased, reduced, created, executed, and designed).

Quantifiable Accomplishments - Ones Employers Want To See

  • Increased sales
  • Saved money
  • Effective budgeting
  • Purchasing accomplishments
  • New products/new lines
  • Successful advertising campaign
  • Increased productivity
  • Cut overhead

Professional experience: 

  • List each position held, in reverse chronological order. If you held multiple positions within the same company, list them all to show advancement and growth.
  • Each position description should describe your responsibilities and accomplishments. Explain any gaps in your history.
  • Include education, professional training, affiliations/appointments, licenses, technical skills, languages and community involvement.