Don't Focus on Job Duties/Responsibilities


Focusing on job duties is one of the classic job-seeker mistakes. Don’t focus on your duties — focus on your accomplishments! Accomplishments are so much more meaningful to prospective employers than run-of-the-mill litanies of job duties or responsibilities. Spend some time brainstorming about your skills and accomplishments — in all your jobs and education — with an eye toward the type of job you want next. Eliminate any skills that you no longer want to perform; otherwise, you will be stuck in another job doing things you no longer enjoy. Once you have compiled this list of accomplishments and skills, it’s time to work on your resume. One article in particular that you should find useful is Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Resume.