Modify Resume Job/Work Descriptions to Focus on Specific Accomplishments and Impact

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Continuing the resume-polishing tips begun the other day: Resume Polishing Tip #3: Modify Job/Work Descriptions to Focus on Specific Accomplishments and Impact
One of the most obvious — and important — fixes for many resumes is adjusting and rewriting work experiences from passive job descriptions to active portrayals of your experiences that focus on accomplishments and positive impacts. Explain the work you completed in each relevant job in short bullet points that clearly demonstrate your impact on each job — and with each employer or organization. Current and recent jobs should have more bullet points than older jobs. Remember to include relevant accomplishments from non-work experiences. For more information on accomplishments and how to use them on resumes, read For Job-Hunting Success: Track and Leverage Your Accomplishments, and/or use our Accomplishments Worksheet.

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