Thursday, October 26, 2006

Boring Job Duties on Your Resume

A prospective employer wants to know three things about you:

• Do you have experience?
• Are you good at what you do?
• Do you like this kind of work?

Here’s a simple way to say “yes” to all of these questions: Instead of putting boring job duties on your resume, write about achievements. Achievements are the best way to say, “Hey, I’ve got the experience, I’m good at what I do, and I like doing it!”

In The Webtender, Adam gives a colleague some advice on how to come up with good achievement statements for a bartender’s resume. Even if you’re not a bartender, Adam’s points are worth reading.

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