Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Prioritize Statements on Resume

Some people think that on your resume, you should save your best for last. I don't agree. Within each section of your resume, list your most impressive and relevant achievement first, your second most relevant second, and so forth. Here's why: if an employer is interrupted while reading your resume, he may miss the last bullet point in a particular section. If you've saved your best qualification for last, then it may never get read.

I liked this concept from Resume Writing Tips: "Remember that a strong statement which uses power words and quantifies will affect every statement under it." That's another good reason to lead with your best achievement.

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