Candidates Services & Career Planning

Resume Tips

12 Accomplishments Employers Want To See

  1. Increased revenues
  2. Saved money
  3. Increased efficiencies
  4. Cut overhead
  5. Quota achievement
  6. Improved workplace safety
  7. Purchasing accomplishments
  8. New products/new lines
  9. Improved record keeping process
  10. Increased productivity
  11. Successful advertising campaign
  12. Effective budgeting

Your resume is your most important calling card in your job search. It should include the following information:

Cover Letter. Cover letters can be a very effective addition to your resume when well-written for a specific opening. LinkedIn and JobRack both have great information on how to write a strong cover letter.

Contact Information. Include phone, mail and email contact information. In addition, make sure your voicemail message and email address is professional. A message or email address that is too casual can create a negative impression.

Career Objective. We personally recommend that you DO NOT include an objective line in your resume. We have found that they may rule you out from a potential opportunity if it is not worded correctly.

Summary Statement. Your summary should be brief.

    1. Include your title and years of experience.
    2. List pertinent skills.
    3. List major accomplishments.
    4. Discuss your character traits or work style.

Professional Experience. List each position held in reverse chronological order, dating back at least ten years. If you held multiple positions within the same company, list them all to show advancement and growth. The body of each position description should describe your accomplishments and responsibilities.

Other Components. Include education, professional training, affiliations/appointments, licenses, technical skills and languages.

Personal Information. Do not include personal information such as marital status, religion, etc.