Monday, October 29, 2012
Emphasize outcomes in your res
I always tell people to tell would-be employers how they made or saved money for the previous employer.
Chana R. Schoenberger, WSJ, Oct 29, 2012, says this is becoming more of a trend in resumes.
She breaks it down on paper as SKILL/OUTCOME.
Example: SKILL: Decade of experience running a global manufacturing organization. OUTCOME: Runs factories, deals with suppliers and customers, bringing the highest levels of benchmarking and best practices.
To that I would add--New supply chain techniques saved $50 million a year or some more specific outcome.
I also recommend using “action” verbs—supervise, hire, pivot from one objective to another, manage, decide, created, ran, increased.
Make it zippy—irresistable!