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!

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