Where many, if not most people go wrong with this part is in a number of areas, none of which make for a speed read:
Based on the notion that you either want to get hired or headhunted, you have to see after my methods, that none of these work when people are reviewing applications.
So in rationale for the above points here is why:
Problem – most recruiters are strictly managed through KPI’s and so won’t spend time on candidates CV’s that are not ‘good to go’. You must have a ‘Rapid Read’ CV.
If you went shopping in a supermarket with a jumbled list, how much longer would the task take.
Absorbing paragraphs / muddled lists / repetitive first person is harder to absorb than short sentences in listed format. The system road signs is a perfect as a parallel – specifically designed for rapid recognition.
So – Here is how I will set out and describe what I did in each job in two parts:
What I should point out is that you do not need to list points like:
Why? – that’s because you have that information alongside the company description, just above this section already on your CV.
You must have more to list in your job area that the number of people you managed. Yes this is important, though it’s not really a responsibility as such. You would be better to list:
In writing sentences like these the reader has to use their imagination for the right reasons – How Did You Do That? … … … … as opposed to before, being left to wonder if you were even involved or close to any of these.
Again the importance of adding this system / approach to your Application Process on your CV ow, is that you will be one of few people answering +80% of the initial interview questions before they even know who you are!
Responsibilities – what you were asked to do in your job?
Achievements – What did you do against your list of responsibilities?
Julian Saunders (FIRP, MBIoR)
MD @ My Job Help Ltd