Today’s Blog is written by Bob Steinman, Job Search Terminator
Still looking for decent interviews? Then go back to your rÃ©sumÃ©. The rÃ©sumÃ© gets the interviews and interviews get the jobs.
For each job you had, going back 10 to 15 years, list your accomplishments. Donâ€™t be shy about taking credit where credit is due. For example: â€œClassified customers according to purchases using new software templates.â€
Make a list of â€œaction verbs.â€ Write your accomplishments beginning each with an action verb. Using the example above, perhaps it can be rewritten as: â€œInitiated computer-driven reclassification of customer base for better management of accounts â€“ completed project error-free in half the time allotted and within budget constraints.â€
Donâ€™t believe that you have accomplished enough things to impress the reader? Think again. You didnâ€™t get paid for doing nothing. Write each accomplishment assertively as to what you did, how you did it and the end result you got. These become â€œbulletsâ€ in your rÃ©sumÃ©s, and letters. An accomplishments-driven approach to your rÃ©sumÃ© helps the prospective employer see how you can be a real asset for them.
About Bob Steinman â€“ For ten years, Steinman and his wife operated their own successful, one-on-one career development and outplacement business. He created custom campaigns for people who were unemployed, reentering job markets, re-careering, or looking to advance from stagnant jobs. Steinman has a degree in electrical engineering, and completed post graduate studies toward an MBA in Marketing. He became President of a high-tech manufacturing company at age 34 and held senior management positions in small (85 to 185 employees), technical companies over a 25-year career. He has been the recipient of many awards for outstanding volunteer work including being named to the â€œSenior Citizen Hall of Fame of the City of Cincinnatiâ€ in 2001. Steinman and his wife relocated to Louisville, KY in 2009 to be near family.
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