Share this article:
Bookmark and Share

How to Create a Job Resume that SPARKLES

Written By Jimmy Sweeney Author of the brand new, Amazing Resume Creator

Isn't a resume just a list of previous employers and dates and a description of job skills? Yes and no. It should include this vital information but it should be presented in a clear and concise manner that causes the hiring manager to sit up and take notice. How you state the facts and the words you choose to do so can make the difference between getting the job and getting passed over.

Keep in mind that hiring managers receive thousands of resumes each month. Their responsibility is to locate the nugget in this slush pile of fool's gold. Will your resume sparkle enough to catch their eye or will it move through their hands with barely a flicker? It's up to you.

Va-va-voom Verbs!

Action words tell your employment story, so get your resume moving with verbs. Which of the two following examples would you pick if you were a hiring manager?

Example #1:

I have been working over the last decade training employees in the sales management department to be more effective when communicating sales techniques to the team, which has led to fewer employees leaving the company, and greater financial benefits to the firm.

Example #2:

Sales Trainer:

Notice the verbs. They communicate actions taken and results produced. A resume that sparkles like this will lead to a call and a job interview.

- Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new "Secret Career Document" job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets." Visit our friends at Job Interview "Secret" and discover Jimmy Sweeney's breakthrough strategy that will have you standing out from the competition like a Harvard graduate at a local job fair . . . DURING your next job interview. Visit our friends at Amazing Resume Creator for your "instant" resume today. In just 10 minutes flat you will have an amazing resume guaranteed to land you more hot job interviews next week.