Power-Pack Your Resume

Kathy KritikosBy: Kathy Kritikos
Founder, Best Impression Resumes &
Career Power Workshops

Today’s business climate calls for more than a resume composed of a list of duties performed for past employers. The savvy candidate who gets that call for the interview is likely to be the one whose resume leans more towards a marketing piece than a career autobiography. The difference comes to light when we listen to the contemporary hiring professional who says, “Don’t tell me, show me”.

Verifiable accomplishments included in your resume are the magical component guaranteed to catch the eye of hiring professionals. Take a walk down memory lane. You will discover that on every job you can recall at least one time when you exceeded even your own expectations. Perhaps you re-vamped a system eliminating unnecessary steps that saved revenue for your company. Or maybe your department showed a decrease in turnover following your move to the position of hiring and training new employees.

We all have these “home run” experiences in the work place but the problem is we tend to forget about them. When the excitement of the victory wears off they get filed away in our mental archives. The time for you to search those archives is now when you are putting together a resume. These specific achievements are the best way to showcase your unique abilities which will cause you to stand out from the crowd.

Below is a list of examples to help you bring these past winning events into the present focus of hiring professionals who may be searching for someone just like you.

Increased Revenue: Increased collections 25% in first six months by collecting $10,000.00 from delinquent accounts payable.

Saved Revenue: Reduced purchasing costs 18% through effective vendor negotiations.

Saved Time: Created new system that decreased production time 15% and improved delivery time to customers.

Solved a Problem: Increased production 10% in Order Entry Department by training staff to prevent computer slowdown by running a 10-minute cleanup software weekly.

Other Examples Are: Starter Phrases:
Expanded Business Recognized for…Appointed to…
Attracted New Customers Turned Around…Named “Employee of the Month” for…
Retained Customers Collaborated with management to…Replaced antiquated system with…
Increased Competitive Edge Implemented cost saving program that…Contributed to…
Made Work Easier Department performance led to…Received award for…
Increased Safety Selected to represent company at…Appointed to…
Improved Employee Retention Developed new procedure that…

Kathy Kritikos, has been presenting clients with “Stand Out” resumes since 2005 from her office in Santa Cruz County. Clients often comment on her ability to quickly turn a dreaded project into an inspiring one as a result of having partnered with a professional. Kathy can be reached via her Web Site mybestimpressionresumes.com or by email or phone. Email: bestimpression05@yahoo.com / Phone: 800-428-8065