Does Your Resume Have Game?

Does Your Resume Have Game?

In today’s mega-competitive workplace it’s important to differentiate yourself from the competition.

Most resumes today read like a job description with very little sizzle or compelling, attention-grabbing information. Let’s cut to the chase; questions are the answer when it comes to having an excellent resume.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when putting together your resume … to make sure you and your finished product (a strong resume filled with results-oriented precision) make the starting line-up!

  1. What are your top measurable accomplishments which put you in the top 10% of your peer group? Which accomplishments make you stand out above all others? Be specific. What was the end-result?
  2. Did you make your company money? How did you impact the bottom/top line? Timelines are critical when discussing wins.
  3. Did you save your company money (savings to the bottom line and/or budget)?
  4. Did you save time or shrink a timeline?
  5. Did you mitigate risk or problem solve in a creative manner that … if not for your actions … disaster would have been the result? The above questions should allow you to showcase your top achievements and major contributions while eliminating the usual fluff which accompanies 90% of resumes these days.

Butch Hawking, Practice Leader: CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, & Controls) & Technical Operations