To Sell Yourself, Sell your wins

To Sell Yourself, Sell your wins

When people look at enough resumes, they get awfully tired of seeing the same old things. For example, the phrase “Was responsible for…” You need to sell yourself on your resume, and to do that you need to sell your wins.

We’ve all grown so used to this wording in resumes that we take it for granted that it’s the correct way to phrase past job responsibilities. But potential employers aren’t all that interested in what you were *supposed* to be doing. 

They want to know what you did.

Instead of saying, for example:

“Was responsible for overseeing a department of 25 sales people”

Try something like:

“Lead 20 sales people to their biggest growth year ever, and added 5 more reps over the course of that year”

To sell yourself, sell your wins!

In my 20 years of experience as a recruiter, I’ve rarely heard a hiring manager ask me to find someone based on what they were “responsible” for. They want someone who has proven themselves.


By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific
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