You want your resume reader to see the key words that really paint a picture of you. If it’s a verb, fine; but it doesn’t have to be. You must therefore ask yourself is, “If there is ONE word in this item that I want my reader to see FIRST, what is that word?” That’s the word that should begin the item. You then find a way to write the rest of the item, starting with that key word. And, yes, it might be a verb, but it doesn’t have to be – it could be a noun, or a name, or even a number. The first word may not always be what you think, and selecting the best first word depends on what one wants to emphasize.
Please help me kill it, for everyone’s sake. Dedicated team player with strong work ethic and great organizing skills seeking to utilize training and competencies to leverage value toward company goals in a growth-oriented, goal-driven environment. – Generic résumé Objective
As a career counselor, I can’t tell you how many tens of thousands of cover letters I’ve read, reviewed, and edited in over 30 years in the field. There’s certainly a lot of good advice out there on how to
This week’s guest author is Dr. Sander Marcus, Career Development Consultant and a new addition to the Illinois Tech Career Services lineup. Dr. Marcus brings to our team over forty years of experience as a clinical psychologist and obtained certification