When you are writing about your achievements and skills—about the value you brought to former employers—make sure you include information about how you accomplished what you accomplished.
Consider these two statements for a sales resume:
(a) Increased sales 7%.
(b) Increased sales 7% by introducing new synthetic paper product through partnership with a new supplier.
Or consider these two statements for a social worker resume:
(a) Supervise 4 family advocates and 20 foster parents.
(b) Supervise 4 family advocates and 20 foster parents by providing mentoring, leadership and guidance to improve productivity and create a high performance team.
In each case, statement (b) describes how the achievement or skill was brought into play. The “how” also shows off your soft skills, such as the ability to partner or mentor, and turns a common job responsibility into a special value.
At Robin’s Resumes®, we emphasize the “how” in resumes and help you stand out in the job market.