Best Foot Forward - Week 2: Writing an Impactful Resume

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Treasa Fitzgibbon and Nicole Meyer co-hosted a 6-week Career Navigation Series in the Fall of 2020. Series attendees identified their strengths, wrote an impactful resume, and learned how to interview. Treasa and Nicole also gave advice for optimizing performance in any position including how to position yourself for promotion, how to advance women in the workplace, and moving into taking action to fully control their careers.

For the second week of the series, Nicole and Treasa explained how to use the previous week’s skills assessment to write an impactful resume.

Ultimately, your resume should show a hiring manager that you are capable and qualified for the role you are applying for. The most common mistake individuals make on their resumes is just regurgitating their job description. While it is helpful for a hiring manager to know that you’ve had similar responsibilities in another role, and documenting, with financial metrics, how successful you have been.

Just listing those responsibilities does not give hiring managers any indication of your level of success. Hiring managers are hungry for metrics. What separates a good candidate from one who gets the interview—and then the job—is their ability to quantify their value and contribution to their previous roles.

If a hiring manager sees examples—clear, transferable examples—of your success, they are more likely to see your potential for having the same success in the role you’ve applied for and you are more likely to be invited to interview.

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