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Posted by Dan Rodriguez, CEO and Managing Director, Veredus, a Hays company, on Friday, Nov 25, 2016
On your resume – and in any discussion with a hiring manager for that matter – it is your achievements and results that really count. In other words, we want proof that you did your previous jobs well. After all, anyone can say they are innovative, but not everyone can say they designed and delivered a new online sales booking system that increased sales by 15 per cent in the first six months.
Use action verbs
One of the simplest and most helpful ways to ensure you add and quantify accomplishments in the career history section of your CV is to use action verbs. Verbs force you to include your results and achievements. It really is a simple trick that ensures you prove your strengths, rather than simply list them one by one.
Here are some examples of what I mean:
Remember, these verbs are your prompt to provide an explicit example of a success you’ve had. It is this proof that will help your CV stand out and show you have the potential to succeed in a new role.
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