The tendency when it comes to writing your resume is to try to make what you do, or have done, in your career sound much more important than it really is.
Now, don't misunderstand what that means, exactly. That isn't suggesting that you shouldn't be proud of raising your sales 12% in the fourth quarter of a down year or that you took a modest budget of $5,000 and turned it into $25,000 in revenue in less time than previous years.
Those tangible statistics show that you're a "driver" within your company, the proverbial "mover and shaker" in the group. In other words, you get results.
And that, ultimately, is what a company, more specifically human resources manager or hiring boss, wants to see when they gander at your resume. What tends to show a lack of personal touch and ingenuity as it relates to your resume is the tendency to downplay failures, blame co workers or use tired words and phrases to describe what you're either doing currently or have done in the past.
Words like "oversee," "coordinate" and "managed" are generic, not necessarily bad, but need some sort of specificity or clarification as to how you did those things and what the end results were.
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