Friday, July 25, 2008

Job Seeker Resume Tip

Job Seeker Resume Tip: Be Precise
When writing your resume, be as precise as possible to give employers a clear picture of your skills and accomplishments. The better an employer understands what you've done, the more likely they are to consider you for the position. Choose the exact words that describe your experience and skills. For instance, look at how you've described your previous job. If you've written something like, "Responsible for ordering, responsible for dinner service, responsible for other employees," you're not being clear enough. You want the person reading your resume to get a good idea of what you can do.Take a minute to consider the daily details of your job, and write a list for yourself. Did you take inventory, keep costs low, source local products, or develop relationships with vendors? Did you plan menus, develop recipes, cook on the line, or plate foods? Did you train new cooks, schedule employees' hours, or hire staff? How many employees did you manage? Once you take stock of all you do, you'll find it easier to write a precise resume using your list. And a precise resume will make you more attractive to employers.