Somewhere in the midst of discussions about things like “tailoring your resume to the position,” one of the best pieces of resume advice gets lost: Your resume needs to be accomplishment-oriented. Many resumes that I see do precisely the opposite. They offer bullets like:
- Contributed to design documents on ________ feature and helped coordinate international expansion.
- Implemented various features for new Office layout tool.
I want to know what you accomplished. I don’t really care much about your team’s accomplishments. And, in many cases, I already know what your responsibilities were because I know your job title. If you were a developer, you probably wrote some code, did a little testing and maybe helped out with a few design docs.
How does a good resume read? Here are the first words of each bullet from a strong programmer resume I saw recently: ...
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