How to Make Your Resume Bullets Jump

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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