4 Quick and Easy Resume Hacks for 2015

January 13, 2015

Career Advice

13903383190_46eccf2592_kIt’s a new year and it’s time to brush up that resume. Whether you last sent it out in 2014 or years ago, there’s always room for improvement. Here are four quick tips that will make your resume shine in 2015.

1. Don’t list your daily duties.
For each position, don’t list what you did — list what you did great. That means talking about the particular skills you exceeded at and the achievements that followed.

2. Sprinkle numbers throughout.
From the size of your team, the dollar amount of your budget, to the number of stories you wrote, throw around concrete numbers whenever you can.

3. Don’t assume.
If needed, save a bullet point for putting your job into context — what does the company do, what was the department like, and what was your goal or mission?

4. Be picky.
Only list relevant positions with applicable experience. Short and sweet can be strong — get rid of that experience that doesn’t build upon why you’re the best person to hire for this position.

Image via Flazingo Photos.  


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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