Job hunters always search for a secret to find a job. Well, I’m going to give you a secret of successful job hunters: (A) Make a list of your measurable achievements or accomplishments – and then (B) plaster them in the most important spot on your resume.
Specifically, a job hunter’s resume stands out when it starts with a listing of 4-6 measurable achievements. Put your list of achievements directly below your name, address, and other contact information.
Important: Job hunter’s accomplishments stick out when they are measurable, quantified and verifiable achievements. Here are types of achievements you should put at the top of your resume to propel your job search.
1. Awards You Won
Companies love hiring job hunters who are winners. For example, one job hunter I coached included the achievement that he won “Perfect Attendance Award” in high school. Don’t laugh. Although he was applying for a job as a recent college graduate, he nevertheless listed his high school award. Why? Companies crave employees who show up every day. As such, that seemingly funny achievement helped him land a great job. BTW: He has worked at same company for 6 years, earned promotions, and has a great career path there. And he has a perfect attendance record at his job.
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