One of the simplest, but most effective methods for resume writing is one favoured by one of the world’s largest and most renowned companies, Google. In fact, Google recruiters say that without employing this method, your resume is almost guaranteed to go into the ‘reject’ pile. It’s the ‘XYZ’ formula, and it’s a formula you can start using in your own resume.
Including relevant key achievements in your resume is what will set you apart from the competition. Actions speak louder than words, and explaining what you achieved in previous roles will demonstrate to the recruiter just what you are capable of. Clients often struggle with this part of resume writing, though.
Here’s a list of 50 questions to ask yourself if you’re struggling to identify your own key achievements.
We hear regularly from people wanting to apply for a particular role, but they don’t quite meet all the requirements listed in the job ad. Sometimes they’re targeting a role a few steps up within the industry they’re experienced in. Other times, they’re making a career change.
We work with many clients who are new to the job market, including recent high school graduates and university students. We are often asked “what can I put on my resume when I have no experience?”.
The good news is, there’s lots you can do to stand out with a strong entry-level resume.
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