Writing Strong Bullet Points AGENDA > Resume Basics

Writing Strong Bullet Points AGENDA > Resume Basics

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Expertise Education Certification s Profile Leadership Skills

Awards Body - 10 to 12 pt Font Headers - 12 to 14 pt Font Margins - .5 to .8 inch Reverse chronological 1 page Submit as PDF or How Recruiters Evaluate a

Resume + <30se c Recruiters Look for Expertise that connects with the job description Bullet points that describe the impact you had on the organization Information that goes beyond a task list and explains the results

The answer to the question: What value will you bring to my organization? How to Start Pick a project or work experience and write a story Answer the questions: What did I do? How did I do it? Why did I do it? What did I achieve? (include numbers & adjectives)

How to Start Write your narrative Edit & condense -highlight phrases that explain what you did and what your successes were -Start to edit your answers into short and concise phrases; -Combine and link phrases that go together -Be sure all phrases start with a verb -Add in context numbers and Using Verbs & Adjectives Always start a bullet point with a strong verb, either

present or past tense, not ending in ing Manage Create Analyze Shipped Implement

Execute Design Led Launched Solved Define Developed

Decreased Automated Increased Add adjectives to help clarify what you accomplished. Be sure not to make the statement a hyperbole Usually to convey time, ex: completed project in a timely manner ahead of schedule

Exercise Write your narrative Exchange with a partner Partners edit & condense Examples Automated image optimization, using Grunt and minified JS and CSS, which reduced page load times by up to 30% Spearheaded redesign of companys mobile app, which increased downloads by 28% in less than 6

months Improved data mining processes, resulting in a 20% decrease in time needed to infer insights from customer data used to develop marketing Questions?

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