Resume Makeovers

IT resume makeover: Avoid a list of job descriptions

When writing your resume, make sure you sell yourself, rather than present a long list of job responsibilities. Read how career expert Andrew Ysasi helped this month’s resume makeover candidate overcome the job description issue.

Your resume is how you sell yourself to a hiring manager or a recruiter, which means you want to avoid a long list of job descriptions. That's the mistake resume writer Andrew Ysasi, president of Admovio and executive director of Kent Record Management, says that Kristine Spence made in her original resume. She focused on highlighting her work experience, but neglected to demonstrate the impact she had on the bottom line of her former companies and the impressive trajectory of her career from manager to senior director of digital marketing.

Spence wanted to look for a job outside the hospitality industry, but Ysasi said her resume emphasized only her experience working in that field. "Andrew found that my summary did not describe where I am at this point in my career and what I have accomplished. It didn't open pathways that could lead me to opportunities outside of the hospitality industry," Spence says.

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