Resume Writer and Career Consultant, Best Impression Career Services, Inc.
Louise Kursmark, MRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCM One of the leading resume-writing experts in the United States, Louise is an authority on a wide range of career and employment issues. She has written 18 books about resume writing, interviewing, and job search and has been featured and quoted in countless online, print, and broadcast publications. Her passion is helping people “tell their story” in a way that is compelling, memorable, and relevant. As founder and president of Best Impression Career Services, Inc., Louise works directly with senior executives in career transition. She is also a founding board member of the Career Management Alliance, was the first person worldwide to earn the prestigious “Master Resume Writer” credential, and is a 6-time winner of "best resume" awards from two different professional associations.
Resume Writing - Should I list all of my job duties on a resume?
Resume expert Louise Kursmark discusses how to list job duties on your resume.
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Host: Should I list all of my job duties on a resume or do employers need to know everything I did on the job?
Louise Kursmark: They do need to know that but if you think about it, a lot of job titles convey information. If you say that your job is a Sales Representative on your resume, they are going to know that you are prospecting for new business, that you are managing a territory perhaps that you are using persuasive selling skills that you are following up a customer. So, you don't need to necessarily, list all of those in your resume's job description. Instead, why not use those same terms when you talk about an accomplishment. Prospected and closed so many new customers in a certain period of time is much more powerful than saying, I was responsible for prospecting and closing customer. So, use the opportunity to describe accomplishments using those terms and keep that pretty boring job description information to a minimum when writing a resume.