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Your Job Market Minute: Using the PEP Formula to Improve Your Resume

Aug 27, 2012 10:25:40 AM

One of the most important things you can do to your resume to increase the response is to add the achievements you've made in your career with specific numbers attached. But a lot of people have a hard time coming up with a good amount of achievements, much less adding numbers to them.

So to help you remember your greatest hits, ask yourself, what are you most proud of in each position you've held? (Tip: think of each position separately - it will help to generate specific memories.)

Also, use the "PEP" formula: Profitability, Efficiency, Productivity. How did you contribute to each of those? And be sure to dig out your old performance appraisals - they can be a great source of past achievement information.

A good six-figure resume has 8 to 12 achievements with numbers to back them up. A great resume has 15 to 20 - I work with my clients until we have at least that many. This ensures you have not only enough for a stellar resume, but you have enough to fill a long job interview full of compelling, impressive stories.

I want to introduce to you a half day workshop I'm holding in September. I've put it together specifically for those of you if you've wanted the techniques, strategies and "secrets" I give my executive search clients, but haven't been able afford the time or full tuition of my 10-week search program. But it's the information that will enable you to get your next job in weeks, not months! For more information, click here or visit www.weeksnotmonths.com

I wish you the very best week in your career search!

Warm Regards,
Tammy Kabell
Career Resume Consulting

Tammy Kabell

Written by Tammy Kabell