Resume Writing – Should I list all of my job duties on a resume?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Resume expert Louise Kursmark discusses how to list job duties on your resume.

    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.

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