From time to time, I volunteer at job expos to provide helpful feedback to job seekers about their resumes.
At a recent job fair, I spoke to one job seeker who was skeptical about including anything in his resume that sounded like he was ‘marketing/selling’ himself. Over several minutes I tried (with no success by the way) to explain that a resume is more than just a listing of employers. It is a job seeker’s ‘sales tool’ that concisely highlights the value he/she can bring to any organization.
With that said, the one key thing that is often left out of a resume is the job seeker’s accomplishments. Everyone always includes the activities they perform. What really demonstrates your value to a hiring manager are your accomplishments. If you were able to achieve results in one organization in the past, you will do it again. Hence ‘past performance is the best predictor of future performance.’
Be sure your accomplishments/achievements are included in your resume