Resume Tips

Are you struggling to articulate what you have done or are doing in your career/job? Trilogy Financial Search suggests you come up with a 30-60 second commercial for you that would highlight those things that you believe are your strengths. Some of these topics may help you create a paper representation of your career. Remember that this is your “first impression”.


What experience, skills, aptitudes, or traits do you have that could be of some use to an employer?
What skills have you developed that have not been put to practice at work?
What is the level of your computer and technological experience?
Do others at work or elsewhere come to you for any particular kind of work-related advice?
What accomplishments in your professional career are you most proud of?
Have you ever published an article or report?
Do you have experience with public speaking?


How many people did you supervise, hire, or train?
Have you managed a work related budget?
To whom did you report?
Were you responsible for coordinating or leading any projects?
Have you served as a liaison between groups or key individuals?
Did you mediate between groups or individuals?
Have you served as a mentor?
Have you participated in strategic planning?
Have you participated in setting or evaluating policy?
Have you evaluated any individual or group performance?
What are your measurable or quantifiable achievements?
How did you interface with customers?
Have you designed or managed any processes, systems, or projects?

How much reduction in costs or increase in profits did you contribute to your previous employers? What did you do to accomplish this?
How did you add measurable results after you assumed responsibility?
What concrete or specific gains did you achieve?
Did you propose, suggest, or initiate any programs, changes, or improvements that were implemented at least partly because of your initiative?
Did you take on additional responsibilities beyond the regular duties of your position?

What special recognitions have you received?
Have you been promoted ahead of schedule?