The Simple Trick to Upgrading Your Resume Bullet Points

(Via The Muse)

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Lazlo Block (a.k.a., the guy in charge of all hiring at Google), explains that the real key to making your resume’s bullet points work in your favor is to give your accomplishments context and explain exactly how you achieved them.

The key…is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’ Most people would write a resume like this: ‘Wrote editorials for The New York Times.’ Better would be to say: ‘Had 50 op-eds published compared to average of 6 by most op-ed [writers] as a result of providing deep insight into the following area for three years.’ Most people don’t put the right content on their resumes.

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