Information on the right résumé

Applicants always forget this important information in their résumé


A detailed résumé usually decides whether an applicant is invited for an interview or not. Therefore, according to experts, the document should be no longer than two pages. This means that many job seekers therefore get rid of information that they do not consider very relevant. But this can also backfire. Especially those who have held many jobs in their working lives look for ways to save space. It is particularly annoying for recruiters when an applicant lists job titles and previous employers, but not the associated tasks.


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Corporate recruiters have read many résumés in their professional life. Job titles are fine, but they want to understand what project you worked on, the scope of the projects, and what you did to successfully complete your tasks. That's why it's important to be specific about what tasks are hidden behind the job title. Job seekers should describe the projects and indicate what they contributed in order to be successful. Or even what goals one has personally achieved. For example, someone who worked in a management position could elaborate on how sales have changed without releasing overly sensitive data. One possible sentence might read: "As a business strategist, I helped reposition the HOGO GmbH brand and change the business model. The introduction of commissions has increased sales by 150 percent within a year." Sentences like these paint a clear picture of the applicant and their duties at the time. In addition, this kind of information makes for good conversation topics during the job interview. Applicants often do not take enough time to reflect on the significance of the work they have done. A HR manager cares much more about the impact of your work in an application than just your job title! Applicants should take this to heart.