Bring Your Resume Job Descriptions to Life: Be Interesting, Compelling and Memorable



Bringing job descriptions to life on your resume can be challenging. This article will take the mystery out of the process and give you some strategies and writing plans to guide you as you write those all-important job descriptions. You'll learn about achievement statements that will set you apart from other job seekers and resume formats that best suit your career. 

First, let's look at the most important tips to remember when writing job descriptions, no matter the format you use to present your resume: 

  • Write job descriptions that are interesting, compelling and memorable. Consider that many HR professionals have similar responsibilities in recruitment, staffing, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and more. Standard information is important, but it will not help you stand out. Ask yourself what's most interesting about each of your jobs (e.g., a company starting up or a turnaround, issues within the HR organization, a new leadership team). Try to find something to instantly engage readers so they will remember you. 

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