Include the results of your work in each description of your experiences. This tells a prospective employer not just what you have done, but why it mattered. Be specific and highlight the strengths, skills, values, and knowledge that will be most relevant to this particular employer who is hiring for this specific job.
Verb + Task + Result
- Composed and published effective magazine advertising copy, press releases and letters as part of a successful fundraising campaign that generated $10,000.
- Researched timely issues, keeping in mind local interests and our target audience in order to increase readership of a weekly newsletter and quarterly magazine.
You can also invert the formula to more strongly emphasize the result and de-emphasize the details of the task itself.
- Create a welcoming environment for customers by thoroughly & efficiently cleaning equipment at the end of each shift, encouraging them to return.
Tip: There may be multiple results you can think of for a single task! You can choose which result to highlight depending on what you think will be most relevant to your employer.
Tip: Use the following questions to help you craft more descriptive statements:
- What was the purpose of specific duties?
- What made you stand out?
- How did you make a contribution? Did you contribute to client or customer satisfaction or any other end results in the bigger picture of the company and its goals or values?