Don't Focus Your Resume On Your Responsibilities

An excerpt from reCareered's 4/9/12 newsletter that discusses why employers don't focus on your responsibilities ...

We were taught how to write a resume that focused on our responsibilities.

This is traditional job search 101.

This made sense for a long time, from WWII until 2007, when there were candidate and skills shortages. When there were skills shortage, it made sense to focus on your skills.

However, when a shortage of skills turned into a shortage of jobs in 2007, focusing your resume on your responsibilities stopped working.

Here's what hiring managers are looking for today, instead of responsibilities:

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