Employers are interested in your results - not your responsibilites. Make sure you demonstrate how your skills have led to specific results to show transferable value to employers.
Duties and responsibilities vs. Results
|Duties and Responsibilities||Results|
|Was responsible for sales in UT and ID||
Increased sales in UT and ID by 57% in three months, despite a reduction in sales force
|Saved money on corporate benefits||
Researched long-term disability insurance and found a package that would save the company $7,000 annually
3 Steps to Writing Strong Bullet Points
- Start with a strong, specific verb that speaks to the strength or skill you want to highlight.
- Provide specifics so the employer can visualize the setting – include answers to who, what, how many.
- The most important piece is to show how what you did had an impact – focus on the result and share how it was positive for the organization or individuals you worked with. Quantify your results when possible.
|Designed and implemented||a training program for sales staff of 35||
which clarified procedures and increased competency
|Organized||numerous social, educational and service projects||
aimed at providing opportunities for psychology students to become acquainted with their field
|Planned and implemented||
five programs per semester to assist transfer students
learn about university resources
Writing Strong Bullet Points Worksheet
If you're stuck, use our worksheet to brainstorm ideas.