I recently reviewed the resumes of a few people who had been let go from their jobs. Their resumes were beautifully formatted and carefully proofread—an excellent job all around. But every resume suffered the same fault: a lack of detail.
One person mentioned supervising a team, but never said how many people were on her team, what their positions were and what the team accomplished. Another mentioned serving the company’s corporate clients, but never named the clients or described the skills, tasks and achievements that went into “serving” them. A third listed the locations of construction projects he worked on but did not indicate how large the projects were or even what was being constructed (single or multi-family homes, office buildings, shopping centers?).
The more detail you give about the work you have performed, the more your resume will stand out from the competition. Just as important, each detailed description gives you an opportunity to use the key words that the hiring manager or recruiter may be looking for.
If you are having difficulty adding detail to your resume, please contact me today.