Google+ How to put strengths on your resume

Which sides of the character to specify

  • First, start with the requirements of the job. Different positions value different qualities. Accounting requires patience and assiduity, management - activity and leadership skills, the work of the driver - sobriety. And so on.
  • Secondly, be honest with yourself. If you are calm and reasonable, do not write about leadership qualities. If you are creative and find it difficult to work under strict deadlines, don't write about discipline and punctuality.

Most common resume mistakes

I put together resumes for people at different job levels and before I work I ask them to send in their current resume. Almost everyone I see has an office superman list.

  • Responsibility.
  • Commitment.
  • Stress resistance.
  • Discipline.
  • Work for results.
  • Ability to learn.
  • Purposefulness.
  • Communicability.
  • And so on.

Fixing the mistake

So lets fix resume. To avoid being like everyone else, learn to stand out from the crowd. There are two great ways to list your strengths on your resume.

The first option is to remove all of these qualities from your resume. This is very easy.

Second option. Pick one (maximum two!) of your character traits and write a sentence about each of them. In detail and specifically.

Think about what your strongest quality is and what you will especially need in your future job. Find that character trait and describe it in delicious detail. This will work much better than a trivial list of meaningless words.

If you competently show your character strengths on your resume, your chances of getting an interview will increase.