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THE “PROVE-IT” APPROACH

What I have found to be missing on most resumes are examples that prove that the skills listed have actually been performed. A Google search and some cutting and pasting and you can have a resume that looks fairly impressive. Now think of an incident in your life during which certain traits were exhibited. Be specific by answering when did this occur, what took place, how you dealt with the situation, and use numbers if possible to specify results. Examples include increased contacts with customers or decreased certain expenses. Then link it back to the desired job.

EXAMPLE:

Acronym IQ = QC

My attachments to acronyms all started when I was born. I was named after my Dad so our course I was JR. As I grew up everyone always asked me what I wanted to do for a living. My standard reply was to go to University and get a BA although I didn’t know what this really meant. I went to UWO which is now WU (Western) and then moved to KW.

My life has been full of acronyms long before texting, tweeting and messaging made it common. I fear that Orwell’s 1984 is upon us and there is even an acronym IQ infographics.

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