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Tandem Powered offers a full suite of Professional Resume Writing, Career Development, and HR / Business Consulting services.

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Tandem Powered's blog is dedicated to empowering readers by highlighting best practices in the arena of resume writing, career development, and organizational effectiveness, as well as by providing readers with an insider's view of the corporate hiring process.

How to Build an Achievement Focused Resume

Kent Nolen

Q: In your "Power of a Great Resume" post you talk about how a well done resume encourages you to look at your jobs in terms of achievements. That's my whole problem. I can't seem to look at what I've done in terms of anything but run of the mill tasks. Help!

A: Oftentimes, we have an easier time speaking to co-workers' successes than we do our own. I think it has something to do with how we're wired and it's a big part of the reason why I do the work that I do.

No matter your profession, it's crucial that your resume go beyond responsibilities. Let me direct you to a post where I get into the importance of achievements, preferably quantifiable. Once that post has you all motivated, you can have a look at this post that gives you an idea for tracking achievements.

If you think you might need my help, you'll be happy to know that my process (questionnaire, survey, etc.) gets you to start thinking in terms of not only your achievements but also your natural strengths. After all, ultimate career satisfaction comes when you are doing what you have a natural talent for. Several clients have even reported back that Tandem's process, which is about a lot more than a new resume, helped them to perform more successfully in interviews. It inspired them to see themselves in the most favorable light.

Tandem is all about you at your best. Send off an e-mail if you need help getting there.