Western Technical College, La Crosse Tribune, Veteran’s Services, WI Department of Workforce Development, WI Job Service, and Workforce Connection, Inc. are sponsor’s for the Career Fair taking place in The Lunda Center at Western Technical College TODAY from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a Free Event.
If you are job seeking bring your resume and visit over 50 employers in the La Crosse, WI area. Remember to dress appropriately (one step above the normal daily dress for your profession). Further information can be found on our event page at: http://www.westerntc.edu/careerservices/events.aspx
Free Career Fair Seminars offered as well as resume critiques.
When I speak to students in our classrooms here at Western Technical College, I always do my best to describe what employers are looking for. Employers who review resumes do not want to simply see a list of duties in your work experience section. They want to see accomplishments. We call them “accomplishment” or “prove it statements.” To the extent possible when you are coming up with your bullet points on your resume; those statements that describe your skills and abilities, you are going to want to form the words to describe your accomplishments or statements that prove your abilities. We generally use examples. For instance:
“Wrote office manual for temporary employees and new staff members”
That particular bullet point describes an accomplishment. The individual that wrote that statement describes quite an accomplishment. That office manual no doubt went through several revisions and various staff provided input. It had to be edited and finalized before it went to print.
The statement also reads as a “prove it” statement. Solid proof that the individual has good written communication skills.
Trista Winnie in the following article provides good insight into the 12 ways you can write an accomplishment statement. Further ideas on the wide variety of ways that you can describe your accomplishments on your resume.