Knobull Helps Job Seekers Overcome Resume Pitfalls

By: Knobull
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Feb. 15, 2024 - PRLog -- Knobull Helps Job Seekers Overcome Resume Pitfalls

A learning and career consulting leader says there's one mistake that he keeps seeing both junior and senior employees making in their résumés: writing vague statements.

Lynn Bentley — a former P&G and Pfizer recruiter and now President of Knobull — compared these statements to what he'd imagine hearing at a political rally.

It's a simple response describing what you do in your role without highlighting your accomplishments, he said — using: "I had gripe meetings with employees," as an example.

He also says those types of answers make a résumé look "like a glorified job description," adding that it's not just junior employees but C-suite execs who are also guilty of this.

Instead, he suggests quantifying your accomplishments, so you have numbers to back up how you helped a company move forward.

The "more measurable accomplishments and analytics you can add to your résumé, the more impressive."

Recruiters often deal with tens of thousands of applicants, so a results-based résumé is more effective as the reviewers quickly get a sense of how much value you added to a role.

Eugene Hayden, who has worked at companies like Google, KPMG, and the Boston Consulting Group, has helped hundreds in his network who were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Knobull's service JobStars has helped thousands of job seekers.

The most common mistake they have found in the résumés reviewed was a lack of quantifiable achievements, with 86% of résumés having this issue.

"Hiring managers and recruiters are looking for people who perfectly fit the role and are able to achieve goals and evaluate their personal impact.

The best résumé is the one that shows how you are perfectly qualified for the job to which you are applying," Bentley concluded.
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