Oct 17, 2018 - 02:43 PM
Creating a strong resume without seeming like your bragging might seem like a challenge. However, a resume is designed to showcase your talents and set you apart from the competition. What you are referring to as “bragging” is actually “marketing” a product, and that product is You! If you don’t showcase your talents, someone else will be happy to step in and showcase what they have to offer.
This could mean the difference between getting an interview for a job and being bypassed completely. While you might think sharing information about your success constitutes bragging, what you are really doing is sharing with the hiring manager how your work experiences and successes support your abilities to contribute to a company’s goals. If you have strong, quantifiable examples of positive work experiences – YES, include them in your resume! You’ll have a competitive advantage if you have a resume that displays a strong skillset and impressive accomplishments.
If you have experiences that fall outside of the content that makes up your Work Experience section (for example, volunteer work experiences), consider including if they’ll make you stand out even more for consideration of a particular job. The examples of your work are essential to ensuring you not only highlight your excellent work but also share with the reader the story of your career.
Aug 16, 2018 - 08:53 PM
One way you can brag is to let the number do the talking for you. You would not want to say anything along the lines of how you were the best at a certain task. However, if you apply for a copywriter position, then you could say how your blog posts frequently attained over 100,000 views. It is tough to argue with facts in this instance. Awards would also play into this.
There are plenty of other ways you can quantify previous positions you have held. You can talk about how many clients you supported, the size of the company budget you oversaw, and how your job’s responsibilities grew over the years.