MAKE A STRONG BULLET POINT

Now it’s time to incorporate those TASKS and TRANSFERABLE SKILLS you gained into strong bullet points for your resume by implementing the following formula:

POWER VERB + TASK +

PURPOSE (why did you do the task?),

METHOD (how did you go about doing the task?), or

RESULT (what happened because you did it?)

HINT:  You can include a combination of two of these add on items (for example: purpose and method) in a bullet point. You can even include all three (purpose, method and result) if you are able to! 

For a comprehensive list of power verbs check out the CCO Handbook

HOW CAN THIS FORMULA BE IMPLEMENTED?

PURPOSE

  • Observed and analyzed students’ behavior in order to guide successful classroom instruction
  • Performed gear mapping for transmissions to optimize shift patters, fuel economy and available power 
  • Collaborated with Purdue faculty to increase cultural self-education amongst minority students

METHOD

  • Ensured customer satisfaction by listening to orders and delivering product that fulfilled customer specifications
  • Collected quantitative infrared imaging using a high speed infrared camera

RESULT

  • Developed new ideas for Exelon’s eFin website which increased traffic flow by 20%
  • Performed internal audits on 159 underwriting cases in 3 weeks improving efficiency according to the Audit Board
  • Designed and implemented latches for condensation vents to reduce water leakage creating a safer work environment