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By Robin Kessler and Linda A. Strasburg

Do you need the most important to the easiest jobs with the easiest employers? it is time to play offense rather than protection. Competency-Based Resumes indicates state-of-the-art activity applicants a brand new, extra distinctive method to write resumes to get them again at the related taking part in box with the simplest employers and enhance their odds of successful the task they wish. The approach an company makes use of while filling jobs has replaced considerably some time past few years, and it's nonetheless evolving. instead of easily taking a look at an applicant's earlier jobs, businesses are as a substitute taking a look at candidate's reports in convinced key areas-including measurable paintings behavior and the non-public talents, often called knowledge, used to accomplish goals at paintings. Competency-Based Resumes provides you with a brand new and powerful option to create resumes that emphasizes the data, abilities, and skills that you've got and employers want. Many subtle U.S. and overseas companies are utilizing competency-based structures to recruit, interview, decide on, and advertise. organizations similar to American show, Coca-Cola, Sears, and MetLife are all searching for particular potential.

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Acting Decisively: Made frequent decisions on product changes without initial senior management approval to remain on timelines. Provided communications to ensure ultimate concurrence from senior management. Relationships Collaborating and Influencing Others: Established new relationship within Amex across function and departments. Designed a process for Supplier Relations Group to receive information directly for contract negotiations. Built new relationship with regional groups and now attend monthly field presentations to keep teams apprised of changes in the markets.

1. Identify competencies for the position. 2. Think about what you have done that demonstrates expertise or experience with each of the competencies. 3. Develop accomplishment statements for as many of the competencies as you can. 4. Write the summary section so it emphasizes your experience and strengths related to the key competencies for the position. Include relevant information and personalize the section if there’s enough space. 5. Determine which competency-based resume format— chronological, functional, direct competency, or combination—best fits your needs, and prepare your first draft of the resume.

We recommend reading the complete advertisement to see what else could be considered a competency but is listed in another part of the advertisement. Always remember to ask yourself if the list you are working with hits the major requirements to be successful on the job. To be successful with your resume, you may have to do some intelligence work. We can give you some ideas in this book about how to do it, but in the end, you need to take responsibility, use your own resourcefulness, and think!

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