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Responsibilities in your resume don’t tell the reader what you’ve done. They tell them what you were supposed to do. Additionally, describing your responsibilities in a resume only positions you to meet baseline requirements. After all, most candidates for the same position have probably held the same responsibilities.
Instead, focus on accomplishments and value add as we have done in the after version of this financial planning and analysis resume.
Subtle design elements also help this example resume stand out and get attention.
Two graphics on the front page add eye appeal while reinforcing the key points of the resume. If this resume was run through an applicant tracking sytem (ATS), it would just skip over the graphics and move on to the next text section.
Also, notice the bolded text at the start of each achievement. This is a visual technique that helps draw the eye to the most important points while making it easier to scan the entire resume and still come away with the most important selling points.
The signature strengths section in the summary provides a convenient place to include extra keywords. Keywords are essential if you want your resume to be recalled from an applicant tracking system (ATS). But, while it is helpful to include them in the summary, it is also important that you include them in the body of the resume, used in context.
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