This week ended on a jolly note here at Sunny as we welcomed a new employee to the team. The hiring process reminded me once again about the often wide gap between what people say and what they do. We receive mountains of resumes full of fancy words but this candidate joined the company based on the actions she took, not just the words she said.
In fact I just finished reading a super-relevant blog post by Steve Acho that I’ll pass along to you here, titled:
“Resumes are often filled with words like ‘great communication skills,’ ‘results-oriented’ and ‘top-notch sales professional,’ prompting recruiters and hiring managers’ eyes to glaze over.
Great communicators communicate well, results-oriented people accomplish things, and great sales people sell more than others. Exceptional people leave a trail of evidence, and a well-done resume lists outcomes that show, rather than tell by using adjectives.”
Thanks Steve – and have a sunny weekend!
P.S. “Don’t tell me how hard you worked, tell me what you accomplished.” Andrew G. Acho