What resume is easier to sell – a vague one or a specific one?
Which job candidate will stand out more – dull Joe’s accomplishments or vivid story Sue’s accomplishments? Specific work examples and vivid stories about your work can and should be an integral part of your resume and interviewing efforts. They make you more memorable to help get you in the door and could even get you hired.
Abstract and vague is the kiss of death on a resume. Instead find the pertinent talents and experiences you can extract from your work life. Use these specifics to develop concrete examples you can include in all your job search communications.
-Sunny Lurie, PhD, Fast Focus Careers