You’re summarizing what you’re responsible for and not the value provided to the business.
"I worked with accounting team to ensure payments were accurately paid". ❌
Okay, but why should we care?
"Collaborated with the accounting team to implement a rigorous payment verification process, resulting in a 10% reduction of payment errors in fiscal 2015.” ✅
Use action statements with key results to demonstrate the value you can bring
You’re listing skills that aren’t relevant to the job
I have proficiencies in Adobe Creative Suite, I can run a Youtube Channel, I can design logos. ❌
Aren’t you applying for customer service jobs?
I’m an effective communicator, empathetic, patient, with strong problem solving skills ✅
You’re using a format that can’t be picked up by Applicant Tracking Software
Text on dark colored backgrounds, images, or wacky fonts are hard for robots to read. ❌
A simple style and font is usually the most effective ✅