Hi Folks,

I heard the the show on resume some time recently. (I am new bee to Manager Tools). I have the following questions regarding resume writing.

I have faced a number of situations like the following.

I work in a team with 2 or 3 members. I have come up with some very good ideas. But there when final product that comes out is not exactly similar to the initial idea proposed. It undergoes a series of changes (thanks to the opinion/ corrections from other members of the team). I really value the suggestion of the team members, but the problem is that there are times when final product comes out it will have a so much of other persons ideas that it will look like his idea completely.I acknowledge others contribution but how do I put it my resume that the product is actually my idea (or I started the product idea)

Extending this to the implementation phase(I am software engineer). I would have implemented a particular system for the project, but the system might be ultimately discarded when the final product is out. How do I mention these in my resume.

I am also on the other side of the road many times. Like, I have given suggestions to a project and it finally succeed. How do I take credit for the same without taking too much off the person who came up the initial idea.

Sundar Rajan G S

aspiringceo's picture


You need to get your involvment and success on your resume. How about saying something like

Developed the idea for x
Designed the initial system for x leading to the development of y
Led the team responsible for x
Proposed the idea for x
Reviewed and strengthened the design / implementation of X

I'm not a IT person so the examples above may not be correct but remember its all about the use of the action verbs.

Hope this helps


sundarrajan's picture

The reply regarding resume is very useful to me!

Sundar Rajan G S

Mark's picture
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What Edmund said is spot on.

And, you can also say, "member of a three person team which..."


aspiringceo's picture


What Edmund said is spot on.

And, you can also say, "member of a three person team which..."


Thanks for the feedback Mark, much appreciated