Submitted by vtrubachov on
I am fairly new to MT/CT, and I was blown away by the deepness and quality of resume and interviews podcasts. I want to clarify the recommendation to include previous job descriptions and responsibilities in the resume. Taking into account all other recommendations, I would not do it unless it is something unusual or extraordinary:
- It eats additional lines of the precious one-pager space.
- You can convey your job description and responsibilities through your achievements.
- A recruiter has a some idea of responsibilities for majority of jobs, based on the title.
- My actual responsibilities change very often to adhere to new quarterly and annual goals, so you need to either put a long list or come up with something vague.
Can anyone think of any strong reason, besides if it something unusual or extraordinary, to include job descriptions and responsibilities into a resume?
"What you've done" != "How well you did it"
I'll address each of your objections as you enumerated them:
I recommend including job descriptions and responsibilities in a resume because reading resumes without them is like reading a novel that has had all the nouns removed. You just don't get the whole story.
4 - 0 to Matt
Thanks again for a comprehensive response. I see the point in concise job descriptions. I was just confused since Mark came up with a very detailed job description example in one of the resume podcasts (but it might be a negative example).
In fact, on the recent interview a hiring manager spent good amount of time asking about my responsibilities and I was not very well prepared. I realized that I could have avoided that.
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