Another career highlights question - should I split my highlights into categories?

by Briony C
(Rosebud South, Victoria)

I think I'm going to use a combined style resume. I intend to have an achievements heading on the first page of my resume. My question is, is it better just to have a dot point list of highlights, or would it be better to have sub headings for key job functions with related highlight statements under each heading?

Response
It depends on how many highlights you want to mention, and more particuarly whether it is relatively easy to categorise your career highlights or achievements into functional or skills based headings.

I think using headings to present your career highlights makes it easier for someone to see at a glance what you have to offer - this is always a prime consideration for me - an easy to read resume.

If you only have 4 or 5 major achievements to write about then a simple bullet list will probably do. Don't forget to use S.T.A.R or C.A.R. as a guideline for writing about your career highlights.

Best wishes,

Anthony

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