Monday, January 14, 2013

Are you FYOB?

Here are some follow-up questions that I ask my clients to help them demonstrate their qualitative impact and quantitative results:
  • When have you been the first person to achieve something important? 
  • When have you been the youngest in a team?
  • When have you been the only person representing your country, company, or team? 
  • When you have you been formally or informally recognized as the best person in a project or team?

The keywords from the four points above are "first, youngest, only, best." As you can see, the first lettesr of these four keywords form a convenient acronym, FYOB.

In short, when revising your resume draft, try to demonstrate "FYOBness". In other words, always show impact, and prove it with numbers whenever possible. 

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-Updated by Vince on 14 Feb 2013

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