How to be Good in mind of employer
Write in the first person (not the third person, which makes you sound self-important), but omit the pronoun. Simply start with a verb. For example, “Managed a team of 3 juniors” (rather than “I managed a team with 3 juniors”).
When writing about your skills and achievements, make sure you start all of your sentences with a verb. Avoid stating some with a verb and some with a noun. Compare the following:
Sentences starting with verbs and nouns = bad
- “Developed new process for streamlining manufacturing efficiency. Cost reduction of 3.2 per cent over target.”
- “Founder of own business. Generated RM50, 000 sales in a year.”
Sentences starting only with verbs = good
- “Developed new process for streamlining manufacturing efficiency. Achieved cost reduction of 3.2 per cent over target.”
- “Founded own business. Generated RM50, 000 of sales in first year.”
Use the past tense for jobs that you have left and the present tense for a job you are still in. so you “managed 2 teaching assistants” in your previous job, but currently “manage a team of 3 teaching assistants and 2 teachers”.
And avoid the passive tense (for instance, “Team was restructured for greater efficiency”) and write in the active voice instead (for example, “Restructured team for greater efficiency”). The active voice sounds more action-oriented and compelling.