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While hiring, the attention the recruiters can give to a prospective candidate’s resume is less than 10 seconds. In that time, how attractive and specific the resume can be?

Here are some examples with OK, Better and Best.

OK: Won second place in the hackathon. Better: Won second place out of 50 teams in the hackathon.

Best: Won second place out of 50 teams in a hackathon at NIT Surathkal by working with two colleagues to develop an app that synchronizes mobile calendars.

OK: Member of Leadership for Tomorrow Society Better: Selected as one of 275 for this 12-month professional development program for high-achieving diverse talent.

Best: Selected as one of 275 participants nationwide for this 12-month professional development program for high-achieving diverse talent based on leadership potential and academic merit.

OK: Grew revenue for small and medium business clients. Better: Grew revenue for small and medium business clients by 10% QoQ. Best: Grew revenue for 15 small and medium business clients by 10% QoQ by mapping new software features as solutions to their business goals.

Google describes this as “Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]. The X-Y-Z principle of resume writing. This can be used for building LinkedIn profiles, and personal branding websites to offer quick clarity.