Although a great achievement, it will take up space on your resume that could be devoted to something PR related that matters to the reader, and will have the reader question what the relevancy is.
If a question comes up in an interview around your greatest achievement unrelated to your job, save it until then.
Writing Achievements Which Aren’t Achievements.
You may be proud of the fact that you got a high HSC mark (or the equivalent final year at high school mark) however this is a) no longer relevant and b) not actually an achievement in the way that they’re meant to be used on a resume.
Achievements must be related to the roles you’ve been in i.e. ways in which you’ve positively contributed to the businesses you work in, voluntary work, and you could stretch it to a professional-esque type hobby (for example, you’ve been sprinting professionally for years, and have just won an olympic bronze medal).
Including An Unprofessional Email Address.
We all have an email address that we created way back when the internet was brand new and we had chat names and nicknames like littlelucy80.
Then you signed up for a hotmail account, and have been using it ever since. Well, it’s time for a new one!
Ensure your new email either originates from your internet service provider or is one that is linked to Google.
An inappropriate email address will have you get the wrong sort of attention – the type that you don’t want!
Including An Objective Statement.
Objective statements are so 1990’s.
Now in the 21st century, it works better to use a ‘Professional Profile’ or a ‘Personal Profile’ section.
Employers don’t care much about what it is that you want (but can use it against you if you’ve forgotten to change it from the last role that you applied for).
Tell them what you can do for them. Tell them about your experience, qualifications and skills – those which are of interest to them. Explain how you believe you’re a match for the role, and why they should bother to continue reading your resume.
THEN with the rest of your resume, you can launch into using achievements as supporting evidence for your introductory paragraph.
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