How to Craft an Attention-Getting Resume Title

Job titles: They can make or break a good first impression. You certainly don’t want to lie about your job history, but you do want to be descriptive. For example, “Accounting” is too vague, while “Management of A/R and A/P and Recordkeeping” carries both far more information and way more impact. This article I wrote for The Ladders delves into how to make sure your titles are both a) going to be acknowledged as accurate by your former/current employers, and b) attention-grabbers. Click here to read the full story.


3 Responses to “How to Craft an Attention-Getting Resume Title”

  1. Colin December 23, 2009 9:57 am

    In the above article you wrote:
    If worst comes to worst

    How can a “professional” journalist botch that common saying. What you wrote is incorrect and illogical. How can “worst” turn into “worst.”

    • lisavaas December 23, 2009 6:56 pm

      The error was not mine. It was introduced by an editor. I’ll bring it to their attention. Thanks for pointing it out.

  2. herbalecstacy March 17, 2010 9:32 am

    Hi all, i just came here when i did a quick yahoo search. Neat website you have here! Keep it up!