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examples of when you’ve demonstrated such behavior. Perhaps you achieved a positive result by participating on a board or on a company task force. Have you increased sales at your company? It’s more impressive to explain how you did it; perhaps via effective team leadership.

Consider the caveats. Your competency focus should be used to enhance and highlight your work history. A purely competency-based resumé may raise a red flag if specific dates and gaps in employment appear to be disguised. Taylor notes that the chronological resumé is still the preferred format. But no matter what style of resumé you decide on, putting in some detail about how you achieved results could help you put your best foot forward.

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