Resume Writing the WHO method
Creating an Evidence Based Resume
Using the WHO Resume Development Method
The Basics – What’s On a Resume?
You have 5 – 15 seconds to grab attention!
Resumes are all about Proof!
What should the Evidence Based Resume do for you? Prove your Skills, Characteristics & Potential!
Top Ten Personal Skills and Characteristics Employers Seek in Job Candidates: Does your resume currently demonstrate these skills/characteristics?
|1. Analytical Abilities, (Critical Thinking)||2. Communication Skills|
|3. Leadership Skills||4. Work Experience|
|5. Motivation / Initiative||6. Teamwork Abilities|
|7. GPA / Academic Credentials||8. Technical Skills|
|9. Interpersonal Skills||10. Ethics|
Introduction to the Evidence Based Resume using WHO?
The Evidence Based Resume Development Method is used to Evaluate your Experiences.
We refer to the Evaluation Tool as - WHO!
W = What did you do?
H = How did you do it?
O = Outcome associated with what you did
Steps for creating an Evidence Based Resume – Using WHO
Step One: WHAT - Identify WHAT you did (or do) at work, volunteering, or any other relevant experiences. Make a list of What you did (or do)!
Step Two: HOW - Review your list of what you did (or do) and start thinking about HOW you accomplish this work – what skills do you use, what methods, strategies or techniques do you use to accomplish the work? Next to your What List, Add How!
Step Three: OUTCOME - What’s the Outcome, Impact or Value of this work?
Write down the outcome! Next to your What and How List, Add an Outcome!
Try to write What, How and Outcome for every task associated with your experiences. If you have a difficult time producing all three, write What & How, OR, What and Outcome. That’s good too!
Step Four: Refine your statements using sample resumes and examples in RunnerLink’s Resume Builder module! Use action words to create a more polished and professional feel.
Step Five: Submit your resume for review using Resume Builder! The professional staff in the CECE will help you perfect the final version!
WHO Evaluation Sample
WHAT = process returns
HOW = using accuracy and following all policies and procedures
OUTCOME = ensure customer satisfaction and store integrity
Final Statement For the Resume