Vroom Vroom! Let your C.A.R resume get you to your dream job!
Your resume tells a story about you and your professional development. One way to approach telling this story is through concise and results-focused bullet points that speak to:
Where you have been
What you have done
What you have accomplished
The qualities that employers are looking for
What Is The C.A.R Method Formula?
The C.A.R method formula fuels your resume by helping you to develop strong resume bullet points that describe your achievements. Each point highlights a challenge, action, and result that frames your success in context.
Challenge- The situation (problem or opportunity) that needed to be addressed
Action- The step(s) that you took to address the challenge
Result-The outcome and impact of the action you took to address the challenge
How Do You Apply The C.A.R Method Formula To Your Resume?
Step 1- Develop your stories
Formulate stories that focus on your achievements in your past jobs, volunteer work or projects.
Step 2- Transform your stories into resume bullet points
Turn your stories into concise resume bullet points that pack a punch. Keep in mind the following tips for writing your bullet points:
Describe your results using numbers whenever possible
Start your bullet points with the action and result as they are the crucial points of your story
Use specific action verbs that describe how you took action
Job: Production Specialist at Jay’s Bakery and Coffee House
Challenge: Our vendor for vanilla extract was raising prices significantly
Action: I obtained quotes from other vendors and assembled a cross-functional team to research whether it was feasible to make vanilla extract in-house
Result: We were able to transition vanilla extract production in-house at a 20% savings compared to the vendor’s prices.
Resume Bullet Point
Increased savings by 20% by transitioning vanilla production from vendor to in-house
Test Drive Your C.A.R
Consider this scenario:
You are creating bullet points in your resume that reflect your achievements in Sales & Marketing Management. Which of the following points is written using the C.A.R method?
A. Researched marketing approaches and strategies
B. Added $300K in quarterly revenue in 2019 by training new sales representatives in solution selling strategies
C. Finished the quarter 5% ahead of the department’s targeted marketing goal
Which bullet point would you add to your resume?
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