Writing Resume Bullet Points

Bullet points under each experience or accomplishment are the ways to showcase your hard skills (industry/major-specific skills, like debugging software) and soft skills (communication, teamwork, leadership, etc.).  Try the WHO method to demonstrate your skills. 

The WHO Method is a framework used to create strong bullet points, also known as “value points.” Most employers can look at job titles on your resume and accurately guess WHAT you did. What excites employers is to know HOW you completed the work and the OUTCOMES or results of that work. To develop bullet points using the WHO Method, choose a task from your experience then consider:

W = WHAT did you do (tasks/projects)

H = HOW did you do the work (skills, strategies, methods, tools)

O = OUTCOMES associated with the work (results, contribution, intention, scope)