Top 10 Resume Tip #5 – Use Selected Highlights

Why Use Selected Career Highlights?

The word “select” draws our eye and catches our attention. We think of something exclusive, alluring, desired when we hear the word selected. That is one of the reasons I recommend using Selected Career Highlights.

Why I use Selected Resume Highlights in Most Resumes

This is why I use a Selected Career Highlights section on most resumes for my clients.

Choices for headings for this section can be:

  • Strategic Achievements
  • Leadership Performance Highlights
  • Selected Milestones and Highlights
  • Accomplishment Highlights
  • Leadership & Technology Milestones
  • Career Success
  • Key Examples of Success
  • Leadership Success Highlights
  • Career Benchmarks

What is the right content for the Selected Accomplishments section?

Your selected highlights are used for your quantifiable achievements. This illustrates the ability you have to help the company achieve its goals.

You can showcase older accomplishments but reference the company name. Nothing bothers a hiring manager more than a list of accomplishments with no ties to the job or company.

Think back on your career and fill the accomplishment area with those resume stories that show your value.

  • $50 million luxury five-star resort hotel, a 245,484 square foot, Mediterranean architectural style, featuring 33 luxury suites, meeting/ballroom, pre-function room, restaurants, state-of-the-art culinary facility, and solarium.


  • Pre-construction Services – Played a key role with pre-referendum support services to achieve successful passage of six public school referendums with values from $6.9 million to $28 million.

Selected Career Highlights?

  • Lean Enterprise – Decreased TAKT time by 58.6% and improved productivity by 23.7% through Lean Enterprise Model design and execution, while directing execution of Index Build, Point of Use Inventory, Kanban system, and leading Vendor Managed Inventory projects.


  • Tactical Marketing – Enhanced ABC’s presence in Quebec’s strong French community by participating in conferences, trade shows, and committees as the face of the company whose Canadian English background lacked the acceptance by the French plant community.


  • Capital Campaign Spearheaded $2.2 million capital campaign in collaboration with Fundraising Chair for Friends in Service to Humanity (F.I.S.H.) and garnered commitments from high net worth prospects, securing gifts from $5,000 to $100,000.

No matter how you choose to feature your accomplishments, you will find greater success in getting your resume read.

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Top 10 Resume Tip #5 - Use Selected Highlights

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