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"Crafting a SMART Resume: How to Showcase Your Skills and Experience Effectively"

As a recruiter specializing in Payments and fintech, I frequently encounter resumes that fail to effectively showcase the candidate's achievements in a manner that resonates with and enlightens the reader.

Typically, a hiring manager or recruiter allocates less than 30 seconds to assess a resume and determine whether to proceed with the candidate.

Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that your resume adheres to the SMART criteria: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, Timely.

Specific: Can the reader clearly discern the nature of the accomplishment, award, or task?

Measurable: How was the outcome quantified, whether in percentages, KPIs, growth metrics, etc.?

Actionable: What steps did you personally take to drive this achievement?

Relevant: Do your achievements and statements align with the requirements of the position?

Timely: What was the timeframe within which a goal, accomplishment, award, or task was achieved?

Your resume serves as the pivotal initial phase in securing your next career-defining opportunity; therefore, ensure it does not get relegated to the rejection pile due to vague, nondescript accomplishments and statements.

Be assertive, proud, and SMART in crafting your resume, as it will significantly impact this crucial first stride towards pursuing your next career milestone.

Since 1999 Group W Partners Payments Recruiters has been a market leading Fintech Executive Search firm, connecting today’s payments talent with tomorrow’s career opportunities.


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