You’d be surprised by how many people don’t know how to describe their previous employment experience in terms of value. Listen — a prospect employer already knows what the job duties and functions are. It is your task to make that employer see the value you can bring the position they’re offering by telling them about the value you brought the positions you already had. Mediocrity is all too common. If you find yourself unable to describe how you’ve helped your place of employment, how you contributed to the company — ask yourself, and be honest here — do you have any value? Learn to show that you don’t just do your job, you add value. I took these screenshots from a conversation I was having with a friend of mine who recently passed the state exam to be a Registered Nurse and has solicited my help to re-work her résumé. Between our texts, our emails and in-person conversations, I wanted her to get away from just merely describing what she did in each “job” she had and start describing how she made a difference; how did she add value.