When writing a resume make sure that what you say makes you shine. The section where you talk about previous or current employers should have your position, a description of the responsibilites and key items of success. The items of success should be bullet points and if it is something like cost savings you need to put in the amount. If it is an increase in sales or a decrease in costs use the percentage. When writing remember that this is what the HR person is using to decide if you will be considered. Make sure your resume matches what they are looking for and that you are emphasizing the key points in the posting. With the economy the way it is you should be tailoring your resume for each position you are applying for. It is also wise to take a look at information on the company you are applying for (if you can find it). You can use this information in your resume as well.