Six Sigma is an effective way of implementing a data-based methodology with a specific set of tools for process improvement. So Six Sigma is synonymous with the words improvement, and data-based solutions, since there isn’t any guessing or gut feeling — although some tools associated with Six Sigma do use a more creative approach (such as brainstorming and the 5 whys).
What about Six Sigma for writing effectively? In other words, writing in such a way where the solution whatever is needed is included and described. We are not just talking about the DMAIC template when you are improving your day-to-day work processes; we are also including items such as resumes and job applications to the mix.
Since the COVID crisis is coming to another phase as businesses reopen and companies are beginning to hire and are looking for top-notch candidates, many people are starting to revisit those resumes and job applications. For a resume, it should be written in such a way that the one looking to hire has found their candidate to hire, which is you. Think of your resume as the product — your customer is the hiring supervisor or manager at said company that you are applying to.
Since each company has their own criteria for hiring, find out what that company is looking for and what they deem important, and position yourself to be the top candidate. It is that simple.
A resume is not a one size fits all kind of thing. Believe it or not, there are some companies that hire for reasons other than doing your job exceptionally well. Those companies have the philosophy that whatever you don’t know you can be taught, but being a team player is most important.
So do your homework, and learn to write in a way that encourages those who do the hiring that their solution is you!
For those of you who took the time to take our Six Sigma Online classes or our virtual classes, we say good job! Because you know exactly what it takes to prepare for that next work opportunity.
For more information on our Lean Six Sigma courses and services, please visit our class schedule.
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