In Day 2 of the Resume Revamp Series we talked about the fundamental elements that a traditional resume should possess, including a list of relevant work experience.
It can be hard to determine exactly which of your previous positions are most relevant or will have the greatest impact on an employer. It can be equally as difficult communicating these experiences in a way that is both impressive and concise.
Believe it or not, this part of the resume writing process is where people spend the most time (and often have the most frustration).
Resume Tip #3: Use Numbers To Tell A Story
When describing your previous work experience, you'll want to include 3 to 4 of the top achievements or milestones you accomplished while serving in each respective role.
Using numbers as a storytelling tool and quantify key information is what will give your resume the competitive edge it needs to really stand out.
Applicant 1: Exceeded sales goals company wide and received a competative employee of the year award.
Applicant 2: Received corporate recognition for exceeding sales goals by $150,000 within the first quarter of 2017.
Now if you're hiring for a competitive sales position, which of these two applicants would you be more interested in interviewing? Which example tells a better story, leaving you intrigued and wanting to know more? Correct! The second applicant does just that.
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