Jobseeker Advice from CareerRush:

Using Numbers, Examples and Facts to Show Your Accomplishments In Your Resume

Unless you go all out and craft a resume that is outstanding, you will never actually get the opportunity to make it to the interview where you can further impress your potential employers. You need to call attention to yourself in such a manner that you will be moved to the front of the pack and the hiring managers are going to want to call you back so that they can learn more about everything which you have to offer their company. There will be a few ways to make this impression, although one of the strongest will be to actually tell them the truth.

When writing a resume, most people will try to make themselves sound better and more qualified than they actually are. They will typically do this by listing vague descriptions of what they've been able to achieve. This is only a natural inclination but it is one which you can take advantage of to put yourself out at the head of the pack. Instead of being vague on your resume, you can make a very strong impression by giving specific examples of your accomplishments throughout the course of your experience.

Numbers are one of the strongest ways to make a good impression on your resume and this is because numbers will indicate specific examples of what you have been able to achieve. When you list numbers on your resume, the people reading it will be able to picture exactly who you are as a worker. It does not matter if these numbers relate to your sales, the number of people whom you managed or even the time span that you were in a single position. The more specific you are on the resume, the more accurate of a picture you will be able to paint. Employers like to see this.

Specific examples are going to be important as well. Instead of merely telling these employers that you were in charge of a great deal of projects or functions, give them an example of something that you had to do. You can paint the picture of a particular problem which you faced in the past and tell them how you resolved it. This can show that you are resourceful and a good person to have on the team when trouble strikes.

The facts that you list are going to make a strong impression as well, assuming that you present them throughout your resume in a humble manner. Simply listing a section of facts is only going to turn potential employers off because they may feel that you have too much of an ego to become a good part of the team. If you sprinkle these facts throughout your resume, however, you can optimize the effect which they will have. Listing the facts about your particular achievements will allow your prospective employers to know exactly who they are bringing onto the team. This can be an advantage over another candidate who may have presented a vague resume without ever giving an indication of who they are as an employee.

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