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October 26, 2015

Show Measurable RESULTS on Your Resume!

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Show Measurable RESULTS on Your Resume!

By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the Amazing Cover Letter Creator

Hiring managers whip through most resumes that land on their desks. Why do they process them so quickly? Because much of what they see is so boring. Same old same old thing day after day. Job seekers jump on the Internet, pick a sample that seems good enough and then they swap out their information for what they've read.

That is one way to write a resume. But it's totally ineffective. In today's highly competitive job market it takes more than 'good enough.' It takes extraordinary. It takes that extra step that will separate you from the pack.

One way to do that is to draw the employer's attention to the results you've accomplished and produced during your work life. Avoid generalizations like this:

  • encouraged team players
  • took responsibilities seriously
  • led sales team to victory
  • met all assigned deadlines
Those attributes deserve a clap on the back but that's about all. Hiring managers want to know what they mean. So you must be specific in your use of language. Compare the list above to the one below and decide which one you'd be interested in if you were the employer trying to fill an opening at your company.
  • taught and modeled efficiency and effective work habits during a team training
  • took responsibility for cutting production costs by 10% beyond the stated monthly budget and achieved that goal
  • rallied sales team to increase department revenue by 20% in the first quarter
  • exceeded all assigned deadlines by two weeks, providing time for corrections and revisions
Now imagine yourself as the corporate rep who has been told to interview and hire someone who can join the company and assume immediate responsibility for putting the sales department on solid footing within six months. You know that if you don't pull this off your head will roll!

Meanwhile, you have hundreds of resumes piling up on your desk and you have to read them all if you're going to find the right person for the job. So you tackle the first 25, hoping to find a jewel in the stack before the day is over. Suddenly there it is the resume that shouts "Read me and be surprised."

What attracts you? The clear, direct, and specific statements that have to do with results achieved, instead of a bland list of nice qualities about the job seeker.

Think of it. There are thousands of 'nice' people out there looking for work, begging for a job, willing to do practically anything to land a position that will allow them to use their talents and bring home a regular paycheck.

Being a nice person is not enough. It matters, yes. But since there are so many people who fit that category, it's going to take a lot more to win a job that calls for leadership, problem solving, cooperation with management, and communication with customers and co-workers, as well as specific job skills such as drafting or calculating, writing or designing, building or teaching.

So when you are ready to create a resume that will 'sell,' think about results - the actions you took that led to something concrete that benefited the company in a real way, that increased revenue, breakthroughs in the industry, cost-cutting, and techniques and ideas that made a real difference. Then show how you can transfer those skills to the new job you hope to win.

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."

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