It’s important to spruce up your cover letter and resume with facts and figures. But quantify what really matters.
Facts and figures excite any decision-maker eyeing your resume. They clearly show just how good you are. But I’m totally here with Sam: it can be so hard to find solid quantifiable bits in your employment record.
So here are some better ideas for your resume or cover letter “quantification act”:
- Number of years in the company/industry.
- How many people have you’ve managed?
- How many projects you have worked on?
- Did your work contribute to an improvement in a business metric?
- Did you saved or made your employer some good cash?
Lastly, non-quantifiable accomplishments count too!
- Talk about how you helped a team accomplish X.
- Share how you trained others to do Y.
- Mention how you introduced a new company process for Z.
…just don’t focus on the commute time :).