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5 Types of numbers you need on your resume

By Procom

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When recruiters and hiring managers are scanning resumes for qualified candidates, they're looking for the quantifiable achievements that position someone as the best fit for the role. Because what you were hired to do isn't as important as what you did, and the numbers you list on your resume will demonstrate the value that you brought to previous positions. 

When crafting your resume these are the types of numbers you should consider adding to yours. 

 

1.Percentages

Percentages are important. Charles Liikson, a Technical Recruiter with Procom advises, "Numbers/Math is the universal language. Everyone speaks it. There is no way to be more clear than to use a specific number on your resume." Metrics can show the improvements you've made in your roles, so you'll want to highlight the increases and decreases you've achieved. These percentages can include:

Targets achieved

Increased website traffic via social media by 30% within 90 days…

Service provision

Decreased escalations by 20% within first 30 days…

Costs saved

Reduced department spending by 15%...

 

2. Budgets 

Demonstrating how you've managed budgets shows your bottom line decision making capabilities. For example, provide budget numbers for previous projects. This shows the size and complexity of the projects you've managed or participated in. Moreover, you can also include whether you delivered your project on or under budget.

Budget responsibility

Led Project X with a budget of $X, resulting in X% increase in sales.  

 

3. Time

Time is valuable, and what you do with it matters -- to you, your employer and colleagues. Highlighting the following on your resume will demonstrate how you’re using yours wisely:

Completion dates

Delivered a transformation program 2 months ahead of schedule.

Time saving processes

Implemented new customer service process, saving staff an hour per day. 

 

4. Size

Stats on size can give a potential employer a metric to quantify the impact you've had in previous roles within different sized companies and the amount of work you can handle. Show sizes of:

Portfolio

Managed a customer base of 20 Clients

Teams

Lead a department team of 10 staff

Project

Managed a $1M expansion project… 

 

5. Location 

If potential employers can see where you've been, it can give them a better idea of where you can go. So, you'll want to highlight your geographical impact by including:

Countries and cities

Trained new employees across 5 countries…

Offices

Managed regional sales teams across 5 offices…

 

Numbers don't lie, and when it comes to your resume, yours need to add up!  

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by Procom

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