Quantifiable Accomplishments on Your Resume

When was the last time you updated your resume? Most of us only think about a resume when we need one and it then becomes a huge task! Especially if you have been with the same employer or owned the same business for several years.

Even more important than your career history on your resume, are the details that are required in order to highlight your accomplishments. These detailed, quantifiable accomplishments are necessary but may be difficult to recall years later. Reducing costs, increasing sales, increasing efficiency, but by how much? Managing a team, working with customers and suppliers, but how many? What was the gross profit on that sale two years ago or what was the total value of the project you worked on five years ago?

I’m not suggesting you have a polished resume ready at all times but I do recommend that you keep notes with detailed information that will be available to you when you need it. Noting and reviewing your accomplishments on a regular basis is also an excellent exercise in personal growth increasing your self-esteem, confidence and motivation.

When you experience your next great accomplishment in your career, write down the details! You never know when you may need them.

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