Executive Resumes Need Metrics
In an executive resume, numbers catch the eye. Quantified metrics also boost the value of resume content.
Think about it. Employers read a resume with one primary question: “ How can you help ME?”.
These employers have pain points that need solving, and almost all are tied in some way to the bottom line.
If you have experience excelling in their areas of need, employers want to know 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 how you did it and what the results were. Numbers and specifics matter.
When considering what numbers to share in your resume, consider these questions:
1. Did you make money?
2. Save money?
3. Cut costs?
4. Improve efficiency?
5. Streamline processes?
6. Reduce resources?
7. Increase productivity?
8. Save time?
9. Enhance customer/client satisfaction?
If you answered yes to any of the above, be sure to note the exact amount (how many, how much, how often) with dollars, percentages, or figures. If you can’t remember, now is the time to start keeping track of these measurements.
Build resume statements (like the ones I share in this complimentary post) that integrate captured specifics, numbers, and metrics for stronger and greater impact.
In your executive resume, numbers and metrics can be the difference between getting noticed or being passed over.