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For most industries – numbers are the most important part of your resume. Now this may be obvious for a sales resume or a management resume, but really numbers apply to everyone. They quantify each of your accountabilities and achievements, and therefore add credibility to your experience. Numbers do not only apply to revenue increases, as many people assume. You can include numbers for a full multitude of points on a resume: # of clients acquired in a given period of [...]
When it comes to the introduction of your resume, we’ve already explained that an objective statement is not the best method. Everyone should embrace the alternative – and highly effective – value statement. As you can imagine, a value statement is a statement that demonstrates your value. Easy enough right? The more important question here is, what information should you include in order to craft an effective value statement? We’ve broken down the Top 5 pieces of information that should [...]
Filling out your contact information at the top of your resume may seem like the easiest step in the resume writing process, but you should never downplay the importance of it. Yes, there are the obvious reasons (1) the hiring manager needs to know your name, (2) the hiring manager needs to know how to contact you, but your contact information is saying more about you than you think. Email Address It is common advice nowadays to be sure to [...]
Did you know 72% of professionals do not include 'References Available Upon Request' at the bottom of their resumes? Our recent poll found that: 72% of respondents voted "no" to the question "Do you write 'References Available Upon Request' at the bottom of your resume? 16% of respondents voted "yes" 8% of respondents voted "sometimes" While 4% of respondents voted to "leave a name and number of reference"