Use numbers in your resume career profile
To really capture the attention of the tired, rushed person screening resumes, try using numbers in your resume. By quantifying the work you do, you communicate your results, as opposed to a description of what you do. Consider this example from an entry-level fast food resume: “Served 236 drive-through customers per hour, beating corporate standard by five percent” versus “Served drive-through customers food” or “Worked in fast food window”.
Help employers see how you add value
When you tie numbers to the work you do, you signal that you understand the employer’s perspective. Employers hire job candidates who add value to the organization. Anyone can “work in the fast food window”. But not just anyone can improve productivity, reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, increase revenues, meet timelines, keep projects under budget, or acquire new customers. Focus on the ways you add value and you’ll help employers see the reasons they should hire you – and not whoever sent the next resume on their list.