Resumes often come with conflicting advice, but as you'll see in this post, there's 1 universally agreed-upon mistake we should avoid at all costs.
Let's dive in!
There's no shortage of conflicting advice when it comes to writing resumes, but there is one universally recognized mistake: failing to quantify the impact of your work.
Put another way, rather than simply stating tasks, it's essential to showcase results using relevant metrics.
Remember: Metrics don't have to be big and sexy. As long as you answer one of these 3 questions, it's a valid metric:
Instead of writing something like:
How many ➡️ US$ 1,200
How often ➡️ Weekly
How long ➡️ 12 weeks
Whether you're taking care of a sick family member or you're just a second year student with literally 0 working experience, you can use the following prompt in ChatGPT to identify relevant metrics to include in your resume:
You are an expert resume writer with over 20 years of experience.
I'm writing a bullet point for an experience on my resume but I don't know how my success was measured
I will describe my responsibilities and your task is to list 5 relevant metrics that I can include to quantify the impact of my work
Here's what I did:
Make sure to check out this video on 5 Resume Mistakes You MUST Avoid!