The job market today in many areas of the country is incredibly competitive. Most jobs are only interviewing a couple of people, and you need to really market yourself well to have a shot. One of the best tools for marketing yourself and your skills to hiring managers is your resume or CV.
One of the best ways to spruce up your resume is to use metrics and add KPIs to your CV. This can often separate you from the pack and better highlight your experience and how it can translate to a new position. But what are these metrics you should look to add, and why are they important? Well, that is exactly what this article is going to take a closer look at.
The Metrics For Your CV
So which metrics and numbers should you look to include on your resume or CV? Well, that can depend on what you did at your previous employer, and what the new job is. You could mention the percentage of growth you helped reach, how many new hires you trained, how many sales your work led to, how much time you saved, and many others.
All in all, there are many important numbers you should look to include on your resume to give more context and detail to your experience. However, no matter what you put in, it needs to highlight your skills or experience and show how you can help this new company succeed.
Also, be careful with how you add these, as well. Make sure they are easy to follow and understand and make sense of where you put them. If you just throw numbers in, it generally won’t have the same impact as if you do things with a plan in mind.
Why Are These Important?
The reasons these are important to include are plentiful. Including them shows how large the impact you made was in your last position and shows you are a valuable member of a team. They are crucial in making bullet points that are driven by your accomplishments and exact work, not generalizations.
These are also added evidence to prove that your claims are legitimate. Many people are overly general on their resumes, so the more specific you can show your exact skills (and the benefits they have provided to previous employers) the better. Of course, be sure not to make up or lie about numbers, either. Adding these can also show you are results-driven, which is something many people desire in their new hires.
However, you don’t want to overwhelm people with too many numbers, but putting a few ones in strategically in the right places can have incredible benefits. Think about what the position entails, and decide what types of metrics you want to feature that you think will be the most desirable to the hiring manager.
In conclusion, we hope this blog post has been able to help you learn some of the metrics for your CV and resume, as well as why they are important.
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