Brian Fink

How do you quantify your resume when you don’t work with numbers?

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You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume. It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position.

Not knowing the exact figure for things is often a big deterrent for using numbers in resumes. One way to overcome this is to use a range.

It’s perfectly fine to not know exactly how many clients you see a month or how many calls you take a week, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still quantify it.

Give it your best estimate, and the range will show that there is a bit of leeway. And, of course, focus on your impact.

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When interviewing, give concrete answers.

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Yesterday, I gave made a really long post about interview prep. Rereading it, I should have focused on one core element: giving concrete answers to questions you are asked in the interview.

Give examples from your experience that demonstrate your knowledge and skills. Show confidence in your skills and be positive about what you have done.

But, how do you wow the interviewer with your stellar skills and experience without sounding inauthentic? Standing out from a crowded pack of applicants can be difficult, but there are ways to show potential employers that you’re a qualified candidate.

Giving specific and concrete examples of your skills provide a glimpse into your authentic self and the work you’ve accomplished to bring you to this moment.

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Brian Fink

Brian Fink

Executive Recruiter. ✈ #ATL ↔ #SF ✈ Building companies is my favorite. Opinions are my own. Responsibility is freedom. 🖖