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Don't have quantifiable results on your CV? Here's what to do

By Roddy Adair, Director, Hays Personal and Executive Assistants

 

Highlighting quantifiable evidence of skills and competencies on your CV is becoming more prominent in today’s market. Stating the increase in overall profits, clients or website visitors that you were personally responsible for, for example, serves to illustrate to potential employees your usefulness and overall value. Such examples can be tracked over time, and thus equally as easy to assign an impressive numerical figure to. Therefore, such examples can enhance your CV – they help emphasize your skills and reinforce why you are the best person for the job.

However, including quantifiable evidence can be more suited for certain roles. Many roles just don’t tend to use quantifiable evidence to highlight their achievements. Therefore, if this applies to you, how should you go about adding relevant examples of quantifiable evidence to your CV?

Therefore, as seen below, there are many powerful examples can you can use to help demonstrate your expertise.

Project/account management

1. The number of projects managed

2. The number/percentage of programmes you’ve successfully delivered

3. The number of new accounts or projects you took on overtime

Team or stakeholder management

4. Staff retention/promotion rates

5.The number of team members you have managed/supervised

6.The number of internal and external stakeholders you’ve worked with in X locations or X departments

Productivity

7. Increase in market share

8. Percentage of targets hit

9. The number of customers or clients you typically served within a given timeframe

10. The volume of tasks you delivered in a given timeframe

11. Money saved from negotiations with suppliers

Personal development

12. The number of times you’ve been promoted

13. The number of new qualifications you’ve gained

14. The number of accolades you’ve won

15. The number of staff you have trained, coached or mentored

Regardless of the type of job you do, there are always tangible results which you can use as evidence when writing your CV – you just might need to think more creatively.

For more careers advice, check out our guides which cover everything from the initial search right up to salary negotiations. To find your next job, contact your local consultant straight away.

About this author

Roddy joined Hays in 1999 as a Recruitment Consultant. In 2012 he took over operational responsibility for Hays in Scotland, managing dedicated teams providing expert temporary and permanent recruitment services for a wide range of sectors and professions. From 2017, he has been the lead for Hays Personal & Executive Assistants business across the UK, providing strategic leadership to over 200 consultants.

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