President Of Knobull Explains Top 2 Predictors Of Resume Success

By: Knobull
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Nov. 22, 2023 - PRLog -- When you update your resume, highlight your work achievements and make sure to include measurable results. If you work in marketing and updated the marketing strategy for C-suite executives, make that stands out. Do the same if you work on advertising and your ads increased revenues by 40%.

Unfortunately, many people forget about quantifying results. "Measurable accomplishments is the thing that I looked for in resumes and in LinkedIn," says Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull, who earlier in his career recruited for P&G, Pfizer, AutoNation and Lockheed Martin.

People on LinkedIn have 5-to-10 years with one title

"It's pretty common for people not to include their bottom line impact on the job", says Bentley. "I seldom see people included dollar amounts or per cent improvement to demonstrate success on their LinkedIn profile. Using a JobStars career coach, found on our homepage, can help improve the overall design of your resume and profile.

But especially as it pertains to people who've been at a company for a long time, it's cause for suspicion. There are many people who've been at the same place for "five-to-10 years with one title. And the assumption I make is, they must not have been getting significant results this whole time.'"

Forgetting to add critical details can make it look like your career's been stagnant, and that you haven't done anything to stand out and warrant recognition.

Past bottom line impact is the "No. 1 predictor of future success," he says.

How to include figures on your resume

When it comes to how to include this in your LinkedIn profile and resume, make it the first thing potential employers see.

In the career summary, include bullet points describing several of your most significant accomplishments.

Also, show progress throughout your career with a history of title growth within organizations and when each change occurred. That, coupled with high profile accomplishments, strengthens your presentation!

"Progression and impact growth for me indicates that you are solving problems, that companies want to invest in you and that they want to keep you," says Bentley, "which then would have made me want to steal you from them."
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