Many resumes I receive in my recruitment job are very “duty-oriented” – job seekers have long lists of what they’ve done but not enough tangible achievements. If you want to increase your chances of being called in for an interview, you need to give concrete examples of what you’ve done in a current/previous job, which will be relevant to your potential employer.
Whenever you prepare a resume, for any bullet point you write, ask yourself “How do I know I’ve done a good job?” This will help you focus on the results you’ve achieved and will help you get called for an interview as well.
When you quantify your resume, the numbers don’t have to be focused just on revenue. Perhaps you’ve trained over 200 people on a particular system at work – mention that on your resume.
Also, be specific with business situations when describing your responsibilities. If you’ve managed a team of 25, mention that, or if you’ve managed a budget of 3 million, you might want to put that number on your CV as well.
Don’t ever think you didn’t make an impact just because you weren’t in a sales role. There are other ways you might have made contribution to your employer, for example:
Hope you’ve found these tips useful!