We really want you to show that you offer a high return on investment
With as many quantifiable elements metrics as possible
Hey Badass and welcome back to the Badass Careers youtube channel
Which is all about helping you to design your dream career and get you really intentional about going out there and making that happen
If you're new around here, my name is Rosie
I'm a New Zealander hence the funny accent and i'm an ex-corporate hr manager slash recruiter turned career coach
And I help people all around the world to find clarity find their purpose to brand and position themselves and to land their next
Dream move, and if you're here, you're probably working on your resume. Right? And so I don't need to tell you twice the importance
Of having a very standout strategic resume document especially in the kind of competitive market that we have today
So congrats on being here because this is already the first step to making sure that your resume
Looks different sounds different and actually makes recruiters and hiring managers be like, whoa. Who's this?
We have to meet them and if you're here as well
You've probably heard a thousand times over that you need to
quantify your accomplishments on your resume and you need to back it up with data and you're probably like
My work is impossible to quantify and all of that good stuff. And that's exactly what we're gonna dive into in this video
I'm actually gonna talk you through step by step
How you can quantify qualify and make the achievements and accomplishments
Under your experience section on your resume that much more impactful
so let's talk about how we can turn your experience section into a series of
accomplishment statements so that you can really showcase your
Transferable skills and all your best stuff so that you can really stand out as the high value hire
And premium product that you are, but firstly I think it could be interesting to discuss
Why this is important
So the greek philosopher aristotle taught three pillars of effective persuasion ethos pathos and logos
He believed most in the power of logos using evidence facts
Data statistics and aristotle was a pretty smart, dude
Because all of the recent studies show that humans for whatever reason when there's a number involved
When there's a tangible result, it's not only more impressive but more believable too plus companies want high achievers, right?
They don't want to know that you just had a role
Responsibility and you executed that they want to know how you approached it and what you did differently
To really go above and beyond so we want to convince them that you're one of those you're one of the high achievers
So why do the majority of resumes and resume templates out there just read like job description like was responsible for this did this?
Organized things like why do they read like this? Because it's actually quite a hard concept to grasp really when it comes to
Turning your day-to-day activities things that became so normal to you into highlights and accomplishments and making them that much more concrete
but that's exactly what we're going to cover in this video so that your resume writing is going to be
Smooth sailing from here on out. So grab your resume grab your notebook. Get ready to take some tips down
This is your step-by-step guide to ditching the duties and making those bullet points underneath your experiences
Sing your praises. So step one. You have to really understand the difference and know the difference between a duty or responsibility
And an accomplishment statement. So planned events would be a job duty. It was just on your job description
It was part of it was in your realm of what you had to get done planned events
Whereas raised a hundred thousand dollars by selling out tickets to a 200 person charity event
is an accomplishment because honestly tell me what sounds better to you managed hr division for department or
Strategically managed HR for 500 employee division reducing employee turnover by 11%
Boom, it's so so important to grasp this because you don't want to be telling the recruiter or hiring manager something
They already know especially if you're going for a similar role. Most people are going to be able to say
Oh, okay. I get it by the job title
They can infer what you've done what they want to know is how you did it what you want under there,
are bullet points that sell you and what you want under there are bullet points that position you as a high value and
Expensive hire. No. So what you've got to keep in mind is the framework action result impact
What action did you take? What result did it have?
And what was the impact?
At least having action and result or action and impact
Is also a good alternative but having all three is like ding ding ding ding ding
So first steps first, I want you to ditch the role description and what you were responsible for doing
And for each role, I want you to have a bit of a brainstorming session and ask yourself these kinds of questions
What did I do? That was above and beyond my normal job duties. How did I stand out amongst other employees?
what did people come to me for what was I known for was I ever recognized by a
Supervisor an internal client or a team member for a job really, Well done. And what was I doing in that moment?
And why? Did I ever win any awards or accolades what new processes did I implement to improve things?
What problems did I solve? What challenges did I overcome? What projects did I work really really hard on?
did I ever consistently meet quotas or deadlines or targets?
Did I save the company money? Did I save the company time? What made me really great at my job?
This is the level of information that people want. This is what they want to hear
So brainstorm that for every single role that you've done and don't worry about numbers and stuff at this stage
This is just about getting the concepts the ideas the moments the highlights down on paper now for the next layer
We're going to try and paint the picture with numbers and this won't always work and that's okay
We've got an alternative for that but a lot of the times we can add
Numbers to things so I want you to take your list and add in as many facts and figures as you can
How many people were impacted by your work?
like if you rolled out a software solution to how many employees 10 000 20 000
If you exceeded goals in any way by what percentage? you can easily google percentage increase calculator
and plug in the numbers like this was the target and this is what I actually got and it will spit out the
Percentage increase that you achieved instead of saying that you actively managed a budget tell us the amount of the budget
How much was it worth?
How much money did you save how much money did you manage did the impact of your work?
Result in any of the following, happier customers, which means more sales happier employees
And if you're working with employees how many employees went through your training programs?
What was the average percentage score of your feedback if you were running events how many people were attending?
What was the budget of the event what was the size and the scope if you're writing content?
How many views were your blog posts getting? how much traffic was going to the website overall?
Even for something like a retail sales job
How much cash was coming into that cash register every day that you were handling
It could be thousands or tens of thousands worth of
Transactions that you're handling on a day-to-day basis how much foot traffic was coming in from customers?
How many customers were you serving on a day-to-day basis?
And what did that look like over a week over a month over a year estimates here are completely fine
Do you have any client satisfaction scores? feedback, data, at all that you can integrate here?
We really want you to show that you offer a high return on investment
with as many
quantifiable elements metrics as possible
So with any story you have I want you to ask yourself the following kind of questions
How many people showed up how much time was saved how many meetings did I organize? What was the size of the budget?
How many views did it get how many interactions?
How often did this occur? Whatever your situation is
Just keep asking the questions to see if any kind of metric or number can appear
As I said estimates are totally fine at this stage. Don't lie don't exaggerate but a genuine estimate is totally cool
And for the last part I want you to now add the benefit or the impact
So you've got your action and your results like a quantifiable result and now tell me about the impact
Or if you is impossible to quantify it, fine. We're going to do action and impact that's cool, too
So we're going to think about now the benefit and the impact of the work that you did
So we're really taking it one step further and thinking what was the benefit to my boss to my team?
To the company, to the company culture whatever it is, but what was the benefit?
What was the ripple effect if I did this at the end of the day and it was like ripple ripple ripple ripple
Where did it get to because by doing this not only are you communicating what you're capable of you're communicating
What your future employer will get from you or the kinds of results that can be expected through hiring you and let's face it
Everyone wants to know what's in it for them
So let's say you have created 20 client reports each month on your list instead
You can write something like created and prepared 20 monthly status reports to ensure clients
Consistently received complete and timely information here are some other examples manage social media instagram twitter facebook and pinterest
Using integrated marketing campaigns to build brand awareness and increase followers by up to 300%
Developed a digital marketing and communication strategy that contributed to a 30 increase in the community base across five continents
That's a great one
If you're doing social media or putting anything out there on a global scale
Being able to say how many countries or continents it was present in. Led a stellar marketing team and together produced
300 plus high performing content pieces resulting in a 20%
Website traffic increase planned and executed three global launch products end to end
Hitting a record of PR coverage in the company's history with 50 plus mentions
Initiated a new business proposition project with an additional revenue potential of one million euros per year
Collaborated with people team to create and roll out four new internal employee policies around parental leave social events and more
To improve employee retention rates. Trained phone support employees and new recruits
With new scripts that reduce training time from two weeks to three days see how powerful that is
Imagine if you have an entire one-page resume
full of those I would honestly rather see
Three compelling action result impact statements under your experience than like six to nine role description bullet points
It does not look better. It does not fancy. It doesn't look like you're more important or more experienced
It's just a waste of real estate if you can have compelling action result impact statements
Under your experience section
It's honestly a game changer and you know a resume full of accomplishments
Like this is the best way to show off what you can do and set you up for that next success
Which is landing your next dream job. So I hope that this mini training was useful for you
Otherwise if you don't have it yet. I also have a free download my killer resume cheat sheet
Which i'll also link in the description box down below because that will be really useful for you when it comes to
Going through your resume and just checking off that it has all of the features of a high achieving
And expensive looking resume. Otherwise guys, thank you so much for sticking around to the end
Stay badass and i'll see you in the next video. See ya