Details in your resume give recruiters confidence in your ability and make you stand out from the crowd.
Wherever possible, refer to exact numbers (“supervised a staff of four”), dollar amounts (“brought in $200,000 in new business”), titles (“selected by the VP of Operations”), company names (“acted as liaison to XY Co. and WZ Inc.”), locations (“traveled to vendors in China, Japan and Sri Lanka”) and quantifiable achievements (“ranked 3rd out of 14 sales people”). If you haven’t left your old job yet, now is the time to research and compile those details.
Suppose you are interviewing two plumbers. One plumber says, “I am a plumber.” The other plumber says, “I’ve been a licensed plumber since 1998. On my last job, I came in 10% below the estimate, and I always guarantee my work for six months.”
The plumber who gives you specific information certainly sounds like the stronger candidate. Resumes work the same way: the more specific the resume, the stronger it appears and the more likely it will land you an interview.
If you have trouble identifying places where details would help, contact Robin’s Resumes®. I have proven techniques for sharpening your resume and making it more attractive to recruiters.