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# Talking about numbers in resume, as mentioned in ur book

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11 Sep 2004, 08:54
Hi,

In your book you have mentioned "numbers" in resume.
You have given an example "I........\$250million something for something". And the sample resume is full of such numbers.

My concern is what if a person is not from Consulting or Private banking stream, For example, a normal Software Engineer lacking instances of such numbers! what should be his approach in this matter?

Thanks and Regards,
Just4fun

P.S. The book is great though
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11 Sep 2004, 17:03
That's a great question. A lot of people assume that since they didn't work on big contracts or mega deals, they don't have numbers they can use to quantify their work. Even if you don't have numbers like this, the more general advice is to be as specific as possible about the contributions you've made on the job, and the best way to do that is by quantifying the results. Maybe, as a software engineer, you helped bring to market a new product that generated new revenue for your company. Or, maybe you found a new way to being the time a product spends in beta testing from 30 weeks down to 15. Those ae just random examples, but you see what I'm getting at.

Hopefully you can show something like this. It's not the size of the numbers so much as your ability to use them to show what you accomplished. Even if your accomplishments feel mostly unremarkable to you, try to clearly show the impact that you've had, no matter how modest it may seem.

Good luck,
Scott
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