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Get instant feedback on your resume with our Resume Reviewer.

Don’t Let a Typo Stop You From Landing a Dream Job

Get instant feedback on your resume with our Resume Reviewer.

Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched for members two weeks ago. The comments – “amazing”, “nice little tool”, “I wish I saw this before using my resume” and “didn’t find that tool very useful, other than reconfirming what I already knew, that I need a new resume” — were very much appreciated by us and will help us make Resume Reviewer even better.

What really surprised us was your numerical feedback:

87% of you said the feedback was helpful, and…

86% said you were likely to update your resume based on our review…

Those numbers are outstanding! And we’ll hope to improve our tool even more in the months ahead.

One comment in the written feedback caught my eye:

“What if your job accomplishments do not have quantitative results but rather are dependent on job functions. For example, Event Management is qualitative not quantitative – or at least, how do I reflect this on my resume?”

My advice is to make your resume quantitative.

We are paid a quantity of dollars in exchange for working a quantity of hours, or days, or weeks a year. Our jobs are to utilize or manage a quantity of resources to achieve a quantity of goals, quality level, or customer satisfaction.

*Everybody’s* job is quantitative.

In the case of event management, you managed a greater number of events this year than last year, you earned more dollars from those events, or spent fewer dollars while generating the same level of customer satisfaction. You attracted more people, or persuaded more celebrities to attend, or lured more sponsors, or got more press, at your events this year compared to last.

There is *no* job on the planet that is not quantitative. Even the pope and Bono have their annual goals.

More importantly, if your competition refuses to use quantitative measures in their resumes, and you do, you’ll be way ahead. And that’s because you will be communicating with your future boss in a language that she understands: dollars and cents, personnel and resources, customers and market share.

Use our Resume Reviewer to find your blind spots and get ahead in the search this week!

I’m rooting for you.

Marc Cenedella

Marc Cenedella

is the Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Ladders, Inc., the comprehensive career resource dedicated to helping professionals ‘Manage, Market and Move-up’ in their careers. Over the last decade, Ladders has transformed the way job candidates and recruiters connect online. Follow Marc on Twitter at @Cenedella.

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