June 2, 2020

Over 80% of the resumes I receive only list duties and responsibilities instead of displaying accomplishments and achievements. This is a big mistake, particularly in the data-driven world of supply chain!

How to Display Accomplishments

Under the “Work Experience” section of your resume, sprinkle in a few points saying what impact your work had on the business. Did your efforts lead to improved service times? An improvement in inventory accuracy? Measurable improvements in employee engagement?

Why This Works

Mentioning the cost savings or the improvements you made will increase the likelihood that you will be brought in for an interview. Recruiters look for candidates who made a difference rather than maintaining status quo.  We look for job seekers who take a big picture perspective and understand the impact their work has on their employer.

Quantifying your accomplishments and achievements can also lead to a more in-depth and productive interview. Rather than the interviewer asking basic clarifying questions, they are more likely to jump straight to more detailed questions about how you saved $ or made the % improvements shown on your resume.

Bonus Tip

Don’t create a separate section for accomplishments! Employers and recruiters want to know when and where you made those achievements, so leave them under the relevant section of your work experience.

Contact Us

Looking for more resume writing tips? Check SCLSearch.com for more ideas, or take a look at our jobs page to see what opportunities we have available. Connect with us on LinkedIn. And let’s see if we can help you find that perfect opportunity in supply chain and logistics.

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