May 04, 2020 - 04:34 PM
If a potential employer asks for proof of quantifiable achievements from a former employer but you are not legally allowed to share that information, consider directing the potential employer to the HR department of your previous employer. The HR department of your previous employer might be able to furnish proof that you are not legally allowed to share confidential statistics-based information tied to the business.
A bit more on quantifiable achievements: on your resume, you might write that you "managed a 17-member advertising team that grew company revenue by 55 percent in a year." This is much more impressive than just saying you "managed an advertising team." Resumes that can offer such quantifiable proof of how you helped a company succeed will stand out from the competition and are much less likely to be eliminated for consideration.
Some quantifiable achievements you might want to focus on include the dollars or percentages that have grown revenue; market-share increase; efficiency improvement percentages; money saved in dollar terms; increase in market share in percentages or dollars; number of customers served; and how many contracts or bids that have been won. You don't need to quantify every bit of your work experience but try to have at least a few for each position. "