Resume Magic: Numerical Accomplishments

Make a Quick, Powerful Resume Update With Numbers

Want magic to happen when people read your resume or CV?

STOP talking about tasks and responsibilities.

START showing your future employer the benefits you can bring to the team. Business is all about the numbers. Quantify how you make a workplace BETTER and you will be irresistible.


Every bullet on your resume should have a numerical accomplishment demonstrating the results you achieved using one of these success verbs.

  1. Accelerated
  2. Achieved
  3. Added
  4. Advanced
  5. Awarded
  6. Changed
  7. Contributed
  8. Decreased
  9. Delivered
  10. Eliminated
  11. Exceeded
  12. Expanded
  13. Gained
  14. Generated
  15. Grew
  16. Improved
  17. Increased
  18. Launched
  19. Maximized
  20. Minimized
  21. Optimized
  22. Produced
  23. Reduced
  24. Saved
  25. Sold
  26. Streamlined

While it is important to use action verbs, avoid writing with overused words that do not demonstrate results.

STOP using these words:

  1. Managed
  2. Directed
  3. Supervised
  4. Defined
  5. Performed
  6. And my favorite phrase to delete in executive resumes, “responsible for.”

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