Potential employers don’t simply want to know what you’ve done in the past, they want to know the outcomes. The types of projects you’ve worked on and details thereof are important. Even more important are the results. Did your work or contribution to a team effort result in meeting the stated objective? Did you meet or exceed the expectations? Did you improve an existing process or present an innovative idea(s)? Essentially they want details on the outcomes of your work.
Your resume is the first step in relaying this information. Reviewers need to know what your role was with an organization, what you did for them and what you accomplished. They want to see quantifiable results. Know the role you’re applying for and be sure to include information from your past that directly relates to the job description.
Resumes only relate a small amount of information. They only begin to scratch the surface. Be prepared to discuss your role and the results in greater detail during an interview. Don’t be shy, it’s not bragging. Your simply stating the facts. And, don’t forget to mention any awards you might have won as a result of your performance.
Employers don’t get to test drive candidates to see how they’ll do. They have to make their hiring decisions based on the information available to them. Don’t hold back, give them the information they want!