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When you are drawing up your CV ready to send out to prospective employers, it can be very easy to overlook adding figures to your information. You can be so wrapped up in the style, grammar, and format of your layout that forgetting to say how much time or money you saved your company can often be missed.

Prospective employers will spend on average just 15 to 30 seconds on their first skim of your CV. You have a small window of opportunity to grab your readers’ attention and the best way to do this is by using figures to quantify your achievements in an easy to read format that literally leaps off the page as they read.

What sort of figures should you use? Think amounts. Instead of saying that you streamlined your department to become more productive, try stating that you reorganized working practices that boosted production by 25% over a 12 month period. 

StandOut CV has produced this guide highlighting 14 important figures for your CV that perfectly illustrate the power of using numbers on your CV.

14 Important Numbers for Your CV

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Written By
Andrew Fennell is an experienced recruiter, founder of London CV writing service StandOut CV and author of The Ultimate CV Writing Guide .

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