#1 resume tip to show your impact for a nonprofit
By Mark McCurdy
Have you ever heard that the best predictor of future success is past performance? There are a few exceptions but showing your results on your resume with numbers is a must to help show the nonprofit of your impact in the past.
If you are looking to get a call back on your resume for a nonprofit or social enterprise then remember this:
Numbers = value = impact
Organizations will be much more willing to call you if they can clearly see your value and not hunt for it on your resume.
Here are some examples:
Candidate #1: Order and organize supplies for nonprofit office
Candidate #2: Order supplies for 10 programs and was able to streamline process that resulted in saving the organization over $5,000 in office supply expenses in 2015
Candidate #1: Managed annual gala and luncheons for the organization
Candidate #2: Managed annual gala that raised 30% more due to expanded social media outreach and sponsorships, raising a total of $110,000 in 2015
In both examples candidate one and two have done the same thing, but in both examples candidate #2 uses numbers to clearly show value and thus showing the impact they can have at their next nonprofit job.
To start building your list is outcomes and accomplishments begin by writing out 10 things you have done at your job and then ask yourself, how big, how many, how long, how much you saved or how much you raised.
Answered a multiline phone system and greeted guests at the front desk
Answered 20 line phone system and greeted more than 100 guests with world class customer service
Numbers help to tell a story of your impact. Make sure you are using numbers to tell your impactful story for your nonprofit resume. Come join the growing community on twitter at @careers4purpose or join my Facebook group Propel Your Purpose.