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Creating your resume, but stumped for ideas beyond your job titles, places of employment, tasks, and education? Getting employers to pick up the phone requires a much stronger brand message! Related: 3 Ways To Quantify Your Experience With Numbers If you haven’t focused on your ROI – the benefit companies get when hiring you – your search can go on indefinitely. You might believe that recruiters or HR managers will “get” this message from reading about your past jobs or span of authority – but guess what? With plenty of resumes to review, most hiring authorities won’t take the time to connect the dots in your background. Therefore, if you’ve made a significant difference at past employers, but your resume doesn’t provide this evidence, you’ll lose your shot at winning an interview (while employers hire your competition instead).

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Readying your resume for a leadership or executive job search? You might find the traditional data—career titles, management assignments, projects, and education—aren’t enough anymore. Now, more than ever, companies have intensified their focus on one area of your performance: money. Employers want leaders who can make, save, and control it, which will give them strength to fight the economic downturn. Related: 3 Ways To Emphasize Your ROI On Your Resume If you’re an executive in the midst of a job hunt, you’ll find that writing a dollar-driven resume will help gain more interest from employers. This change will not only paint a more vivid picture of your qualifications, but help you land more interviews—and boost the level of the jobs for which you’ll be considered. Netting more attention from companies eager to benefit from your expertise isn’t as hard as it might seem. After all, most leaders can point to the effect of their work on revenue, profit, and cost.

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